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Scam calls 101

Highly targeted scam calls aren’t always obviously a scam. I don’t know about you, but I associate scam calls with thick accents, broken English, and other obvious identifiers, which aren’t always present.

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The Phone Privacy Handbook: How to Make Your Phone Location Nearly Impossible to Track

First, you need to know that you can’t make your phone location impossible to track and still be able to use it. But you can make your phone nearly impossible to track. And you can block your phone from being tracked, and block tracking apps. But it takes some work, and diligence. If you listened to a recent interview with Dina Temple-Raston, you’re probably looking for that phone privacy handbook; read on.

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How Instagram Transformed Our Personal Lives

As I write this, in 2022, I realize I used to be afraid of the dystopian state and future that humanity could find itself facing due to tech. I just turned 24, and I hardly remember a world before social media. From a young age, I saw an upcoming fork in the road. One path could lead us to an easier world, a more fair world – a world where automation grants an easier life to all, a world in which we are free to spend our time with our families, with our passions. I yearned for this path. The other path looked much, much more sinister. Mass surveillance, manufactured consent, endless propaganda, a war on truth, a war on freedom of thought, and a limited range of socially acceptable discourse and debate all seemed likely.

FBI Urges 2022 China Olympics Athletes to Leave Phones at Home and Use Temporary 'Burner' Phones
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FBI Urges 2022 China Olympics Athletes to Leave Phones at Home and Use Temporary ‘Burner’ Phones (Includes Full Text of Warning)

The FBI is warning U.S. Olympic athletes who are attending the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China, to leave their cell phones at home, and instead pick up and bring temporary mobile phones, so-called ‘burner phones’ or disposable phones. The warning, put out last night (January 1, 2022), came from the FBI’s Cyber Division, and was announced as a warning to private industry. While the warning was also geared towards network operators and other industries, the warning specifically, and unusually, speaks directly to individuals as well.

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How to Reduce the Amount of Time You Spend on Your Cell Phone

We’ve all been there, realizing that you are spending way too much time on your iPhone or Android or other mobile phone. That’s probably even more true since the pandemic hit. Here’s how to dial it back.

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Massive T-Mobile Data Breach of User Personal Information Includes Social Security Numbers

A massive security breach at T-Mobile has exposed the personal private data of nearly 50million T-Mobile customers and prospects, including social security numbers and drivers license numbers. And it doesn’t matter whether you are a current, past, or even prospective customer of T-Mobile, your data has been compromised. By “prospective” we mean someone who has applied for an account with T-Mobile even if they never actually signed up. And that is because the T-Mobile data breach includes those social security numbers which are, of course, required for just about every service that is going to extend credit to you.

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How to Completely and Permanently Delete an App from Your iPhone

If you’re reading this because you’re wondering how to permanently and completely remove an app from your iPhone, it’s likely that you’ve had the following experience: you deleted the app from your iPhone (you know that you did!), and yet during your next app update there it is, back on your phone, as if reanimated from the dead! If you’re wondering why that darned app keeps coming back, here’s what may be going on.

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Have You Read Your iPhone’s RF Exposure Disclosure?

If you care about RF exposure from your iPhone, did you know that there is an iPhone RF exposure disclosure right on board on your iPhone?

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5 Rising Social Media Platforms to Watch-If You Are Business Minded

Smart entrepreneurs and marketers use social media to promote their products and services, as they have realized these social hangouts are ideal for connecting with customers. And as new platforms keep coming up all the time, it is important for savvy entrepreneurs and marketers to keep an eye out for…

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With Google Photos Ending Unlimited Storage, Here Is How to Check How Much Space You Have Left

If you are a user of Google Photos, then by now you probably know that Google Photos’ unlimited storage is ending in June 2021 (approximately six months from now). This will end the sweet era of unlimited storage most Google Photos users were accustomed to. As of the 1st of…

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Save Money with Our List of the Best Free Streaming Services

Now, with millions of people stuck indoors and thus using streaming services more often, while also experiencing financial constraints due to the coronavirus pandemic, people need to save every penny that they can while still staying engaged and entertained. One of the ways you can save money is by ditching…

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How To Save Online Articles To Read Later

You spot some interesting content as you browse the Internet but you do not have the time to go through it as you are busy working on something else. So, what do you do to avoid burying the content among dozens of browser tabs you already have open, and make…

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Google Pay: What it is, and how to use it

Here’s our “plain-english, foolproof, layperson’s guide to setting up, sending, and receiving money using Google Pay, that is not financial advice”. Couldn’t think of a catchier name, but hey – it gets the job done.

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YouMail Acquires Phonetag (Formerly Simulscribe)

If you found “YOUMAIL” in your statement, and have no idea who YouMail is, or why they are charging you, you’re not alone. Here’s the info.

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The 5 Best Note-taking Apps Ever

Inspiration, just like Lady Luck, is known to swing around when least expected. So, where do you put down your ideas and thoughts before they get crowded out by the day’s events? When you are on the go and someone suggests a movie you should watch, how do you ensure…