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Move over sci-fy! The world of the future is here today. We’re surrounded by smart TVs, phones, watches, cars, houses, and hundreds of others interconnected devices. With the whole world at our fingertips, it’s more important than ever to stay safe, stay informed, and stay on top of the latest and greatest.

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How to Hide Private Photos on Your iPhone or iPad

Your foolproof guide to hiding sensitive or personal photos on an iPhone or iPad

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How to Clean Your iPhone’s Charging Port

If your iPhone won't charge with a Lightning cable plugged in, a dirty charging port might be to blame. This...


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How to Block Websites on Chrome

Follow these step-by-step instructions to block websites on Chrome using your desktop and mobile devices.


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If You’re Not Following These Rules, You’re an Easy Target for Scammers

We share a lot of personal information online, including credit card numbers and social security numbers—and scammers know how to...


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Dating Scams Are Up 40 Percent—Here’s How to Spot One

Make sure that you don't let yourself fall victim to online dating with these tips from trusted online dating professionals.

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Facebook Messenger Scams Are on the Rise—Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Facebook Messenger scams are "rare," according to Facebook. Our experts say otherwise. Whichever is true, falling for one can be...


Here’s How Facebook Is Stalking You—And How to Make It Stop

Facebook has quietly rolled out a new feature that lets users know what data it's mining. Here's how to use...

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The Gift-Card Scam You Need to Watch Out for

As the holiday season rushes full steam ahead, gift-card scams are on the rise. Learn how to detect and prevent...


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“Smart Hotels” Are Booming—But Is Your Privacy in Danger?

Is staying in a smart hotel all that smart if you want to keep your information private? Know the risks—and...


How to Delete Photos from Facebook: A Step-by-Step Guide

Sometimes, once you've uploaded a photo to Facebook, you realize that you'd rather not have it on the social network...


5 Times You’ll Want to Freeze Your Credit

Here's a quick look at why you may want to freeze your credit and how to do so.

How to See Who Follows You on Facebook

If you frequently worry about your Facebook privacy, you might wonder exactly who can see your profile. Here's how to...



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10 Online Scams You Need to Be Aware of—And How to Avoid Them

Swindlers may be following your every tweet and post, looking for a chance to fleece you. Here’s how to confound...


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13 Ways Hackers Get You When You Travel

An expert reveals the surprising ways you're more vulnerable to identity theft when you travel—and how to protect yourself.


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17 Everyday Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Hacked

More and more, common items we regularly use are becoming connected, making things more convenient not only for us, but...



MetLife Defender Q&A: How to Stay Safe Online

The technology and cybersecurity team answers reader-submitted questions.


3 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft

Your personal online info could be leaking right into identity thieves' hands. Here's how to keep yourself secure.