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Warnings about holidays and “check-ins”

April 5 2 comments

GeoTag Danger

Risks of geo-tagging

Did you know that your smart phone could unknowingly be putting you in danger? A number of applications and social networking sites “Geotag” your location when you post or take pictures. Your privacy settings might also allow others to tag you at these locations!

This is a useful feature in certain circumstances. However, it does allow others to watch your every move. For example, Facebook allows you to do a simple “check in”. Read more…

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Let’s start 2012 with a series that sets up your home technology for the rest of the year.

January 4 Leave a comment

With Christmas gone, and the New Year here. over 80% of respondents said that technology was part of their gift plan.

To start 2012 well, indicate which subject area you you like to get help on first, and we’ll set up a series of 15 minute tasks so that we can get everyone on a right path to safer home technology environment. Read more…

Facial recognition on Facebook – Turn it off!

December 21 Leave a comment

If we have a gripe with Facebook, it is the fact that whenever a new feature is released, it seems that the executive decision makers assume we all want the feature turned on by default…. and not tell us either by a private message, or post at log in… after all, they have the skills to do this. Why do we need to find out about these features though the media?

Facial recognition is one of these features. so here are some tips to better manage your ue of this feature. Read more…

Privacy 2: How do I protect my privacy?

December 20 Leave a comment

As promised, here is the second article in the series on privacy.

We previously talked about why companies chose to know so much about us. We also talked very briefly about how to go about protecting your privacy online. This week, we will dig a bit deeper into what actual things you need to do to protect your privacy. here are some simple things that every web site tells you to do… Read more…

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