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  • Blog Post: 9 ways to stay safe online this summer

    Summer is in full swing. Here are our best safety and security tips for the season. Don’t broadcast vacation plans on your social networking sites. If you’re leaving your home unoccupied and at risk for potential burglary, you might want to wait to post your vacation photographs...
  • Blog Post: Mobile safety tips for back to school

    Are you sending your child back to school with a mobile phone, laptop, or tablet PC? Director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Communications, Jacqueline Beauchere, offers these tips: Set clear use limits for kids on their mobile phones. Lock kids' phones with a personal identification...
  • Blog Post: Why location services matter

    Mobile services (often called “geolocation” services) now have the ability to track and share our location with friends. Location positioning services can help you find local movie times, weather, or directions to the nearest coffee shop. They can also help you find out where your friends...
  • Blog Post: We know where you are: Geolocation security tips

    You can use your smartphone and location services (also known as “geolocation”) to post information about where you are at any given time. But before you use geolocation, you might want to consider these safety tips: Share your location only with people you trust. For example, in a...
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