Beware Of ‘Juice Jacking’
Public charging stations at malls and airports provide a quick and convenient way to power up your phone – but using them could put your private data at risk from “juice jackers.” NBC investigative and consumer correspondent Vicky Nguyen shows how it works on TODAY.
To prevent being “juice jacked” use a Data Blocker.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently warned consumers that their smart televisions might be spying on them. The FBI's Portland field office issued the warning in a statement. ... In some cases, the cameras are used for facial recognition so the TV knows who is watching and can suggest programming appropriately.
Protect Your Children
In Philadelphia a local school district was caught webcam spying on students while at home with school-issued laptops. The school district settled the class action lawsuit for $610,000 and have paid $1,200,000 in legal representation fees.
In June of 2010 new allegations that another student-issued laptop secretly recorded more than 8,000 images. The latest accusations, which were said to occur during a six month period has left the student "shocked, and severely emotionally distressed." According to a federal-invasion-of-privacy lawsuit, which seeks unspecified monetary damages.