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Google wants your phone number — why?

On March 13, 2012

Google recently changed its privacy policy combing more than sixty policies into one. The updated policy also allows Google to more directly target ads to your specifications. The change only impacts users who log into one of the Google services, but it still sparked criticism. So, imagine the surprise of some users when Google began asking for phone numbers.┬áSeveral companies…

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Facebook & Twitter security

On September 13, 2011

Lately, it seems friend after friend is being hacked on Twitter. ┬áThere are a number of reasons this could be happening, and the letters “https” may have something to do with it. I posted directions to make your Twitter and Facebook accounts more secure in March, but think it’s worth re-visiting. Creating a secure connection on Twitter Go to the…