Archive for privacy

Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi! Here are my tips! (TODAY Show)

Ever wondered how you can stay safe while browsing the web on public Wi-Fi when at a coffee shop, airport, or other unsecured network? I set up a decoy network at a hotel in New York city and see how many people I can trick into signing on to the fake network. You need to […]

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Ad-Free Social Network App.net Exceeds its Fundraising Goal of a Half-Million Dollars

What if there were a social network that promised not to sell your personal data to advertisers? Would you join, even if you had to pay for it? That’s the premise of app.net, a very bright idea from developer Dalton Caldwell, who felt that Facebook didn’t respect his contribution to their social ecosystem — or […]

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Are we revealing way too much info about ourselves online? Millions not using Facebook privacy settings!

“I can’t believe what I’m reading!” That is the feeling I got while digesting Consumer Reports’ recent “State of the Net” survey, which essentially puts our digital habits under the microscope. The reason I was so shocked by the report boils down to these three things. Continue reading this blog post on HLNtv.com.

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The risks involved in giving apps permissions to login with your Facebook or Twitter accounts

Even when you get your privacy settings just right (assuming that’s even possible!) your personal info and data is still at risk every time you give an app permission, or sign in to an application using Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media service. In my latest on HLN, I look into the risks you […]

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