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June 2017
Why You Shouldn’t Use Public Wi-Fi to Shop Online

Why You Shouldn’t Use Public Wi-Fi to Shop Online

People are more suspicious of public Wi-Fi networks than of public toilet seats, according to a recent opinion poll, but that doesn’t stop us from using them. Despite the digital risks from the theft of your personal data, including passwords and

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April 2017
Driving Distracted Creates ‘Hangover Effect,’ AAA Says

Driving Distracted Creates ‘Hangover Effect,’ AAA Says

Technology has allowed us to stay connected in new ways, but sending a text message or replying to an email from behind the wheel can cause a “hangover effect,” according to AAA. In a 2013 study, researchers at the AAA

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January 2017
Device helps thieves steal cars, study shows

Device helps thieves steal cars, study shows

A device developed by engineers for manufacturers to test the vulnerability of vehicle systems is allowing thieves to steal cars that use key fobs. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says the boxy device, about the size of a smartphone,

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December 2016
How homeowners can save on their premiums

How homeowners can save on their premiums

If you haven’t looked at your homeowners insurance policy lately you’re not alone. Just over half (56%) of the respondents in a recent Travelers Co. survey said they check their homeowners’ policy at least once a year. That means many

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Do college students need renters insurance?

Do college students need renters insurance?

Near the bottom of things on college students minds is insurance. But students who are living off-campus in a rented apartment, condo or house need to think about renters insurance. Most students living off-campus have thousands of dollars worth of electronics, furniture

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October 2016
Your ATM is the newest target for cyberthieves

Your ATM is the newest target for cyberthieves

Cyberthieves have a new target to get at your money: ATMs. The automated teller machine is getting a security upgrade to accept debit and credit cards with security chips, like the check-out lines, but the slow transition is an opportunity

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Will robots really drive better than us?

Will robots really drive better than us?

There’s a lot of excitement and hype around driverless vehicles. From President Obama to Uber, the claim is that self-driving cars can help save lives. “One of the hardest questions to answer is, ‘How do these cars compare to human

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September 2016
It Doesn’t Pay to Skimp on Your Insurance

It Doesn’t Pay to Skimp on Your Insurance

Some people try to save money on insurance by purchasing the minimum coverage available. But, the risk of purchasing the minimum policy is it can lead to surprises if an unforeseen event does occur. For instance, you’re at fault for

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How to Protect Your Data From Your Rental CAr

How to Protect Your Data From Your Rental CAr

Renting a car with all the latest bells and whistles – like web browsing and hands-free texting – is fun, but you could be exposing personal information warns the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). When you use a connected rental car’s

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Backcountry fire risk decreases in San Diego County

Backcountry fire risk decreases in San Diego County

It may now be possible for property owners in San Diego County’s backcountry to buy fire insurance for the first time.  The change comes after an insurance organization that weighs wildfire risk determined that the backcountry is safer after years of investment, according to the

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