Complaints Concerning Telemarketing Calls to Cell Phones on the Rise

Sep 17, 2012 15:54:00Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Complaints Concerning Telemarketing Calls to Cell Phones on the Rise When cell phones first arrived on the scene, they offered a reprieve from the constant barrage of telemarketing calls coming in on land lines. These days, however, mobile devices are more common than their grounded predecessors, and mobile numbers are more readily available to marketing firms. You may have received tel... Read More

Your Facebook Picture May Say More About You Than You Realize

Sep 14, 2012 17:10:45Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Your Facebook Picture May Say More About You Than You Realize It seems as though we all have some form of online presence these days, with users gravitating toward everything from Facebook and Twitter to online dating. What's interesting is how we're portraying ourselves - particularly with Facebook. According to a new study out of the University of Missouri, our profile... Read More

Advancements in Online Dating Call for Heightened Personal and Mobile Security

Sep 13, 2012 13:03:22Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Advancements in Online Dating Call for Heightened Personal and Mobile Security As online dating becomes an increasingly popular venue for romantic encounters, the options you have to meet a mate are growing as well. When you think of online dating, you may picture a site that allows you to browse your matches' profiles and photos, and for many sites, this is how it is done. However, new onlin... Read More

How Much Do You Know About Your Mobile Privacy?

Sep 12, 2012 14:26:29Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

How Much Do You Know About Your Mobile Privacy? Most cell phones these days do much more than just make and receive calls. You can play games, download apps, browse the internet and even shop using your handheld device. However, the advance in mobile technology also means that some of our actions are being tracked. On a recent episode of "Fresh Air" on Nat... Read More

Identity Theft: A Serious Internet Privacy Concern

Sep 10, 2012 16:16:05Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Identity Theft: A Serious Internet Privacy Concern If you don't take internet privacy protection seriously, you greatly increase the risk of identity theft, which is an ever-increasing problem as technology becomes more integrated with everyday life. The U.S. Department of Justice defines identity theft as the wrongful capture of another person's personal infor... Read More

Mobile Privacy Laws Less Stringent than You Think

Sep 10, 2012 13:35:02Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Mobile Privacy Laws Less Stringent than You Think Privacy is a constitutional right for American citizens, but when it comes to cell phone security, the protection may not be as all-encompassing as you might think. According to Wired.com, the Obama administration classifies cell phone records as "third-party records," along with bank records and credit histo... Read More

U.S. Advocates Support EU Privacy Regulation Changes

Sep 6, 2012 15:57:24Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

U.S. Advocates Support EU Privacy Regulation Changes The European Union is currently discussing changes to the EU data privacy guidelines, and internet privacy advocates in the U.S. are in favor of strengthening the regulations. According to the National Journal, EU commission officials recently proposed updating the EU General Data Protection Regulation first enacted in... Read More

Hacking Group Steals and Publishes Millions of Apple ID Numbers

Sep 5, 2012 16:19:07Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Hacking Group Steals and Publishes Millions of Apple ID Numbers Earlier this week, a hacker group known as Antisec announced that it had obtained 12 million unique device identifiers (UDIDs) from Apple iPhone and iPad users. According to NECN, the group posted 1 million of these numbers online as proof, with an accompanying message claiming the information had been removed from the... Read More

Study Finds Only Some Cell Phone Users Protect Mobile Privacy

Sep 5, 2012 15:18:49Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Study Finds Only Some Cell Phone Users Protect Mobile Privacy  These days, more people than ever are using smartphones, which means they are downloading apps for entertainment, work and other purposes at an astounding rate. Sometimes, you may encounter an app that seems suspicious or one that may require you to input your personal information, and these should raise red flags when... Read More

New Illinois Law Provides Safeguard for Online Daters

Sep 4, 2012 16:01:18Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

New Illinois Law Provides Safeguard for Online Daters Last month, a new law went into effect to protect Illinois residents interested in online dating. Using the internet to find a potential mate is pretty commonplace these days, but you still need to be on guard for scammers and potentially dangerous people who may be lurking on the same service you're using. The Ill... Read More

 12