I am writing this from an airplane. Often, when I hop on a plane—particularly for a long flight—I wait for the ascent to 10,000 feet and immediately jump onto public Wi-Fi, just as I do in coffee shops, the dentist’s office, and pretty much anywhere else I can grab a signal. But that was before I spent an hour chatting with Joe Gervais, director of security communications at LifeLock, and part-time hacker (though Gervais points out, he hacks “only for good”). The point of the conversation was to figure out when it’s okay to use public Wi-Fi, when it’s not, and what you can do instead. Here’s what I learned:
We’re waiting longer to marry, but that doesn’t mean we’re not looking for love—and more of us are doing so online. The Pew Research Center says the median age for a first marriage in this country reached its highest point on record last year—29.5 years for men and 27.4 years for women. Pew also reports that a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.