Avoid Identity Fraud By Not Giving Out Too Much Information

These days, you can’t escape a retailer unscathed. Some places ask for your phone number at checkout, others want your email address. The really intrusive ones want your ZIP code. In all of these cases, a simple “no thanks” is necessary, or you could be a victim of identity fraud. According to the mobile marketing company LocalVox, 67 percent of …

Data Privacy in the Era of CISPA

Just last Thursday, US News reported the death of CISPA, a controversial bill focused on cybersecurity (CISPA stands for the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act). The bill is controversial primarily because it, as PC World notes, “creates a high level of immunity from lawsuits for the government and private companies that share data.” It also raises a lot of …

Why Shred?

With ShredFest 3.0 just around the corner, knowing what to shred is critical. But so is knowing why you should shred it. Chances are, if you’re thinking about going to ShredFest this Saturday, you already know some of the reasons that shredding is absolutely critical. Even so, there are some reasons and benefits that may not be as immediately obvious, …