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IDEA: Location Announcing Security System for Computers

Taking another approach to location-announcing computer security systems using features of modern browsers.

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AT&T Begins Service to Text Users in Certain Locations

According to the New York Times,¬†AT&T is going to launch a text-message service to send SMS messages to customers in certain locations. Um, hell no! It’s called “ShopAlerts” and is designed to allow “brand-partners” (i.e. HP, Kmart, JetBlue, S.C. Johnson, etc.) to send advertisements and coupons to customers who happen to be in range of […]

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Configuring your Facebook Application Security Settings

One of the least-checked settings on Facebook, is the permissions you’ve given every app/game/quiz you’ve ever used with the site.

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How To Privacy's a Joke Security Technology

How to find yourself online

I’m sure at one point or another, everyone has done the “ego search.” You go to Google, type in your name, and see what comes up about you. From what I’m told, there’s even a fun ranking system based on the number of pages that show up about you. My real name has about a […]

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How to Handle Online Harassment & Cyber Stalking

About 15 years ago, having an email address and/or an instant messenger screen name meant you were riding the cutting edge of the internet. A couple of years after that, the hot trend was having a MySpace profile. Today, it’s generally assumed that everyone has at least a Twitter account or a Facebook page. Over […]