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9 Ways Passwords Are Compromised

by Barbara J. Feldman November 3, 2010

Although strong passwords that are impossible to guess are an important part of online security, they are not the only precaution you need to take to keep your online identity secure. Leo Notenboom of Ask Leo lists nine ways your password could be compromised, even if it is very long, has lots of numbers and […]

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Facebook Privacy Guide

by Barbara J. Feldman September 8, 2010

With its new Facebook Places service, Facebook recently pitted itself against Foursquare in the location-based social media market. Almost immediately concerns over privacy were raised by the ACLU, who says that opting out of public tagging of your location is too difficult. To learn how to lock down the various geo-tagging features of Facebook, take […]

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How To Opt Out of Behavioral Advertising

by Barbara J. Feldman July 21, 2010

Behavioral advertising is online advertising based on your history of online activity. For example, if you visit an online shoe vendor, as you travel around the Internet, you might notice ads from that vendor appearing on unrelated, third party sites. This “trick” is accomplished by small cookie files that are stored on your computer by […]

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Protecting Your Kids From Social Mapping

by Barbara J. Feldman April 24, 2010

“Location, location, location,” is the saying normally quoted by real estate professionals or anyone referring to how important location is with regards to property or real estate. However, it turns out that location is much more important to many people than you’d think, especially in the digital age. Social mapping is one way in which […]

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Understanding Social Mapping

by Barbara J. Feldman April 24, 2010

Social mapping is fairly common these days. It’s something you should be paying more attention to as social mapping is complex and there’s a lot you need to know to fully understand what it is and how it affects you. Here are some things you can do to better understand social mapping and how it […]

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