Tag: privacy

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...

Consumers are getting more and more unsolicited robocalls. As the number of these calls has multiplied, so have the number of complaints reported to the FTC, state and local law enforcement agencies, and consumer organizations across the...

Thinking of upgrading to a new mobile phone or device? Maybe returning one that didn’t work out for you? It’s important to delete any personal information you stored on the device.

How to Remove Personal Information Checking Twice...

The National Do Not Call Registry gives people a way to stop getting unwanted telemarketing calls at home. Registering your landline or mobile phone number is free.

How the Do Not Call Registry WorksCalls Not Covered by Do Not CallStill...

Have you ever wondered why some online ads you see are targeted to your tastes and interests, or how websites remember your preferences from visit to visit? The answer may be in the “cookies.”

A cookie is information saved by your web...

Scammers, hackers, and identity thieves are looking to steal your personal information – and your money. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself, like keeping your computer software up-to-date and giving out your personal information...

If you have a smart phone or other mobile device, you probably use apps – to play games, get turn-by-turn directions, access news, books, weather, and more. Easy to download and often free, mobile apps can be so much fun and so convenient that...

Unwanted commercial email – also known as "spam" – can be annoying. Worse, it can include bogus offers that could cost you time and money. Take steps to limit the amount of spam you get, and treat spam offers the same way you would treat an...

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