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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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Why You Need to Stop Using Facebook, Twitter, or Google to Log Into Apps

You could be giving hackers the key to invade your privacy.



7 Non-Negotiable Rules Every Parent Should Set for Their Babysitter

Hiring a new babysitter can be nerve-wrecking, especially for parents of younger children who don't have a lot of experience...


Parents, You Need to Know About These Apps to Keep Your Kids Safe

In our potentially dangerous high-tech world, these parental control apps can be your child's bouncer, filter, GPS, and chaperone, for...


7 Things to Never Share About Your Children on Social Media

What's so risky about posting smiling, finger-painting photos of your kids on social media? Surprisingly, a lot. Here's what not...


How This Sixth-Grade Teacher’s Warning About the Internet Went Viral on Facebook

Melissa Bour was concerned by what her students were posting on Facebook. Instead of lecturing, she created a viral post...


MetLife Defender Q&A: How to Stay Safe Online

The technology and cybersecurity team answers reader-submitted questions.

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How to Protect a Stolen Laptop From Thieves

Here, expert tricks to beat any computer thief, recover your hardware, and save your data in just a few easy...


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.


Trouble Sleeping? Turn Off Your Gadgets!

If you’re a social media junkie like me, that hour before bed signals quality time with a smartphone or laptop.