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Digital Hygiene 🧼

How to protect yourself against reward program data breaches

Cybercrime is a rising concern – and reward program data breaches are no exception! One of the most popular ways of expanding online business and getting more customers is through “reward” or “loyalty” programs. Nearly all companies with a decent number of customers try to introduce some sort of rewards program to increase customer loyalty […]

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Know Your Rights 📣

How to use the CCPA to protect your privacy

As a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the first law of its kind in the U.S. that grants citizens control over their data. However, this is dependent on how much you understand about it and your ability to make good use of it. Generally, the CCPA takes a broader view than […]

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Privacy Tools 🛠

The best password management apps for data privacy

Everyone needs a password management app! According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, 81 percent of password breaches occur because of reusing the same old password. That’s why changing your account passwords every once in a while is one of the best practices to keep your data safe and well-protected. These are the best […]

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Privacy 101 🧠

What are data brokers?

If you’ve ever asked yourself, or anyone, the question, “what are data brokers,” then congratulations, dear friend. You have taken the most basic step you’ll need to protect your privacy on the internet and to protect yourself in the physical world. How? Well, you’ve chosen to educate yourself. The relatively unrestrictive privacy laws in the […]

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Data Breaches 🚨

The 5 most common types of data breaches

Data is everywhere. Every time you click, tap, post, submit, purchase, comment or like, Another data point has created. With access to enough of these data points, you can paint a complete picture about a person. Phone companies, departmental stores, hospitals, schools, libraries, and nearly every other place of public use or interest, store your […]

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Data Breaches 🚨

The latest data breaches: A tracker to see if you’ve been hacked

Has there been a data breach today? Look at the latest data breaches to find out… …because the answer is likely yes! The United States is the world’s most breached country, with billions of records exposed each year — or about 19 records per person annually! To keep track of the latest data breaches, we […]

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Stats To Make You Think 🤔

This one graphic will make you rethink free apps on your phone

Earlier this year, popular dating apps like Tinder and Grindr were found to be sharing leaking sensitive data to advertisers. People were rightly outraged. These are very personal apps that have a lot of extremely personal information about users. How would you like it if an advertiser could use the contents of your intimate messages […]