You Worry About Your Data & Do Nothing To Protect It

According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, Americans are really worried about the security of their personal data. Half of you don’t trust the government or social media sites to protect your data. A full 64% of you have actually experienced a data breach. 41% have had fraudulent charges appear on their credit cards.

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So what are you doing abut it?  Not much. A lot of Americans admit to some big security no-nos. 41% have shared their password with a friend or family member. 39% use the same or similar passwords for multiple online accounts. More than a quarter of smartphone owners don’t lock their screens or activate other phone security features. A whopping 54% admit to accessing public WiFi with many using it to perform banking transactions.

Security seems to fall into the same trap as eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise. We know what we should be doing, but we just don’t.

Exploding Phones Didn’t Stop Samsung’s Profit

Despite a rocky quarter due to exploding Galaxy Note7 phones and a massive recall, things are looking pretty good for Samsung. The company earned $7.9 billion in operating profits for the last quarter of 2016. That’s up 50% from the previous year.  A large portion of that profit came from their manufacturing of chips and displays for mobile phones.

OK, Google!! Where Are My Keys?

You may have heard the old joke, “I wish Google would tell me something useful like where my keys are.”  Well, now it can. As along as you have the Google Home digital assistant.

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Just say OK Google, “Remember that I ‘m putting my keys on the side table.”  And this doesn’t just work for keys, you can tell Google where you’re putting the leftover Christmas cards or which drawer you’re storing your shorts in for the winter.

Then when you need the item, you just say “OK Google, where are my keys?” or “OK Google, where did I put my shorts?”

~ Cynthia