Tennessee cell phone scam has victims handing over debit card information

Jun 29, 2012 14:26:32Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Tennessee cell phone scam has victims handing over debit card information Some residents of Tipton County, Tennessee, have been hit by a cell phone scam that threatens their mobile privacy and may cause them some financial woes, according to the news channel WMC-TV. A number of bank customers in the area recently received automated messages claiming that their debit card had been compromised... Read More

The five most common online dating scams

Jun 28, 2012 14:55:52Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

The five most common online dating scams By now, you probably have met someone who got lucky in love with the help of an online dating site. However, before you create your own profile, it's wise to make yourself aware of the most common types of scams aimed at online daters. Falling prey to one of these cons could compromise your internet security and ca... Read More

Cellphones becoming primary device for internet use, report shows

Jun 27, 2012 14:07:07Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Cellphones becoming primary device for internet use, report shows A new survey issued by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows how dependent people are on their cellphones. In fact, many people are turning to these small devices more often than their PCs to surf the web. Out of the 2,250 adults surveyed between March 15th and April 3rd, 88 percent reported owning a cellp... Read More

Fallen soldier's photo used in internet scam

Jun 27, 2012 12:57:49Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Fallen soldier's photo used in internet scam Dr. Brian Fennerty of Oregon was stunned to find an image of his son, Sean, posted on a Craigslist ad. Sgt. Sean Fennerty died in 2007 while fighting in the Iraq war, but his photograph was being used as part of a scam to collect money from generous people surfing the website, according to ABC News. "It's... Read More

Facebook's privacy changes vote sees little response

Jun 26, 2012 16:32:19Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Facebook's privacy changes vote sees little response Internet privacy is a topic that gets a lot of attention these days, especially when it comes to various social networks. Sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are constantly updating their privacy tactics to ensure users are protected, but a recent change in Facebook's privacy policy left many feeling as tho... Read More

Apple's new patent could give consumers enhanced internet privacy

Jun 26, 2012 16:08:14Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Apple's new patent could give consumers enhanced internet privacy Apple recently announced its new patent technology, which will make it harder for advertisers to profile consumer data for market research, according to PCWorld. In recent months, many have voice opposition to the advertising practice of compiling data to better market products. The profiling has become so detailed, ad... Read More

Have an online profile? Show it to your friends

Jun 26, 2012 15:04:00Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Have an online profile? Show it to your friends It is no secret that online dating can be a little overwhelming. The pressure of trying to find that special someone can cause you to agonize over every tidbit and factoid you share on the site. Even if you think you've created the perfect profile, the process can be extremely frustrating if the only requests ... Read More

Protecting your mobile payments from hackers

Jun 25, 2012 16:30:44Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Protecting your mobile payments from hackers In the not-so-distant future, paying for purchases with your mobile device may be as common a practice as using debit cards or cash. According to RCR Wireless, a study conducted by Juniper Research found contactless payment transactions are expected to reach $50 billion across the globe by 2014. With the rise of this ... Read More

Survey: Americans anxious about their mobile devices when traveling

Jun 22, 2012 14:14:56Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Survey: Americans anxious about their mobile devices when traveling Americans going on vacation aren't just anxious about travel expenses anymore - now they're worried about their mobile devices while away from home, according to a new survey by Intel. When answering Intel's Tech Norms for Travelers survey, 44 percent of respondents said they feel anxious traveling wit... Read More

Recent ruling in Florida fuels cellphone privacy debates

Jun 21, 2012 14:01:15Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Recent ruling in Florida fuels cellphone privacy debates A recent ruling in Florida has added fuel to the fiery debate about cellphone privacy. Courts in the state ruled that police officers can search a suspect's cellphone without a warrant, provided the device is with the suspect at the time of arrest, according to the news channel WPTV-TV. The state appeals court argu... Read More

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