Is Your Phone Listening To You?

Is Your Phone Listening to You

Have you noticed after having a private conversation with a friend, you begin to receive phone ads for what you were discussing about? What about on your social media, seeing an ad for something you just Googled? It could be that your mobile device is listening in on your conversations through your phone’s microphone. Dr. Peter Hannay and His Phone …

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E-Skimming: The Latest Cybersecurity Threat To Watch Out For

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With about 76% of consumers online shopping yearly, according to NPR/Marist Poll, the protection and security of e-commerce sites has never been more necessary. Recently, the FBI warned people about the online threat of e-skimming. So, what is e-skimming and how can the average consumer protect themselves from it?  What is E-Skimming? E-Skimming occurs when cyber criminals puts malicious code …

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These Google Digital Wellbeing Experiments Can Help Decrease Your Phone Addiction

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Think you’re using your phone too often, possibly to the point of addiction? Well, as always, Google is here to help! They just released five Google Digital Wellbeing Experiments to help people have better control over their phone use.  Unlock Clock The first step to seeing if you have a cell phone addiction is knowing how many times you unlock …

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Amazon Employees Could Be Watching Your Cloud Cam Footage!

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It seems like no one’s information is private anymore, thanks to the smart devices we use and the company employees who review the data received from them. Amazon is now under scrutiny (again) regarding their employees’ reviewing customer Cloud Cam footage, first reported by Bloomberg.  It was revealed that dozens of Amazon employees in Romania and India review submitted clips …

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Don’t Want Google Spying On You? Protect Your Data Using These Tools!

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Are you worried that Google is spying on your online activities and gathering your data? Well, with the recent problems pertaining to smart devices listening to you, of course you would be. In light of the growing consumer concern regarding online and data privacy, Google is rolling out some new tools for you to use. So, if you don’t want …

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How To Stop Your Child’s Snapchat Addiction In Its Tracks!

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According to Pew Research Center, 69% of teens use Snapchat and 35% use it often. It is the favored social media platform among young adults today. However, as we have seen over recent years, the overuse of social media by kids and teens can have negative consequences. Among the many negative effects is Snapchat addiction.  What Is Snapchat Addiction? Snapchat …

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Has The Website Domain You’re Purchasing Ever Been Hacked?

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Imagine the scenario: you need to set up a website for your small business, and you know that the right domain name can make a huge difference to your initial success. And, even better, you’ve found the ideal site for your needs. So, you pay for the registration, and get started. Then, disaster strikes. You find that you can’t control …

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Your Capital One Account May Have Been Breached!

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*Update: GitHub and Capital One are being sued as part of a class action lawsuit for failing to prevent the data breach and securing the customers’ personal information.  What Happened? On July 29th, 2019, it was announced by Capital One in a press release that someone had gained unauthorized access to Capital One customers’ personal, credit card, and bank account …

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Phone Call Espionage: ‘Operation Softcell’ Hacked Cell Phone Providers

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Cybereason, a security research firm, just announced that they’ve uncovered a call espionage scheme that has been going on for the last 7 years. The scheme, which is being called ‘Operation Softcell’, involved unknown hackers breaking into 10+ cell phone provider networks in order to steal call detail records (CDRs). So far, it seems the group has been targeting specific …

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Got A Call With No Caller ID? Find Out Who It Is!

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Your phone rings, you excitedly look to see who it is thinking it’s one of your friends. But instead, there is no caller ID. You decline the call, but your mind is racing trying to figure out who is contacting you. Is it good news or bad news? Will they leave a voicemail or call back? If you’ve ever gotten …

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