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    App Guide: A Little Privacy, Please!

    Make no mistake about it – knowing what you do on your smartphone or tablet is extremely valuable to a lot of different organizations – and I’m not talking hackers, either. I’m talking the likes of Facebook, Google, and many, many others. But with some special apps, you can have a fighting chance to keep your activity, YOUR activity. Disconnect is so effective at blocking Google tracking it was briefly taken out of the Google Play store last year – is a great option for keeping private what you do online through your phone (Apple, Android). The free version blocks mobile malware and mobile trackers. A paid upgrade protects you…

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    Quick Guide: Setting Your Facebook Privacy Options

    With more and more consumers experiencing identity theft because of hackers and sloppy security on commercial websites, Internet users need to also take care to shore up their privacy on social networking sites, especially the biggest fish in the online pond – Facebook. Here’s some things you can do to protect your Facebook privacy. Look up at the top right of your Facebook Page. Way up there at the top.  Look closely. Facebook could sure make that button easier.  It looks like a lock and three bars. See the photo at the right. If you click that little lock , the first thing you;ll see is something called “Privacy Checkup.” Now it…