Tag Archive: Information


T-Mobile customers may have had their personal information leaked

T-Mobile customers may have cause for concern, as it is possible some of your personal details were accessed recently. T-Mobile has released a statement regarding the incident which occurred on August 20. On the day in question, T-Mobile’s cybersecurity team detected the breach and promptly shut down the attempt to access any unauthorized information and informed the authorities.

What was accessed

The good news is, according to the statement your social security number, financial info, and password were not accessed. The  [Read More…]

U.S. carriers charge you exorbitantly every month, and still sell your information — should we expect something different?

At some point we should expect a reduction in the cost of service in exchange for this data.

With pressure from T-Mobile and some prepaid offerings, U.S. carriers have consistently upped their data offerings in the past few years to provide a pretty good value for your money — that is, compared to the vastly expensive per-gigabyte pricing we had before. Now, despite having lots of unlimited plan options, people spend more per month on cell service  [Read More…]

Strava’s fitness tracking map reveals sensitive information about U.S. troops and foreign bases

The company’s Global Heat Map called a ‘clear security threat’ for inadvertently showing troop activities overseas.

The Pentagon has been interested in fitness trackers since it distributed Fitbits to U.S. troops in 2013. Unfortunately, now they will have a different concern as online fitness tracking has created a global map filled with potentially damaging and sensitive information about U.S. installations abroad. What started as a tool to help users get fit and stay fit has become a matter of  [Read More…]

Manage, backup, & safely delete your computer’s precious information — This software suite just $19.99

Managing files on a Windows computer can be pretty tedious or difficult process if you’re going about it manually. However, if you have the right tools, there are ways to automate things, freeing your time and brain up for other things. Our Deal of the Day is a 4-part bundle designed to manage files, create backups, […]

Vizio fined $2.2 million by the FTC for secretly collecting and selling owner information

Vizio did everything wrong when it comes to data collection.

Vizio has been fined $ 2.2 million by the Federal Trade Commission for “surreptitiously collecting details on viewers’ watching habits.” The company also agreed to delete all the data collected before March 1, 2016, and to get specific consent from users with a new privacy program.

Vizio’s Smart Interactivity technology isn’t much different from what other smart TV manufacturers use to find out exactly what you watch  [Read More…]

The problem with Android permissions is too much information and not enough information all at once

People freaking out over an Android app’s permissions again was overdue.

It’s a regular happening in the tech press. An app has questionable permissions and people freak out about it. Sometimes it’s warranted, but most of the time it’s because the people freaking out don’t understand the Android permission model or haven’t taken the time to see what reasons an app might have to need those seemingly sketchy permissions. And it’s Google’s fault. Sorry, Google, we love  [Read More…]

Our personal information is now currency and we should spend it morely wisely

We’re all data-millionaires and should start acting like one.

I like to talk a lot about security and privacy. It matters to me, and I place the same astronomical value on my personal data that Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook do. Your data has the same value, and I think we all need to be aware of how our data is used by the people who use it because it’s so valuable.

Big tech companies are  [Read More…]

How to opt out of WhatsApp sharing your information with Facebook

How do I stop WhatsApp from sharing my information with Facebook? There are two ways!

In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for a whopping $ 21.8 billion. WhatsApp users everywhere went, “Oh, no. This can’t be good.” That feeling has finally come to fruition in that WhatsApp will now start sharing your information with Facebook – including your phone number.

If you don’t want Facebook getting ahold of your WhatsApp info, you can opt out in one  [Read More…]

Heading to the Olympics? Keep your information safe and secure with a lifetime subscription to RA4W VPN

Are you heading to Olympics to watch the best athletes in the world compete? Or are you going overseas on a vacation? You need to protect your personal information when you browse the web. Hackers are looking to steal your information, especially at times where there are lots of vulnerable tourists. If you’re heading to