Five settings every privacy-conscious iPhone owner should change

The iPhone is a useful tool to manage your work and play, but it isn’t perfect when it comes to privacy. There are a handful of settings that

Source: www.tuaw.com

Five settings every privacy-conscious iPhone owner should change:

 

1. Enable Find My iPhone
2. Disable Microphone Access
3. Disable Safari Autofill
4. Use Private Browsing
5. Disable Frequent Locations

 

By: Kelly Hodgkins via TUAW

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Distracted driving: DOT says using navigational apps is as dangerous as texting and driving

Rapid evolution of smartphone apps leave a potentially dangerous gray area for police, motorists

Source: www.cbsnews.com

Can using navigational apps be as dangerous as texting and driving?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to issue voluntary guidelines for specific electronic devices including apps on smartphones. Right now, many states laws regarding smartphone usage while driving only refer to talking or texting on the phone. Using a navigational app is usually not covered by these laws.

 

My Take: The NHTSA and states need to go father than issue "voluntary" guidelines. Laws should prohibit all forms of distracting driving. Remember, there is no such thing as "safe" distracted driving. Distracted driving, in all of its forms, is dangerous. 

 

Source: CBS News

BBB’s Top Five Summer Scams

Source: www.bbb.org

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), which serves Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa, released its Top Five Summer Scams, including what they are and how to protect yourself.

 

The top 5 summer scams the BBB identified are:
> Vacation Scams (Don’t let a scam ruin your vacation)
> Moving Scam (Keep your belongings safe during your move)
> Concert Ticket Scams (Beware of summer concert ticket scams)
> Door-to-Door Scams (Be wary of high pressure door-to-door sales tactics)
> Job Scams (Beware of job scams that can turn a hot summer cold)

 

If you feel uneasy about something or it seems to good to be true it might very well be a scam. There are a lot of resources available to consumers to help them make sure something is not a scam. These include: lawyers; BBB; local, state and federal agencies; and Google searches.

Mental Distraction Rating System [Infographic]

Infographic by: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Source: exchange.aaa.com

Mental Distraction Rating System [Infographic] 

 

While some may only pose a "mild" or "moderate" danger, all distracted driving is dangerous. All it takes is 1 or 2 seconds of distraction for someone to be seriously hurt or killed.

 

Infographic by: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety