Study shows hackers can easily determine a person’s whereabouts

Study shows hackers can easily determine a person’s whereabouts A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota found some unsettling information about cell phone hackers. Researchers discovered that a hacker can track the location of a person and listen to messages without the user’s knowledge – and it is not difficult or expensive to do so. The hacker could use a ...
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The dangers of kids on Facebook

The dangers of kids on Facebook Social media websites are here to stay, and probably the most popular among them is Facebook. There are many benefits to the site, as it allows people to catch up with old friends and see what distant family members are up to. However, there are some downsides, especially when it comes to children using the ...
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Generation Y turning into Generation C?

Generation Y turning into Generation C? Nielsen and NM Incite’s U.S. Digital Consumer Report indicates that Generation Y, which encompasses individuals between the ages of 18 and 34, is actually Generation C, based off their common behaviors, according to Mashable. The C stands for “connected,” and even though it comes as no surprise that this group of people is the most ...
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New U.K. plan will allow government access to data of calls, emails and texts

New U.K. plan will allow government access to data of calls, emails and texts Computer tracking and monitoring is being taken one step further in the U.K., as a new plan expected to come into effect soon will allow the government complete access to a person’s call log, texts and emails, according to The Telegraph. The plan requires phone companies to store the data for a year and give ...
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Study shows nomophobia, the fear of losing a cell phone, is on the rise

Study shows nomophobia, the fear of losing a cell phone, is on the rise It is no secret that many feel lost or panicked when they are without their cell phone. It could be said that some are basically addicted to their smartphone and what it does. However, certain people feel a little more stressed than others when they are without their mobile device – some even have a ...
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Study shows Facebook page may indicate the quality of worker

Study shows Facebook page may indicate the quality of worker A new study conducted by researchers at Northern Illinois University, University of Evansville and Auburn University indicates that a person’s Facebook page may be able to predict the type of worker they will be, according to The Wall Street Journal. The researchers looked at 56 employed college students’ Facebook profiles for about 10 minutes. They ...
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FTC issues warning about cell phone privacy, child safety

FTC issues warning about cell phone privacy, child safety The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a report explaining that Apple and Android application creators need to tell parents about the personal information they collect from children when they purchase apps, according to The Associated Press. Currently, children are able to download applications on their mobile devices without parental consent. The app can ...
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Schools vary on their cell phone policies, and parents may not agree

Schools vary on their cell phone policies, and parents may not agree A number of school across the country are continually changing their cell phone use policies as many students are getting in trouble for having their phones on them. Surprisingly, certain schools aren’t focusing on the fact that students have their smartphones with them – officials are more worried about what they are using them for. ...
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