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Video: Safeguard Your Personal Data While On Public WiFi

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Identity theft, Cybercrime, Privacy

In this increasingly connected world, cafes, airports, hotels and even subway lines offer readily available public internet. While public WiFi is incredibly convenient, it isn't exactly safe when it comes to protecting your privacy and personal data

FTC Says Vizio Smart TVs Were Spying On Consumers

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM / FTC, Privacy

Electronics maker Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle complaints that it monitored consumers’ TV viewing habits without their knowledge or consent.

Why Cell Phones Could Be Next Big Privacy Issue For Consumers

POSTED: William PinilisJanuary 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM / FTC, Privacy

With more and more people forgoing landlines and living cellphone-centered lives, federal officials believe consumers could have a new long-term privacy issue on their hands.

79% of Apps Put Consumers' Personal Information At Risk

POSTED: William PinilisJanuary 25, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Privacy

No matter what you’re into, there’s an app for that. But just because you can download one with a couple of quick taps of your finger, doesn’t necessarily mean that you should.

FCC Takes New Steps to Protect Consumer Online Privacy

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 28, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Consumer News, Privacy

The Federal Communications Commission voted yesterday to adopt new privacy rules to protect broadband consumer privacy. The rules, which have been in the making for months, limit how much user data internet service providers can sell, share and trade and gives consumers more control over the uses of their...

The FCC Wants to Tighten Privacy Rules for Internet Service Providers

POSTED: William PinilisMarch 21, 2016 at 11:49 AM / Consumer News, Privacy

Earlier this month, federal regulators proposed a new set of privacy rules for Internet service providers that would significantly limit the ability of companies like Comcast and Verizon to share data about their customers’ online activities with advertisers without permission. It would curb their ability...

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