Tools to Fight the Robocallers

Although it seems like we’re losing the battle against robocallers, you don’t have to sit idly by while they take over your phone lines. Use these tools to block, identify and control unwanted calls. They can help you by… Comparing incoming calls with a database of known spammers and suspicious callers. Using technology to determine if the incoming call is …

Why You Shouldn’t Use Public Wi-Fi

Let’s start with the opening sentences from a column in USA Today: “I don’t really need to worry about online privacy,” I used to think. “I’ve got nothing to hide. And who would want to know what I’m up to, anyway?” So begins the tale of a technology journalist who wrote an article on a plane then was approached by …

Your Passwords Are Not Safe

“The Mother of All Breaches” “Biggest EVER collection of breached data” “An astonishing 773 million records exposed” “Ooh, this is a big one.” Do any of these headlines get your attention? The site HaveIBeenPwnd discovered a cache of emails and passwords called “Collection #1.” The data included records from previous hacks as well as millions of data points that had …

What you need to know about the Facebook hack

Another day, another security breach. But this time it’s with the ubiquitous Facebook, and the breach may end up involving other apps that let you login with Facebook. Here’s a summary of what you need to know. (And here’s another reason to be mad at Facebook this week.) What Happened? Back in December, Facebook noticed a spike in unusual Facebook …

Fantastic Tools for Families

I don’t often cover tools for parents and families, but I ran across a service that wowed me so much that I immediately called my sister to perhaps help my two young nephews. So I figure that even if you don’t have school-age kids, you probably know someone who does. PLUS… I’m doing this post to help out the manager …

Why Everybody Is Mad at Facebook

All week long we’ve been hearing about outrage surrounding Facebook and a company called Cambridge Analytica. Here’s a cheat sheet to why everyone’s mad… and what we can do from here on out. YO, YO, YO…. by the way… there is ZERO political commentary in this post. Nothing. Nada. This is just about the issues surrounding Facebook’s hot water. We …