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November 15, 2012
Before a disaster strikes you, make a plan to ensure you are prepared--and that includes planning to protect and access your private information. Ensure that you practice the plan, and that it will work even during a power outage for any reason.
April 24, 2012
Seeking to escape the internet? While online notoriety thrills some people, for others, it can become a great burden. Erasing yourself completely is not always possible, but if you follow these steps, you can certainly come close.
April 23, 2012
You may not feel like the flotsam & jetsam that make up the facts of your life are important, but increasingly companies are using that data to make your every online step as indelible as if written in blood. Here's how to take back your digital dign
November 19, 2011
The easiest way to handle an obviously fraudulent message is just to delete it. But if you spend two more seconds to click the 'Report Phishing' button, you can reduce the likelihood that you or anyone else will see a similar message again.
April 6, 2011
On April 1, 2011, Epsilon Data Management, LLC, a third-party email marketing services company in Texas (and subsidiary of Alliance Data Systems) announced it had experienced a data breach on March 30, 2011.
March 4, 2011
Jonathan Reichental of O'Reilly Media talks about ways to keep e-mails, photos and documents safe.
April 21, 2010
Facebook launched a set of initiatives that will expand its reach across and into numerous third-party sites
March 26, 2010
ECMC Group Inc., a student-loan guarantee agency in Minnesota, acknowledged on Friday a data breach in which the personal information of 3.3 million borrowers, including their Social Security numbers, was compromised.
March 18, 2010
Here’s the lowdown on the risks associated with the most popular ways to pay online:
March 1, 2010
Protect your identity by keeping personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Bring your sensitive documents to one of the following locations...
February 22, 2010
For physicians, a lost smartphone or forgotten laptop can mean a long, arduous process of notifying patients -- and the risk of penalties under HIPAA.
November 29, 2009
Shopping online is a great way to save time and money, but those efficiencies quickly vanish for people who lack basic online shopping smarts. Take a few minutes to review these safe shopping tips: They may save you a world of headache and financial pain.
November 12, 2009
Think about the data that's stored on your phone. A thief could probably uncover credit card numbers. He could find passwords and various account numbers. Fortunately, there are tools that will help you in the event your phone is lost or stolen....
October 26, 2009
Facebook does give you the tools to manage the security of your profile. Users have to take responsibility for taking care of their own data, especially on a site when the data is all about you.
October 23, 2009
Just in time for Halloween: The Federal Trade Commission has 12 Tweets about protecting yourself, your kids, and your computer when online.
October 22, 2009
Kansas City Police are warning residents to be wary of a scam in which suspects claiming to be with the Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department call victims and ask for account numbers.
September 5, 2009
I never would have thought of adding a safe to my dorm-room shopping list 30 years ago, but these days, it's a sign of the times.
August 29, 2009
A computer hacker accused of masterminding one of the largest cases of identity theft in U.S. history agreed Friday to plead guilty and serve up to 25 years in federal prison.
August 21, 2009
Over-sharing on Twitter and Facebook has always been annoying, but in recent months over-sharing has been in the news for getting people fired from their jobs.
July 16, 2009
Yahoo is now offering a new feature that lets users opt out of interest-based advertising from Yahoo right from their mobile device, making privacy choices even more accessible to users.
May 29, 2009
Following is the text of President Obama's remarks on Friday on a new White House cybersecurity office, as released by the White House.
May 20, 2009
The National Archives lost a computer hard drive containing massive amounts of sensitive data from the Clinton administration, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and Secret Service and White House operating procedures.
May 18, 2009
Identity thieves that hit Facebook last week with a new round of phishing attacks are harvesting passwords for profit, a security researcher said today.
May 6, 2009
Last year, when law professor Joel Reidenberg wanted to show his Fordham University class how readily private information is available on the Internet, he assigned a group project.
January 28, 2009
Today is Data Privacy Day, during which we're encouraged to reflect on the state of our data and bolster security where we can--so let's take a closer look at our favorite data privacy tips.
January 13, 2009
The University of Oregon announced that an employee's laptop containing Youth Transition Program (YTP) participant information was stolen. The laptop contained the names and Social Security numbers of YTP participants from 2004 to 2007.
September 15, 2008
A flash drive containing financial information and Social Security numbers of more than 9,000 students was reported missing from the Tennessee State University campus recently.
August 27, 2008
A computer containing banking security details of more than 1 million people has been sold on eBay, bank officials said Tuesday - the latest in a series of losses of personal data in the U.K.
August 18, 2008
The Princeton Review, the test-preparatory firm, accidentally published the personal data and standardized test scores of tens of thousands of Florida students on its Web site, where they were available for seven weeks.
July 10, 2008
An employee of a McLean investment firm decided to trade some music, or maybe a movie, with like-minded users of the online file-sharing network LimeWire while using a company computer. In doing so, he inadvertently opened the private files of his firm.
March 30, 2008
Plenty of products promise to help consumers avoid identity theft, but none of them is foolproof.
March 13, 2008
Could a stranger get care in your name? The scary new crime that threatens your health.
January 14, 2008
Handhelds pose security challenges for businesses
January 13, 2008
It had been a pleasant Saturday afternoon until I got the dreadful cellphone call. The woman on the other end said she was from Bank of America. I immediately thought she was going to offer me another credit card. I told her I was busy.
December 9, 2007
Thieves are systematically pilfering sensitive personal data from companies, government agencies, colleges and hospitals like never before
October 4, 2007
The University of Kansas has completed its investigation into the inappropriate disposal of documents containing personal information from the Department of Mathematics and has been contacting affected parties by phone or mail, officials said today.
September 19, 2007
The University of Kansas today launched an investigation into the unauthorized release of personal information and records to area media and is pledging to take all necessary steps to protect the private information of students, faculty and staff.
August 4, 2007
Recent campus incidents have highlighted the importance of effective communication among administrators, faculty, and staff, as well as between campus representatives and students, families, and surrounding communities.
July 11, 2007
Elizabeth Beaumont and the political science department recently got a taste of technology's paradox: Convenience sometimes complicates matters.
June 19, 2007
They cover everything from security to employee status to Internet use
June 16, 2007
A flash drive holding information on about 8,000 current and former Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students was lost by a mathematics professor while on vacation in Madagascar, university officials said Friday.