Are You Actually Tech-Savvy or Just Dependent? – ReadWrite

Knowing how to use smart devices doesn’t mean you’re savvy, and there’s a huge — but subtle — difference between being savvy and being dependent.

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Just Delete Me | A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

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What Should You Do If You Receive a Phishing Email?

If you receive a phishing email, it can be a bit scary. Fortunately, nothing infects your computer if you don’t click any links or respond. Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you receive a phishing email.

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Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds – BBC News

A list of all-too-predictable choices for breached accounts includes 123456 and “Liverpool”.

[…] The NCSC said people should string three random but memorable words together to use as a strong password.[…]

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Most Americans don’t realize what companies can predict from their data

Every device that you use, every company you do business with, every online account you create – they all collect data about you and analyze it to figure out minute details of your life.

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Google may track your location even if you disable Location tracking | gHacks Technology News

The Location feature that Google built-into the Android operating system and some of its applications power location-based services such as Google Maps and provide Google with information about a customer’s whereabouts. The Location feature is not turned on by default but Google apps, services, and third-party apps may prompt the user to enable it to provide more accurate information.

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Japan tells netizens to stop confusing the olds with internet slang

Sure, internet-speak can be confusing, so older folks oftentimes can’t understand WTH younger users are trying to say. The problem is apparently much worse in Japan than it is here, however, because the government itself has decided to weigh in. Much to the amusement of many netizens, the Agency for Cultural Affairs has issued a report asking people, in effect, to knock off the crazy emojis and slang.

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The sudden death of the website | TechCrunch

When we started building websites in the mid-’90s, we had great dreams for e-commerce. We fundamentally thought all brick-and-mortar stores would disappear and everything dot-com would dominate. But e-commerce has failed us miserably. Today, less than 15 percent of commerce occurs through a website or app, and only a handful of brands (think: Amazon, eBay and Netflix) have found success with e-commerce at any real scale. There are two giant structural issues that make websites not work: HTML and Google.

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