Tag: privacy

Do your kids or grandkids use apps on your phone, tablet or e-reader? Of course they do. Many apps are fun, educational and engaging. But before you hand over your mobile device to a youngster, here are six things to know and do:

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The FTC has entered into a settlement with Epic Marketplace and its affiliated companies about Epic’s use of “history sniffing.” That’s the practice of sniffing around computer users’ web browsers to find out whether they’ve visited certain...

Identity theft can be scary, but knowing what to do can help put you in control. To learn more about dealing with identity theft, check out ftc.gov/idtheft.

Many companies you do business with are required to give you privacy notices that explain their information-sharing practices. In turn, you have the right to limit some — but not all — sharing of your information. The law balances your right to...

It's important to act quickly once your identity is stolen.

There are immediate steps you can take to help minimize the damage to your account and credit.

If your identity is stolen, there are three steps you can take to minimize the damage and help bring the identity thief to justice.

Identity theft affects millions of people each year. You can learn how to make protecting yourself from identity thieves part of your daily routine.

From using a savings card at your local grocery store to exploring a social networking app on your phone, many everyday activities allow businesses access to information about your habits, tastes and activities. But where does that information go...

Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance.  

If you suspect that someone is...

Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. There are four main ways to do it: know who you share information with; store and dispose of your personal information securely, especially your Social Security...

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