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What Does Big Tech Know About You? Basically Everything

This infographic examines the privacy policies of Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, Amazon and Microsoft

The seemingly endless stream of Facebook privacy scandals of late -- including the latest involving users as young as 13 years old -- may have you questioning how much the social network and other tech giants actually know about you.Here's a hint: practically everything.The ...

by Angela Moscaritolo  | February 07, 2019 06:00:00
Run & Grow

(Infographic) How to Be Invisible Online -- Without Going Off the Grid

It's important to go the extra mile to protect your personal information online

Companies and organizations are getting their hands on our data and using it for a number of reasons we don’t even know about. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to minimize your presence online and protect your privacy, without having to ...

by Rose Leadem  | September 19, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

10 Ways You're Being Tracked Without You Knowing It

Everything we do online and with technology leaves a footprint

The prevailing truth in technology is that what we gain in progress and convenience, we often lose in privacy.Recently, the FDA approved a trackable pill that could be used to treat people who live with schizophrenia and manic episodes. The pill contains a sensor ...

by Nina Zipkin  | November 19, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

Facebook Wants to Stop People From Stealing Your Profile Pics

Facebook will test the new tool in India

Worried that someone is going to steal your Facebook profile photo and do all kinds of bad things with it? The social network wants to give you some peace of mind.Facebook on Wednesday announced it has begun testing new tools in India ...

by Angela Moscaritolo  | June 28, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

98% of College Students Gave Up Their Best Friend's Email for Free Pizza

While people say they care about privacy, that's apparently limited to their own

Is your best friend’s privacy more important than pizza? Don’t be afraid to say no -- you’re not alone.While 60 percent of Americans say they would never feel comfortable sharing their email contacts, throw in a cheesy, greasy pie and that notion disappears. A recent study of 3,108 ...

by Rose Leadem  | June 18, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

Why Apple's Tim Cook Once Threatened to Remove Uber From the App Store

The ride hailing company also collected data from

Do you use to unsubscribe from unwanted email subscriptions? If you've ever taken a ride with Lyft, information about your trips may now be in the hands of Uber.The New York Times, in a Sunday profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, reported that the app-based ...

by Angela Moscaritolo  | April 27, 2017 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Your Texts and Emails are a Ticking Time Bomb, According to This Green Beret

Secure communication should really be at the top of mind for any entrepreneur

Former Green Beret Sergeant Major (retired) Karl Erickson has over 25 years of military experience -- he's been in firefights, has led combined joint task force missions, and been trusted with the protection of important officials and top-secret information. In his decades of service, ...

by Dan Bova  | April 20, 2017 04:00:00
Run & Grow

How to Protect Your Internet Browsing Data (Since It's for Sale Now)

What to do if privacy matters to you

Late last month, Congress voted to repeal internet privacy protections approved by the Federal Communications Commission in the final days of the Obama administration. These would have required your ISP (internet service provider) to ask permission prior to trackingand selling your information.Many people are under the false ...

by Jonathan Long  | April 15, 2017 06:00:00
News and Events

Use Windows? Microsoft Might Know a Ton About You

The upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update will provide option to limit sharing of diagnostic data

When the Windows 10 Creators Update arrives next week, its users will have several privacy options to comb through in order to customize how much of their personal data Microsoft can collect.Undoubtedly cognizant of the recent uproar over access to consumers' computing data following President ...

by Tom Brant  | April 09, 2017 06:00:00
News and Events

How Do Google, Apple and Others Stack Up When it Comes to Protecting Your Privacy?

A new study explores the state of tech industry transparency around the world

Tech companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google know a lot about us. They have data on where we are in the world, what we search, share and buy and how and when we make those purchases.  Ranking Digital Rights, a nonprofit ...

by Nina Zipkin  | March 29, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

5 things you do everyday that make you vulnerable online

Protect your personal details online by avoiding these mistakes.

You probably don’t realize it, but some of the simple things you do on the web everyday could be putting you and your computer at risk. In the case of online security, what you don’t know can hurt you.Here are a few ...

by Emily Price  | September 17, 2015 02:00:00