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The latest 3 entries from the ID Theft - Merchants Information Solutions, Inc. blog

How Cybersecurity and Privacy Affect Us All

Friday, June 19, 2015

Data security is a hot topic these days, and with good reason. Whether it’s news of the latest corporate data breach, hackers in foreign countries, or legislation aimed at protecting citizens’ privacy, we’re living in a world that is clamoring to keep up with the technology… and with criminals.

But while we wait for the government to take action and the business world to catch up, there’s no reason we can’t take action ourselves. Cybersecurity all starts with the behaviors that fuel your online activity, and with the right attention to what you share, you can protect yourself from a lot of the threats.

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FTC to examine privacy issues with 'cross-device tracking'

Monday, May 11, 2015

By Mark Pribish
Vice President and ID Theft Practice Leader

Imagine a private investigator watching your every move and listening along the way as you go about your daily activities. Welcome to "cross-device tracking," the digital investigation and tracking of our entire online lives, from social media to general Web searches, regardless of the device or platform used.

Nearly every time you use the Internet from laptops, smartphones, tablets and wearable devices that interact with applications, platforms, publishers, and software, you are being tracked by advertising and marketing companies.

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Understanding Social Media Identity Theft

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Despite the critics who fear that social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others is making us less connected and less a part of live interactions, the internet really is a great tool for connecting people around the world. Whether it’s catching up with high school friends who’ve moved away or joining an online group who shares a common hobby, career, or interest, the internet is helping us find and engage with people we might have otherwise never met. Social media in a business setting is gaining more popularity, and with that, the opportunity to become a victim of identity theft is rising as well.

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