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Keep your personal information safe in the New Year

Jim Kreidler
As 2021 winds down, lots of us are making resolutions for a fresh start in the New Year — maybe to exercise regularly, get our finances in order, or spend more time with friends. But your list isn’t
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Your guide to protecting your privacy online

Maneesha Mithal
The things we do throughout the course of our day give businesses access to information about our habits, tastes, and activities. Some might use it to deliver targeted ads to you, or to give you
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Using a Shopping App

Millions of people have downloaded shopping apps to their smartphones. Apps can save you time in checking out, earn rewards, and find coupons and deals. But before you download one, think about the
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How To Protect Your Privacy Online

When you do anything online, you leave a trail. Learn how online tracking works and what you can do about it. What To Know About Online Tracking What You Can Do About Online Tracking What To Know
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Securing Your Internet-Connected Devices at Home

Our homes are filled with internet-connected devices. They let us see what’s happening at our homes from wherever we are, get our favorite music and shows with a voice command, or change the
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How To Protect Your Privacy on Apps

Worried about your privacy when you’re using apps on your cell phone or tablet? Here’s what you can do to protect your privacy before and after you install apps on your device. Your Privacy on Mobile
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Stalking Apps: What To Know

Do you think an abusive partner or ex is monitoring you through your phone? They might be using stalking apps (spyware or stalkerware) that secretly track your device activity. Here’s information
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What To Do if You’re the Target of Revenge Porn

Did someone share an intimate image of you without your OK? Or was a nude picture taken without your consent, or maybe an image you shared with someone was shared further than you’d intended? If so
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Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

Seena Gressin
Some of you are celebrating your second COVID-19 vaccination with the giddy enthusiasm that’s usually reserved for weddings, new babies, and other life events. You’re posting a photo of your