Review Category : Safety & Security Tips

How to Avoid Bin Laden Cyber-Scams

With the news of Osama Bin Laden’s demise, everyone has been searching the Internet for information on what really happened, seeking photos of the notorious terrorist’s body. Beware, however – whenever there’s a hot topic or something that a large mass of people are searching the web for, cyber criminals are always right around the corner with viruses and spyware.

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China (Probably) Knows What You Did on Facebook Last Week

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to secure your Facebook account to ensure that your privacy is protected, a new incident occurred last week that could have exposed all of your Facebook browsing data to the Chinese government. This wasn’t Facebook’s fault, however, but was instead caused by an error on AT&T’s network, and only affected a select group of Facebook users.

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Lose Your Smartphone But Don’t Have a Locator App? There’s a Plan B

Seeing just how much information and sensitive data we store on our smartphones, not to mention the phone numbers and photos we probably haven’t back up in months, losing it all can be a huge headache. We not only lose a phone, but we lose a piece of ourselves along with that phone. However, because cell phone application developers know how severe this lose can be, they have created many different apps that help people find their lost or stolen phone by using the phone’s built-in GPS.

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Facebook Plans to Give Out Your Number and Address to Advertisers

After its first attempt to create a feature that would share users’ phone numbers and addresses with third party applications failed due to intense criticism, Facebook is back at it again. As usual, Facebook is trying to make the sharing of personal information as widespread as possible, except, instead of sharing the personal information with friends, Facebook is trying to convince users to share this information with third party applications and marketers.

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New Android GPS App Helps Keep Alzheimer’s Patients Safe

People with Alzheimer’s disease suffer from a condition that endangers their daily lives regardless of how secure their environment is perceived to be. With this disease, the afflicted have a tendency to wander away from their homes or families, become disoriented, and can’t find their way back. In some of the most heartbreaking cases, the victims are never found until it’s too late.

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Car Cameras Let Parents Keep an Eye on Kids’ Driving Habits

One of the scariest moments in a parent’s life is when their child takes out the car alone for the first time. By the time parents let their children drive alone, they know that the child is capable of driving properly and obeying all the rules of the road and basic safety. But, as we’ve seen, kids left to their own devices (and the added fire-fueler that is peer pressure) can make infinitely poor decisions. 

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Your Camera Placement Guide to Catching a Hooded Hood

With the advent of security cameras for business use, criminals have been looking for new ways to go undetected. Most, if not all, businesses install surveillance gear as high as possible to get a better panorama of their stores, and keep the cameras out of vandals’ reach. Ever crafty, however, criminals have found a fine way to skirt the surveillance: simply wearing hats and hooded sweatshirts.

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Nanny Cams Potentially Save Infant’s Life

Installing hidden security cameras in your home can be a bulwark against any number of hazardous domestic situations, especially if you leave your home unattended or your children with relative strangers. Thankfully, for this Laurel Hill, N.Y. mother, she had nanny cameras installed and was able to catch her babysitter in a negligent act before she got a chance to really hurt the child she was supposed to be watching over.

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