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Social media savvy–sharing safely in a digital world

Social media is a fantastic way to connect with friends and family, but it’s important to be mindful of what you share online. Just like leaving your house unlocked, oversharing personal information can leave you vulnerable. Here’s how to be a social media smartie and keep your information private: What kind of information should you […]

Don’t geotag your posts on Instagram or Facebook

It’s cool to add a geotag to make the post more interesting but it can lead to potential danger. People who check out your updates could assume – correctly – that your house is empty and try to break in. Plus, your location could end up getting you bombarded with ads. Ultimately, it’s better to […]

Location services are usually unnecessary

Many apps and websites will attempt to access your location, but it’s usually not required to use the service. Don’t share your location with just anyone, and disable location data entirely if you’re especially concerned.

Turn off location tracking for wearable devices

Wearable technologies – like watches or wristbands – can be great assets for fitness, productivity and health monitoring. But they also pose a considerable risk to both data privacy and personal safety. Many wearables track the location of the user, among other types of data. This information could be very dangerous if exposed to malicious […]

Be careful with Apple AirTags

Apple’s AirTag is a button-sized device that can be attached to things to keep track of them. They use Bluetooth and Near-field communication (NFC) to anonymously communicate with a nearby iPhone through Apple’s “Find My” feature. In doing so, they can be used to actively monitor the device’s real-time location. Although equipped with security safeguards, […]

Small businesses can install a geoblocking system to protect sensitive files

Geoblocking technology enables businesses to disallow access to data from outside their country or region. The same technology can put files on a locking system so that they cannot be accessed outside of regular business hours.