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Tech Matters: New Verizon program involves trading online privacy for freebies

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Verizon Up has an unusual prerequisite. To enroll, you must also sign up for Verizon Selects, which grants permission to Verizon to sell your browsing and search history to third-party companies.


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Tech Matters: What’s up with WhatsApp?

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WhatsApp works on just about any phone and includes a web-based version so you can use it from your computer.


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Tech Matters: Update your phone now to avoid hostile takeover

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The latest software version released last week patches a security vulnerability that could leave your phone open to a hostile takeover. An attacker could take control of your phone using the device's Wi-Fi chip, and that’s something you do not want.


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Tech Matters: Get more out of your browser

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Browser add-ons are a great way to make your online experience more enjoyable, more productive and safer.

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