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July 2, 2015
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By Byron Acohido, ThirdCertainty

A study by The Learning Curve found that while 71 percent of parents believe technology has improved children’s education, 79 percent were concerned about the privacy and security of their child’s data, and 75 percent worried about advertiser access to that...

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June 29, 2015
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The debate over facial recognition software—which can involve identifying someone in a public place without his consent or knowledge—is intensifying. But stopping it might be as futile as trying to slow technological innovation itself.

A new report this week from the tech-research firm Tractica predicts...

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June 26, 2015
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By Gerri Detweiler

Some students worry about whether they’ll get the financial aid they need to pay for the next semester of college. Others wonder why there is a record of them taking out student loans when they didn’t apply — and now they can’t get the loans they need. Consider these scary scenarios readers have told us about recently:

Trey: I just checked my credit score and [someone] has taking a student loan out in my name...
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June 26, 2015
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If you’re on Facebook, you probably love the convenience of connecting with friends and relatives. But did you know that identity thieves also love the convenience of Facebook for finding personally identifiable information (PII) about you?

Fortunately, you can control who can find and contact you and see your posts on Facebook. That’s why it’s important that you understand your privacy options and actively manage them according to your personal preferences.

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June 25, 2015
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As cybercriminals become more skilled, the privacy practices at many organizations have not kept apace. In the State Compendium of Unclaimed Property Practices that I’ve compiled, I found this to be the case at many state treasuries where the data exposed provides fraudsters with a crime exacta: claiming money that no one will ever miss and gathering various nuggets of personal data that...

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June 25, 2015
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By Byron Acohido, ThirdCertainty

Insider threats are on the rise, according to the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, which recently completed a survey of its members on the issue. There is a clear...

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