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What parents should know about the real risks of smart toys

Toys have changed a lot in modern times. Kids are now playing with internet-connected devices, recording audio and capturing video. Some toy makers request that parents and kids sign up for accounts by giving personal information ranging from names to birth dates. But are these gadgets actually safe? You'll be shocked by the answer.
Tips: Money Making and Saving August 16, 2017
email scam

#1 scam on the increase

Phone scams are an old but growing threat. Find how to detect and avoid them before it's too late.
Tips: Fraud/Security/Privacy
July 25, 2015

5 rules to avoid the #1 scam in America

If I asked you what the number 1 scam in America is right now, you might say phishing email scams, Facebook scams, Nigerian 419 scams,…
Columns: Security
August 1, 2015

Police Department offers special tips for parents with kids in crowds this summer

Keeping an eye on your kids and grandkids is hard enough, even when you’re in your own home. They’re always getting into this or that, or running off to play with the neighbors. But when you’re in a large crowd, it’s even more difficult. That’s why police are sharing this helpful tip. And as a parent, I encourage you to follow it.

Deal of the Day: Save $140 on a 28-inch 4K Ultra HD

4K televisions go for thousands of dollars.They're the ultimate in HD clarity and definition. You can get every pixel of picture quality in a very…
Happening Now February 14, 2014
Netgear router

Deal of the Day: Blazing-fast next generation Wi-Fi router

Now could be a good time to switch to 802.11ac, because there's a great deal on a fast, smart router from Netgear.
Happening Now March 3, 2014

BankRate's Money Markets Account & Savings Rate Table

Looking to see if your investments are accruing like they should? Well look no further, because BankRate's table will give you a zero-effort look into…
December 12, 2014

Guess how this dad follows his daughter to school

There are overprotective parents and then there is THIS. If you are a parent of younger children, you know how difficult it can be to…

Leaked malware threatening Windows users everywhere

This is bad news! Malware used by the NSA to hack into computers has been leaked, and threatens to wreak havoc on Windows users around the world. More than a billion people use this popular operating system from Microsoft, and they're all vulnerable if this malware falls into the wrong hands. Is there anything you can do to protect yourself?

Keep an eye on your teen’s texting and know the secret lingo

All good parents shudder at the thought of their children being solicited by a sexual predator. Teens aren’t known for their discretion, and “sexting” has become a menacing new trend. In the age of shareable snapshots and lightning-quick texting, curious youths can end up in terrifying situations. How do you keep your teen out of trouble?
Columns: general interest January 21, 2017
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