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Warning: Internet Explorer 8 users

On May 13, 2013

If you use Internet Explorer 8, you need to be on the lookout for a security issue that could make your computer and personal information vulnerable. There is a security issue with the browser that could allow scammers to take over your computer. This is a good reminder to keep your system updated with the latest security software to help…

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Facebook ads may be rogue

On May 14, 2012

I’m always looking for stories, and told my producer recently about these ads appearing on my Facebook page. Some are borderline pornographic — they are woman in bikinis who want to chat. Who knows what that will lead to if you actually click on it. My producer looked at me kind of odd and told me she doesn’t have these…

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Upgrades add privacy and faster browsing speeds

On March 22, 2011

As I loaded up Firefox this morning, a pop-up appeared in the lower right hand corner reminding me that there is an update available. There are lots of updates rolling out for browsers and even programs like Adobe. I got a warning about that this morning, too. Upgrading can be frustrating because you have to learn about new features and…

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New ways to erase your digital footprint

On March 17, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission testified before a Senate Hearing on digital privacy. ¬†As I exposed in a November report on your digital footprint, the FTC called online tracking “invisible” to the consumer. The FTC is pushing for a universal Do Not Track option for browsing. Right now, browsers are introducing their own, individual do not track options that go by…