Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Really, really creepy use of tech …

Folks, if you put your thinking caps on, and read this article, (as I recommend you do) you just might start wondering if something isn’t really, really wrong.

And maybe think twice before buying that “smart” toaster, or “voice activated” remote control…

* Ottawa sex toy maker We-Vibe sued for ‘secretly collecting’ its customers’ intimate habits

It has come to our attention that the company was actually recording specific information about her and other individuals usage of the device. That would include when it’s on, how long it’s being used for, what settings it’s on, the temperature of the device …” Read more..

Thank you, Dear Reader, for bringing this story to my attention.

And if that doesn’t do it, maybe this will:

* Hackers take Remote Control of Tesla’s Brakes and Door locks from 12 Miles Away

Next time when you find yourself hooked up behind the wheel, make sure your car is actually in your control. Hackers can remotely hijack your car and even control its brakes from 12 miles away. Car hacking is a hot topic. Today many automobiles companies have been offering vehicles with the …Read more..

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Today’s quote:Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ~ Winston Churchill

And, yes. I know I said “really, really” twice.

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September 20, 2016 Posted by | advice, consumer electronics, gadgets, hackers, Internet of Things, News, privacy, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Dirty Little Secret

You would know if someone was using your social security number, right? Well, maybe not.. in fact, probably not. The folks who know are probably legally barred from telling you.
No matter what your political leanings, or feelings on the immigration issue are, there’s a dirty little secret I think you ought to be aware of.

Bob Sullivan’s Red Tape Chronicles (“Corporate sneakiness. Government waste. Technology run amok. Outright scams. The Red Tape Chronicles is’s effort to unmask these 21st Century headaches and offer real solutions that save you time and money.”) wrote an eye-opening article,

Here’s a link to Bob discussing this issue on camera. (Requires Flash)
Immigration and ID theft
Immigration and ID theft

Today’s free link: and here’s a resource if you are concerned about ID Theft, or need some help because you, or someone you know, are a victim.

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July 22, 2008 Posted by | privacy, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment