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I Fell Victim to Tax Identity Theft and So Can You | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business

By Julie Myhre-Nunes, As someone who writes, researches and obsesses over identity theft, I've always taken pride in my ability to ke...

How to Keep Scammers From Pulling an Identity Theft Double Whammy

Adam Levin | Posted 09.24.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

When it comes to data security and the real-life impact of identity theft, public awareness is at an all-time high. But there is still great confusion and ignorance about what it is, how it happens, and what can be done to avoid the pitfalls of life after a data breach or personal compromise.

Social Engineering: 9 Ways to Keep Your Identity Safe

Adrian Nazari | Posted 02.10.2015 | Money
Adrian Nazari

If you're feeling a little paranoid about identity theft, your concerns are justified. You're not being paranoid; these threats are real. Oftentimes, in fact more frequently than you might guess, thieves get through by social engineering.

Facebook's Experiment Reveals A Much Deeper Problem With The Internet Today

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not hard to demonize Facebook for their actions, but this problem is the same with every major company on the Internet today. The current relationship between consumers and Internet companies is unsustainable.

Republicans Using Fake Websites to Trick Donors Is Just the Start

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

Not thinking anything of it he entered his financial information and hit submit. What he didn't notice was the small print at the bottom of the screen.

Will Diet Dr. Pepper, Pepsi and Big Data Determine the Outcome of Tomorrow's Election?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Campaigns have entered the era of "Big Data" -- they target voters based on scraps of information they gather from unlikely places. Voters used to be the ones obsessing over details of a candidate's personal life. Now the tables have turned.

Hail to the Thief: Clinton Speech B-Roll Opens Door to ID Theft

Adam Levin | Posted 11.08.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

A brief flash of TV footage underscores a huge problem for all card-carrying Medicare recipients: they are sitting targets for identity theft. We need a paradigm shift in the way we see identify theft: the ultimate guardian of the consumer is the consumer.

Global Shoppers More And More Willing To Share Personal Info

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

By Dhanya Skariachan NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Welcome to the era of the candid consumer. From their food allergies ...

What Your Personal Data Is Worth To Advertisers

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.14.2011 | Technology

The personal information of web users is worth a lot to advertisers--but when it comes to calculating just how much, the figures may surprise you. ...

Bianca Bosker

You Could Get Paid To Give Up Your Privacy | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology

Your personal information -- what sites you browse, what stuff you buy and what you do in your spare time -- is black gold, version 2.0. So says Mi...

Your Apps Are Watching You

The Wall Street Journal | By SCOTT THURM and YUKARI IWATANI KANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Few devices know more personal details about people than the smartphones in their pockets: phone numbers, current location, often the owner's real nam...