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Why Did I End Up in a Facebook Closet?

Thumbnail image for Why Did I End Up in a Facebook Closet? by Barbara J. Feldman November 21, 2013

Those of us that keep on eye on such things, have seen an increase in successful password hacks recently. It seems like there’s another high-profile site whose passwords have been exposed every week. If you have an account compromised at one of these sites, you’ll likely get an email from the affected site asking you […]

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What Facebook Knows About You

Thumbnail image for What Facebook Knows About You by Barbara J. Feldman May 13, 2013

Researchers at Cambridge University recently published a study that shows that by aggregating all your Likes on Facebook, an automated algorithm can describe you fairly accurately. Personal traits that can be determined include “race, age, IQ, sexuality, personality, substance use and political views.” And this is just from data that is publicly available. The study […]

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This Photo will Self Destruct in 10-9-8…

Thumbnail image for This Photo will Self Destruct in 10-9-8… by Barbara J. Feldman February 25, 2013

In a world where everything you post online is archived somewhere and saved for eternity, a photo sharing app that destroys your photos/videos within seconds of being received has some appeal. Snapchat is the leader in this field (it was recently the third most popular free photo app in iTunes) and Facebook has a competitive, […]

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How to Turn Photo Stream Off

Thumbnail image for How to Turn Photo Stream Off by Barbara J. Feldman February 12, 2013

Photo Stream is an Apple cloud syncing feature of iOS that automatically uploads your latest 1000 photos to iCloud, and shares them across all your iOS devices, and with specified friends and family. While the feature can be cool, it can also be creepy, knowing that no matter what you photograph, it is also being […]

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Clean Out Your Wallet, Protect Against Identity Theft

Thumbnail image for Clean Out Your Wallet,  Protect Against Identity Theft by Barbara J. Feldman January 23, 2013

Identity Theft Protection Infographic – Courtesy of Shoeboxed.

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Do You Use a Disposible Email Address?

Thumbnail image for Do You Use a Disposible Email Address? by Barbara J. Feldman September 4, 2012

Do you ever use a disposable email address to prevent being bombarded with mailings from a vendor or other website? There are several ways to do this, including a few services that offer temporary emails for just this purpose. If you’d like to consider faking out websites that ask for your email address, here are […]

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