Posts Tagged: Consumer Privacy

Online Gaming Safety Tips for the New Decade

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Our Online Gaming Security article is one of our most popular blog posts, but a lot has changed with gaming safety since we released it in 2017. According to the Entertainment Software Association, 2018 was a record-breaking year for the computer and video game industry, with total video game sales exceeding $43.4 billion. Over 75% of Americans have at least one gamer in their household, and 90% of parents are staying on top of things… Read more »

Facebook Responds to Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Two weeks ago we wrote a post about what you really sign up for when you join Facebook. We created that post as a response to the recent Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, where 87 million Americans had their information harvested by voter profiling company, Cambridge Analytica. The information was taken by a third party app, created by researcher Aleksandr Kogan, and used in connection to President’s Trumps 2016 presidential campaign. Now… Read more »

Facebook, Your Information, and User Agreements

Facebook has certainly had its share of press lately. People seem shocked that the social media platform might be sharing their personal information. Jim Fossel in the Portland Press Herald comments; We Users are not the Customers, but the Products.  Hmmm, where have we heard that before? Even if you don’t use Facebook, according to this letter to the editor, you could still be affected. You’ve heard that Facebook states that users give permission for… Read more »

Avoid a Raw Deal: 5 Tips for Online Shopping Security

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Updated Fall 2019 Trying to get the best gift on Black Friday used to require getting up at the crack of dawn, racing to the nearest mall and struggling through a crowd of desperate deal seekers, only to leave with an incomplete shopping list and a serious lack of holiday cheer. Now, thanks to online shopping, gone are the days of risking life and limb to make sure that your little one gets their Turbo… Read more »

Online Gaming Security:
Don’t Ignore the Risks – 13 Tips to Safety

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Online Gaming Security is a topic that many might overlook.  In his monthly security newsletter to staff, Jason Gay, Senior Director of IP/IT & Transport for OTELCO, offers some important information and tips for protecting yourself. Jason wrote: “While I realize that the topic this month, online gaming security, pertains to the security of your home computer and network, I do think it’s important to continue to be aware of the risks and threats from… Read more »