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Are Your Kids Faking Their GPS Location?

GPS tracking on kids’ phones isn’t new. Apps like Family Tracker and Find My Kids allow parents to see the GPS location of their children’s smartphones at all times. Many parents consider this kind of tracking necessary, so they can be sure of their child’s whereabouts. Some kids are fine with being tracked as well.…

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Android vs. iPhone: What’s Best for Security?

Certain brands have achieved that rare golden ring of customer loyalty–some would say blind loyalty–to the point that people are so attached to their phone brand they remain in denial about the growing dysfunction in their relationship (hello R-Patz and K-Stew) and they stay together because they feel it has become part of their identity.…

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How Setting Up Medical ID Can Save a Life

What’s one gadget or accessory that almost everyone is sure to have on them when they’re out? A phone—most likely a smartphone. Cell phones became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s because they made people feel safer. You could call anyone from anywhere in an emergency. Today’s smartphones go one step further, though,…

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Movies That Got Cybersecurity All Wrong

Movies take fantastical leaps in logic all the time. They can’t always remain realistic and still tell a compelling story. There needs to be drama, the raising of stakes, and a few choice moments of ‘deus ex machina’ to push the story forward. But even the most grounded, true-to-life stories can make major missteps when…

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Is Open Source Software More Secure than Commercial Software?

If you’ve ever wanted to avoid shelling out your cash for a proprietary software like Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, then you’ve no doubt considered downloading an open-source alternative. Depending on your needs, open-source software can be a better choice for you than a proprietary software — the quality and development may both be on…

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Smart Light Bulbs: Wave of the Future or Security Threat?

Smart light bulbs are yet another new technology to modernize our lives. Now you can use an app on your phone to control the lighting in your house. Unfortunately, while that can offer a futuristic alternative to flipping a switch, it can also increase the vulnerability of your home network.  As you add more devices…

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How to Select the Best Phone Service

Selecting the Best Phone Service Selecting your first cell phone plan or looking to upgrade your current one? When choosing a mobile carrier, you have several factors to consider, beyond just price. You can choose one of the three main providers in the U.S., or you can look into smaller companies. The best phone service…

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How to View and Delete a Photo’s Metadata

There’s tons of information floating around on the Internet. There’s the information we know: our documents, emails, and photos. But there’s also information about those documents, emails, and photos hidden within. Welcome to the matrix… This information hidden within our documents and photos is called metadata, and it tracks when files are created, when they…

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