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What the Tech? Facebook’s Fake Account Problem

By now most of us are aware there are fake Facebook accounts and profiles but according to Facebook, the problem is much bigger than we can imagine. As the House Energy and Commerce Committee examines how Facebook and other platforms are meeting the challenge of deleting false information, the company released statistics of fake profiles and false information. In the…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Marigold

It’s been a tough year for everyone but sometimes a bad day is just as bad. If not worse. Whether it’s the pressure at work, at home with the kids, with your spouse or significant other, or just internal stress because of another issue, confidence in yourself can take a beating. While there are hundreds of motivational or self-help apps…

What the Tech? Useful Life Hacks

We are warned all the time about the dangers of computer hacks. It typically means bad guys hacking into your computer or device to steal information, data, or even your identity. Not all “hacks” are bad. Life hacks make things easier, especially when it comes to technology. Try these “tech life hacks” that can make routine things a little easier….

What the Tech? Do You Qualify for Broadband Benefits?

2020 will be remembered as the year families worked and went to school under the same roof. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closing of offices and schools resulted in high broadband internet bills as well as families being forced to purchase new computers and devices so everyone could do their work from home. The Federal Communications Commission is going to…

What the Tech? Google Facing $5 Billion Class-Action Privacy Lawsuit

A judge says Google will have to defend itself in a $5 billion class-action lawsuit regarding privacy and the Chrome browser’s ‘incognito mode. If you’re using “incognito” mode on the Google browser, you might think, or even be led to believe, you’re browsing history and internet visits are private and not being tracked. That is not true. No matter where…

What the Tech? Beware of Online COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Scammers are cybercriminals are taking advantage of COVID-19 and the recently released vaccines to prey on people anxiously waiting. “Since January, we’ve seen over 5,000 websites registered that include the word ‘vaccine’,” says BrandShield CEO Yoav Keren. BrandShield is a company that hunts down fake websites and takes them down. He says the scam websites post a major threat to…