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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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How to Stop Spam Events on Google Calendar

by Barbara J. Feldman March 20, 2012

Have you ever found a spam event on your Google calendar? In my case it was a court appearance in the state of New York regarding some paperwork from the Department of Social Services! I live in California, and am pretty certain I have no open court cases in New York. It was a bit […]

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How to Manage Permissions Settings

by Barbara J. Feldman January 24, 2012

It’s 2012, do you know who has access to your online accounts? Throughout the year we click on pretty, sparkling new-fangled apps, and in the process give third-party software providers access to various parts of our online identities. Ready to reign in control? My Permissions provides easy access to the URLs that control the permissions […]

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Is Somebody Reading Your Email?

by Barbara J. Feldman November 29, 2011

Do you worry about strangers reading your email? Perhaps a nefarious hacker or the government? Sorry to burst your conspiracy bubble, but chances are that the email voyeur reading your email is someone you know, such as a spouse, boss or work colleague. An email privacy survey by Retrvo Blog confirms that there is a […]

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Is Your Browsing History Recoverable?

by Barbara J. Feldman August 9, 2011

A recent, high profile murder trial in Florida used search history to incriminate the plaintiff. Just how much of your history actually remains on your personal computer? Leo Notenboom, of Ask-Leo.com, explains that unless you have spyware installed on your computer, your every keystroke is not being recorded. However, there is a fair amount of […]

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Facebook’s Facial Recognition Service Causes Privacy Issues

by Barbara J. Feldman June 14, 2011

Facebook finds itself in the middle of yet another privacy maelstrom, when they opted all their users into their new facial recognition photo-tagging service. For an analysis of why some think this is “super creepy” and big-brother-ish, read this article from PC World by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal.

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