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Ease Digital Anxiety by Taking Control of Your Data

Ease Digital Anxiety by Taking Control of Your Data

As online security lapses, data breaches, and exposed information via IoT toys and devices continue to make headlines, how do you keep your digital anxiety from pushing you over the edge?

The bad news can be overwhelming, and with new technologies entering our lives every day, the headlines raise the question, Do we have any control over the security of our personal data when using connected devices and services. The good news? You do have control and can safeguard your information. For National Consumer Protection Week, we have some tips on how you can safely take the reins of your digital life.

Don’t Let Identity Theft Become This Year’s Headliner

Don’t Let Identity Theft Become This Year’s Headliner

There are many things to get excited about as music festival season approaches—the release of lineups, finding the perfect outfits to slay in all weekend, booking the swankiest hotel or glamping site with your crew, and sunshine and filtered photos. But there’s one thing that could derail your fun: identity theft. Just ask the folks at Coachella.

Credit Card Fraud vs. Identity Theft

Credit Card Fraud vs. Identity Theft

Let’s say you log in to your credit card account to check your balance and spot a recent transaction you don’t recognize. Your immediate reaction may be that you’re a victim of identity theft. Chances are, though, you’re not. Credit card fraud is unsettling and kind of a pain, but it doesn’t mean a thief has stolen your identity.

Here’s what I mean…

The Internet of Things: Teddy Bear Edition

The Internet of Things: Teddy Bear Edition

Soft and sweet, but not very secure. That’s how you might describe the CloudPets “smart” teddy bear after news of yet another Internet of Things snafu. This one follows last week’s story about a potentially eavesdropping doll in Germany.

Fight Stress—including ID Theft Risk—and You May Live Longer

Fight Stress—including ID Theft Risk—and You May Live Longer

What do you do in the face of stress? Chances are, because you’re human—and not as far removed from your lizard-brained ancestors as you might think—you choose one of three options: fight (you tackle it head on), flight (you try to escape it by running away or going Zen), or freeze (you play dead and hope it goes away).

As my co-author, Dr. Michael Roizen of The Cleveland Clinic, and I write in our new book, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip, running away from your financial stresses—or even trying to deep-breathe them away—doesn’t work. You have to fight them head-on. This is crucial in our quest to make our longer lives happier and healthier ones.