“Do Not Call” List and Protecting Your Real Phone Number

The Federal Trade Commission runs the USA “do not call” registry.   Sign up to reduce marketing calls to your phone: https://donotcall.gov/ To find information (FAQ = frequently asked questions), this site has a nice clear description: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0108-national-do-not-call-registry. It might be easy to be cynical about the usefulness of such a registry for honest telemarketers, since […]

What is the greatest danger to your privacy (and mine)?

If you have not already heard the term, take some time to take it in now:  “Social Engineering” is not at all about designing a better society.  It is the deliberate manipulation by malicious people, of the desire to help that is common among many individuals, essentially to trick them into revealing confidential information.  Why […]