Warning: Internet Explorer 8 users

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…

Google wants your phone number — why?

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…

TSA program allows you to skip security

Tired of long security lines and the hassle of taking off your shoes, belt, and jacket? If you’re a frequent flier you may be able to avoid the lines and hassle at some airports. Airlines participating in TSA Pre-Check are sending emails to frequent fliers asking them to opt in to a volunteer pre-screen program…

Facebook Timeline privacy

Privacy, privacy, privacy. Do we have any with all these social media changes? It’s hard to keep your information personal without doing a lot of work. I think it’s worth the time if you are somewhat interested in privacy and truly only want to share information with your true friends. Facebook Timeline is being rolled…

Say goodbye to long security lines?

If you have a vacation planned in the next few months, your airport security experience may change.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching a pilot program to speed up the screening process for low-risk and known passengers. Starting this fall, a pre-flight, identity-based screening pilot will start. Certain frequent fliers and members of Customs…