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Personal Profiles and Public Safety

How much information is too much information to share when experiencing a public safety emergency? When communicating with a call center, it can be easy to forget critical information in the heat of the moment. But what if you could proactively share that information with operators in advance of emergencies?…

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What You Need to Know About Biometrics

Biometrics measure users’ physical characteristics to verify their identity. Biometrics may be physiological traits, such as fingerprints and eyes, or behavioral characteristics, such as the unique way you’d complete a security-authentication puzzle. They can be more secure than simply using passwords, but they are not immune to privacy and security…

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Is Social Media Affecting Our Mental Health?

There are positive benefits to be obtained from being connected to others via social media, but there is a downside as well. We will examine the negative effects that may be experienced by both adults and children from exposure to social media and the unrealistic expectations that can develop. Expert:…

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Make Cybersecurity Easy with Tiny Habits

Does keeping yourself safe online seem like an overwhelming task? It seems that there are so many things you have to remember and do. But what if you could master cybersecurity in simple steps? In this episode we will share some tiny changes you can make to greatly increase your…

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Can You Disappear From the Internet?

The idea of removing all traces of yourself from the internet can be appealing, but how would you do it? Is it even possible? We will discuss the steps to erase or reduce your digital footprint, from minimizing your digital footprint to invoking the “nuclear option.” Expert: Bruce R. Mendelsohn…

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COVID, Telemedicine and Insurance Fraud

Convenient medical exams, advice, diagnoses and even treatment are all being accessed remotely and safely. Yet costly insurance scams can steal patients’ identities and defraud their insurance policies. Bogus telemedicine sessions for illicit profits also can damage a patient’s health. We will discuss the potential downside of the otherwise positive…

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Cybersecurity Trends for 2021

The landscape of cyberthreats is constantly changing. We will talk with a cybersecurity expert to learn what we can expect the greatest threats to be in 2021, the effects COVID-19 will continue to have on security and what consumers need to know to protect themselves and their families from the…

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TikTok and the Hidden Dangers in Popular Apps

Many people consider the TikTok app to be a fun pastime where they can watch videos of kids dancing or post their own funny videos. However, there is a scarier side to TikTok. At the end of 2019 the military banned the app from government-owned devices. And, hardly a day…

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Why (and How) You Should Be Using Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds another level of security, beyond only a password, when you log in to apps and accounts. In this interview we will discuss how 2FA helps to secure your accounts, how it works and why you should use it. Expert: Steve Tcherchian Steve Tcherchian is the Chief…

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Keeping Kids Safe from Online Predators

Most children spend hours every day online. Much of that time is spent messaging with others. Gaming and social media apps provide a way for children to connect with others, but sometimes those others are not what they appear to be. In this podcast we discuss where predators seek children…

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