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How to check if someone else accessed your Google account. Review your recent Gmail access, browser sign-in history, and Google account activity to make sure no one other than you has used your account.

How to check if someone else accessed your Google account

Whenever a computer is out of your direct view and control, there's always a chance that someone other than you can gain access. A person who returns from a trip might wonder if their computer and accounts have been accessed during their absence. Why this fraud expert says you should never, ever use a debit card. Every year, millions of American consumers — nearly 7% of the population — are victims of scams and fraud.

Why this fraud expert says you should never, ever use a debit card

In 2017, the number of fraud victims in the US reached 16.7 million, with $16.8 billion lost. For more than 45 years, I’ve worked with, advised and consulted with the FBI and hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world to help them in their fight against fraud. But my expertise began more than 50 years ago, in an unusual way: I was one of the world’s most famous con artists. While I’m ashamed of what I did as a young man — cheating, stealing and, along the way, deceiving and hurting people — I was grateful for the opportunity to turn myself around. My story, which is depicted in my 1980 memoir, “Catch Me If You Can,” gave me a wider audience to talk about fraud prevention. You should stop using WhatsApp right now.

Thank goodness I stopped using WhatsApp when I did – things are about to get MESSY.

You should stop using WhatsApp right now

As of this Facebook currently has a content moderation plan*… another NEW content moderation plan I should say… Which will use AI to flag messages before they’re encrypted, sending said messages then to Facebook HQ where they can be read by humans. Messages will then be used by Facebook to make their moderator machines smarter and better at detecting term-violating words and phrases from their always-editable lists. “New” content moderation plan. It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Posting About Your Kids Online Could Damage Their Futures. You child's digital footprint can begin before birth.Getty Now that 6.8 million more people have just had their (private!)

Posting About Your Kids Online Could Damage Their Futures

Facebook photos exposed, it seems like a good time to talk about online privacy, especially when it comes to what people post about their children. Parents are already some of the biggest violators of their kids’ privacy, leaving potentially harmful digital footprints well before the age of consent. A child or teenager’s digital footprint now starts before birth. How Personalization Leads to Homogeneity.

The phrase "people are products” has become a cliché.

How Personalization Leads to Homogeneity

That tells you something is wrong. It implies normalization of some rather heinous ideas. To buy and sell people rings of slavery. The ultimate guide to finding and killing spyware and stalkerware on your smartphone. X Learn More Stolen Israeli surveillance software was listed on Dark WebThe staff member stole Pegasus spyware code and attempted to sell it in the Dark Web.

The ultimate guide to finding and killing spyware and stalkerware on your smartphone

Our digital selves, more and more, are becoming part of our full identity. Lifehacker. How to turn off Google's location tracking. When you turn off “location history” Google still tracks your location when you use several of its key services including Maps, search and the weather.

How to turn off Google's location tracking

Here’s how to really turn all of it off. A report from the Associated Press has highlighted that the feature called location history is just one of the systems that Google uses to track your location for personalised services, local search and other purposes such as advertising. When you turn off location history, Google stops automatically recording your location for features such as the Maps timeline, but it warns you that “some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other Google services, like Search and Maps”.

When you perform a search, access Google Maps, or get the weather, either manually or automatically through a smartphone widget, Google will still log your location. - The Washington Post. How to purge all your search histories. Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information.

How to purge all your search histories

This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your browser's search history. Ostensibly, these sites use your search history to assemble a profile of you, allowing them to show you content or products that will appeal to your interests. Conveniently for these tech companies, better understanding your preferences also lets them serve you targeted advertisements.