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Yikes! Targeted ads coming to your TV on Vizio, Sony, Samsung and others

Targeted ads are those ads that start appearing based on your interests. You see these ads whenever you are online or scrolling through social...
Happening Now March 13, 2019

How to stop your smart TV from spying on you

Don't look now, but you won't believe how your smart TV is not just gobbling up your viewing data, but may also be gathering...
Tips February 16, 2019

'Smart' coolers at Walgreens are watching you

Targeted advertising is becoming more prevalent and noticeable within our society. We see it all the time online and on social media, but what...
Happening Now February 12, 2019

Stop your phone from being tracked with these settings

We are quickly moving toward, or are already in, an information economy. This means that companies are acquiring information on everyone and then selling...
Tips January 26, 2019

Company wants to help you 'brainwash' your spouse through targeted ads

Technology can be used to do the right thing or the wrong thing. It can be used to help communicate more effectively or to...
Happening Now January 25, 2019

Popular weather app may be selling your location data

Advertisers use more data than ever before. Much of this data is gathered from social media, Google and other sources. But, you might have...
Happening Now January 7, 2019

Kim's Take: Your fingerprint unlocks targeted advertising in your car

Imagine. You’re driving home wondering what’s in the fridge for dinner. An ad pops up on your dashboard’s screen offering instant delivery of your most favorite...
Columns December 18, 2018

See which Facebook advertisers have your info

By now, we know Facebook is tracking us and collecting information to sell it to advertisers so they can get you to spend more...
Tips December 12, 2018

Popular smartphone apps are selling your location data without your knowledge

It seems like there is an endless number of companies and people stealing our information online. From emails to search history, much of this...
Happening Now December 10, 2018

Windows users watch out for this fake Microsoft notification

A recent scam has targeted Windows users by displaying a fake update notification. It looks very realistic and has already scammed large groups of...
Happening Now October 1, 2018
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