Cyber Security

Carrier IQ

Carrier IQ: The Spy In The Machine

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Software that tracks each key you press on your smartphone is installed on millions of mobile devices including Android, Nokia, RIM and older Apple Devices. The software called Carrier IQ records everything from keystrokes, web history and text messages then sends the information back to your carrier. It cannot be uninstalled and may very well […]

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Cyber Monday: 6 Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked or Scammed

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Cyber Monday — which for many stores begins Sunday — is almost upon us. That means that more than any other time of year, we’ll be bombarded with sales and deals and notices and ads. One study found 84 percent of retailers saying they would email consumers about holiday-shopping deals. Your email inbox will be […]

Arab Spring

The Facebook Revolt

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We talk a lot about the impact of social media on commerce and human connections.  The social media platform has the ability to transfer news and ideas faster than news and ideas can even be generated.  Since the start of what the media is calling the ‘Arab Spring’, social media has literally become something quite […]

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The Amazing Race: The Irony of Halloween

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I decided to watch the most recent episode of The Amazing Race after a night of walking the neighborhood streets with my six-year-old in search of the house with the best candy.  The more I watched the show in hopes of finding an online safety, security, or privacy lesson, the more I was distracted by […]

Halloween Help: Gadgets, Apps to Keep Your Kids Safer

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We’re all gearing up for Halloween treats. As kids travel around the neighborhoods for Halloween this year, dressed in costumes and grabbing candy, parents are left wondering about their safety.   Thanks to valuable gadgets, new and old, and a few home-grown safety tips, you can spend time passing out candy instead of worrying this […]