Mom Said… Archive

Keyboard Shortcut To Recover Closed Tabs

Posted July 12, 2016 By Mom

Surely, it’s happened to all of us: immediately after you close a browser tab, you realize you need it back. Finally, there’s a way!     Maybe you wanted to follow a link in the page you were reading. Maybe you meant to bookmark the page and forgot. Maybe you meant to copy the URL […]

Now that users of Google services like Chrome, Google News, Google Maps, Google Books, YouTube and so on know Google collects their online activity and browsing history for marketing purposes, those consumers have been clamoring for more and better controls over the data Google is gathering from them. This week Google has finally come through, […]

If you use the Facebook mobile app you may have noticed something odd lately. The ‘Suggested Friends’ area may be showing you faces that look vaguely familiar, but they’re actually just strangers you’ve passed by out in public.     According to CNET: Facebook is using your phone’s location to match you with fellow Facebook […]

Cici’s & Wendy’s Security Breaches

Posted June 22, 2016 By Mom

If you’ve used a credit or debit card at Wendy’s or Cici’s since about November of last year, your card data may have been exposed in a data breach.     Wendy’s is now admitting the breach it acknowledged in January of this year affects MANY more than the 300 restaurants it originally claimed were […]

Users of the Facebook mobile app who’ve enabled photo syncing in the app—and given how many users of the app don’t even know about this feature, it seems to be enabled in the app by default—are now at risk of losing all those auto-synced photos unless they download Facebook’s new “Moments” app.     From […]