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Clubhouse privacy concerns

Clubhouse is a new, trending app for networking, but is facing growing privacy concerns. The growing popularity is clear, even big names like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have recently used Clubhouse. To join Clubhouse, you must be invited by a current member, creating an exclusive feeling. There are rooms where professionals talk about all […]

What I learned from exploring my off-Facebook activity

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Picture this: you’re hungry, it’s a Friday afternoon, and you’re scrolling through Facebook. Suddenly you see a Facebook banner ad for a coupon on your next online delivery order at your favorite pizza place. This can either feel like fate or feel a bit intrusive. On the one hand, the personalised ad is relevant and […]

Surprising facts about data privacy

In honor of the upcoming Data Privacy Day on 28 January, here are a few surprising facts and figures about data privacy in the United States. What is Data Privacy Day? According to the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), “Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, […]

New Year’s Resolutions to Protect Your Privacy in 2021

Protect your privacy in 2021 by adopting these 4 New Year’s privacy resolutions: create and use stronger passwords, say yes to software updates, cover up your webcam/iPhone cameras, and check your privacy settings. Increase your privacy protection with these 4 simple resolutions: #1 Create and use stronger passwords This privacy resolution will help keep your […]

4 Holiday scams to watch out for

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Don’t let hackers hijack your holiday season. With the holiday season upon us, it is time to be extra vigilant against holiday scams. From holiday charity scams to package theft, there are a number of ways scammers may try to trick you out of your money or personal information. Learn how to protect yourself and […]

4 Tips for Avoiding Black Friday Scams

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Black Friday deals are just around the corner, but online shoppers should watch out for Black Friday scams. This year, it is anticipated that the majority of holiday shopping will be done online due to the pandemic, according to News19. During COVID-19, retail sales have been in decline while e-commerce has increased, according to the […]

Can someone hack your iPhone camera?

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Webcam hacking is a known privacy problem for laptops and pcs. However, iPhone cameras may also be susceptible to “camfecting” or camera hacking. Camfecting refers to when a hacker remotely controls the camera on your device, states David Cook, a Computer and Security expert, in an article for The Conversation. Cook suggests covering up unsecured […]

Is your boss reading your Slack messages? 3 Slack privacy tips

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Unlike Vegas, what happens in your Slack DMs doesn’t stay in your Slack DMs. For those unfamiliar with Slack, Slack is a communications platform used by businesses. Slack has “Channels” that include private groups where employees can chat or chat rooms organized by topic. Employees can also direct message one another. Basically, Slack is a […]

Was Trump’s Twitter hacked? Secure your Twitter account

Twitter is a popular social media platform for quickly reaching a broad audience. However, several high profile users have fallen victim to Twitter hacks such as Kanye West, Elon Musk, and Joe Biden. According to de Volkskrant, Donald Trump is the latest celebrity/politician to have his Twitter hacked. If it can happen to them, it […]

How I successfully avoided a rental scam

Looking for a new place to call home? Be on the lookout for rental scams. By learning what to look for, you can protect yourself from falling victim to a rental scam. Tips for how to avoid rental scams According to USAGov, rental scams occur when either the prospective renter or landlord misrepresents themselves. Some […]