May 2013

How to Opt Out of Receiving Facebook Ads Based on Your Real-Life Shopping Activity and The Disconcerting Details: How Facebook Teams Up With Data Brokers to Show You Targeted Ads
These articles from the Electronic Frontier Foundation explain what the targeted ads mean to your privacy and show you how to opt out of them.

A Parent's Guide to Playing It Safe With Kids and Cars
This booklet from safercar.gov provides information about the safety features in today's vehicles, installing car seats and keeping kids safe in and around vehicles.

Mobile Apps Gallery
Check out the mobile apps and sites offered by USA.gov. Categories include travel, news, business, medical, health and fitness, education, utilities, and reference.

April 2013

10 things online reviews won't say
Check out these tips about online reviews before you read any.

A Renter's Guide to Privacy: Top 5 Privacy Tips for Renters
These tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse's new Fact Sheet, will help you be better informed throughout the rental process.

Keeping Up With Kids' Apps
Check out this graphic from the FTC before downloading the next app for your kid.

Use Bluetooth? Protect Yourself from Hacking Scams
Protect the information on your phone by following these tips.

March 2013

Watch Out for Identity Theft
At tax-time, it's important to follow these tips to protect your personal and tax information.

10 Things Credit Bureaus Won't Say
Check out this report about the credit bureaus and your credit report.

When to Turn Off Your Lights
This Energy Savers article can help you determine if you need to turn off the lights when you leave a room.

How buying store brands at the supermarket will save you money
This article from Consumer Reports gives you tips for making smart money saving choices.

February 2013

Bargain or Trap?
Take this quiz from Kiplinger.com to see if you can pick out the true bargains.

"Bait and Switch" Coupon Scams Promise Savings, Deliver Spam
These tips from the Better Business Bureau will help you avoid sharing your personal information with scammers.

Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Privacy
These tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse will help you protect your personal information and privacy.

Online Reviews and Recommendations
Check out this video which provides tips on checking out online reviews and recommendations.

January 2013

Sharing Information: A Day in Your Life
This video shows how much information about your everyday activities is being collected by businesses.

How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure
Here are tips that can help you keep your personal information safe online and off.

Smartphone Privacy: YouTube Video and Tips for Consumers
Check out this video and tips for protecting the data on your smartphone.

In 2013, it's lights out for the 75-watt incandescent
This article describes possible replacements for the phased out bulb.

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