Here’s the privacy paradox in a nutshell: You know you should take steps to protect your data, but you feel powerless to do anything. You don’t necessarily trust those who you share your data with, but you keep doing it anyway. You’re not alone. The issue is widespread. Fortunately, there are resources out there designed [...]
If you use a cloud-based data storage provider to synchronize and back-up your files, you’re well aware of how convenient it is to have your files available on demand. You may have even been saved from a catastrophic hard drive cash by storing crucial files on services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, or [...]
In case you weren’t able to attend the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, you might want to check out this quick article on “4 Tech Habits Putting Your Business at Risk.” As the article points out, you are responsible for the security of your clients’ information, and there are simple ways you can [...]
Concerned about privacy? Feel that we’re heading towards a future where your personal conversations may be subject to increased surveillance? Take the steps today to use a free app for encrypting your messaging and phone conversations. Signal by Open Whisper Systems is “privacy that fits in your pocket” and provides iOS and Android users with [...]
Not every listing photo is staged to be in a fashion magazine or architectural digest. Sometimes a home must be photographed with the owner’s furniture and possessions in plain view. While the main concern in the past has been cleanliness and curb appeal, there’s also an often overlooked issue with photographs of a home: Privacy [...]
An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. People, Please Don’t Store Private Data in Your Address Book (4 minute read) Why it matters: While your address [...]
If you’re the type who uses simple passwords or uses one complicated password for multiple websites, you’re at higher risk of getting hacked. If you keep your passwords written down on Post-It notes around your computer… well, you get what you deserve. These days there are a host of password managers out there, but which [...]
How can you give kids the freedom they need to learn about social media while maintaining your role as a parent, looking out for their well-being? FamilySignal is an interesting new way to do just that.
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