Tips to Help Kids Stay Safe Online

Sep 28, 2012 12:11:23Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Tips to Help Kids Stay Safe Online Social media is an integral method of communication these days, and you probably know far more people who have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts than those who do not. This is true for people of all ages, even children. While most social media sites have restrictions aimed at banning children under the age of 13, man... Read More

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Kicks Off Next Week

Sep 28, 2012 11:29:56Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Kicks Off Next Week When you go online, internet privacy may not be the first thing you think about, but it should certainly feature prominently. In order to help raise awareness of the importance of internet safety, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a nonprofit public-private partnership, established National Cyber Security Aw... Read More

California Driverless Car Law Raises Mobile Privacy Concerns

Sep 27, 2012 10:28:07Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

California Driverless Car Law Raises Mobile Privacy Concerns Driverless vehicles are coming closer to being a reality on the roads, inspiring the state of California to pass legislation concerning the safety and performance standards for autonomous automobiles. The recently approved bill, however, did not touch on consumer privacy, even though data sharing plays a major role in ... Read More

Safety Precautions for Location-Based Dating Apps

Sep 25, 2012 15:36:12Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Safety Precautions for Location-Based Dating Apps For a long time, online dating was strictly a computer-based game, but as matchmaking businesses expand their services to encompass mobile devices, the world of internet-based romance is changing. Many dating apps allow users to check in to various locations to alert local singles of their whereabouts. On one hand, thi... Read More

Facebook Hires Datalogix to Collect Offline Consumer Data, Privacy Groups Concerned

Sep 25, 2012 15:20:01Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Facebook Hires Datalogix to Collect Offline Consumer Data, Privacy Groups Concerned Facebook recently announced a marketing partnership with Datalogix, and internet privacy advocates want the government to investigate. Datalogix, a company that collects consumer data, will step in to help Facebook improve its targeted marketing and gain a better understanding of consumer behavior, according to the Int... Read More

Many Chronically Ill Teens View Social Media as Invasive

Sep 24, 2012 14:36:08Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Many Chronically Ill Teens View Social Media as Invasive Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter allow you to stay connected with friends and family, but this increased level of connectivity to loved ones can be too much for some. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association that was conducted by at the Children's Hospital of East... Read More

Everyday Uses for a Second Mobile Number

Sep 21, 2012 15:43:16Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Everyday Uses for a Second Mobile Number Mobile privacy is an important issue that you should pay attention to across all facets of your life. There are so many different ways in which we use our cell phone numbers these days that it can be easy to disregard your cell phone privacy without blinking an eye. However, if your personal information falls into the ... Read More

Why Do Businesses Want Your Mobile Number?

Sep 20, 2012 14:58:15Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Why Do Businesses Want Your Mobile Number? It may sometimes seem as though every time you visit a store or enroll in an online service, they are always asking for your phone number. While this may make sense in certain situations, such as when you buy a product online and the seller needs to contact you, you should still consider your mobile security before han... Read More

Independent Developer Reveals Potential Flaw in Virgin Mobile Security

Sep 19, 2012 15:38:03Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Independent Developer Reveals Potential Flaw in Virgin Mobile Security Mobile security is key to protecting your personal information from hackers, but not all systems are as secure as you might think. For instance, Kevin Burke, an independent software developer recently exposed a major hole in Virgin Mobile's security system on his personal blog. The tech professional claims to have ... Read More

Google Makes Efforts to Add Do-Not-Track Option to Chrome

Sep 18, 2012 12:02:04Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Google Makes Efforts to Add Do-Not-Track Option to Chrome Have you ever noticed that advertisements on the websites you visit tend to be for products and services related to your interests? That's not just coincidence, as online advertisers have the ability to track the sites you visit to tailor ads to your preferences. Earlier this year, the government stepped in and ask... Read More

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