Tag: privacy

It’s no secret that kids take to the Internet like — hmm, ducks to water.

It’s also no secret that parents are concerned about their kids’ privacy online.

And it’s no secret that since April 2000, the FTC has vigorously enforced the...

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:

Try out the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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