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What the Tech? Your Facebook Information May Be Posted on a Hacker Forum

A 2+-year-old data breach of Facebook information is back in the news and in terms of data breaches, this one is pretty bad. The Facebook information was taken by hackers two years ago and includes phone numbers, names, birthdates, gender, Facebook ID, and location of over 32 million Facebook users in the United States alone. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s information…

What the Tech? Buying and Selling NFT Art

Remember those days in school where you couldn’t understand what the professor was talking about? I recalled those classes when I tried to buy an NFT for a work of art. I was told, .this is going to be confusing. “This is still very new technology, so there is a learning curve,” says digital artist @Bigcomicart, who’s been working in…

What the Tech? See NFT Art

Forget for a minute what NFT stands for. I could go on explaining non-fungible tokens for hours and it still might make no sense to you, or me. Even artists admit they didn’t understand it when they began creating it 4 years ago. I reached out to a successful artist creating work on the Blockchain under the pseudonym BigComicArt. From…

What the Tech? FTC Warns of Scam Involving COVID-19 Vaccine Surveys

As further proof that cyber-criminals will stop at nothing to scam you, the Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about emails offering rewards for information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The emails offer rewards or prizes for participating in a survey that’s supposed to take a few minutes to complete. “Right now, we are offering a rewards program for adults who…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Bandcamp

One of the best things about smartphones is the ability to listen to music anywhere and everywhere. While Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Amazon Music are the most popular streaming services they don’t pay a whole lot to the artists for playing their music. Just a fraction of a penny goes to the artist when someone streams their song. That…

What the Tech? Why You Shouldn’t Post Selfies with Your COVID-19 Vaccination Card

Smiling “Vaccine Selfies” are flooding social media now from people who’ve received their first or second COVID-19 vaccinations. The photos often show the COVID-19 vaccination card that people receive after getting their shot. It isn’t a good idea warns The Better Business Bureau and Federal Trade Commission. The website Healthline posted a long article about the dangers. Both have issued…