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Maybe Don’t Buy An Amazon Echo Right Away

I’m about the last person you’d expect to discourage you from buying any Alexa device, but if you haven’t got one already, as this cross post from my Love My Echo site says: maybe don’t buy an Amazon Echo right away.     Something’s Coming… I recently shared reports from reputable tech outlets about Amazon’s […]

Turn Off This Invasive Facebook App Feature

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 […]

Simple Utility To Keep Microsoft From Sneaking Windows 10 Onto Your Machine

By now, anyone running Windows 7 or 8.1 has been variously asked, urged, begged, or forced to upgrade to Windows 10. This week Microsoft made it MUCH harder for those of us who want to keep using our current version of Windows to avoid the update: now, Microsoft is straight-up TRICKING Win 7 and 8.1 […]

Another Day, Another Adobe Flash Malware Warning

I’ve written about the dangers of the Adobe Flash plug-in many times, but I know lots of people are still using it. So maybe if all the warnings to date haven’t convinced them to dump the Flash plugin, Adobe’s emergency rollout of a patch to prevent a Flash ransomware problem last week will make them […]

Domain Squatting: Typos Open Consumers To Phishing Attack

Typos used to be merely annoying, but now they can make you the target of a phishing attack.     Scammers are reserving the URLs for misspelled versions of legitimate websites in order to trick people into giving up their logins and other personal and financial information. As reported by Slate: Cybersecurity firm Endgame noticed […]