Since 1976, Black History Month has been designated to remember the contributions of people of the African Diaspora. Today, we’ll take a look at the contributions of a few African American inventors that paved the way for Telecommunications and Broadband… (Continue Reading)
The Super Bowl is arguably the most important day of the year for advertisers. With 100 million Americans watching the big game, the Super Bowl is paramount. This year, a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl LIII costs advertisers $5.25… (Continue Reading)
What is it like to be a TDS Technician? For some it’s a challenging yet rewarding position where no two days are the same. Duties range from installs, repairs, and maintenance. But for Ryan McNamara, a Broadband Technician in Southwest… (Continue Reading)
If you, or someone in your family, enjoy the super-popular online games be warned: there are real-life security risks at play in online gaming.
Take Fornite — three recently discovered security bugs would have allowed hackers to access account and… (Continue Reading)
In 2018, there were multiple headlines about data mining and privacy breaches. If you were lucky, you weren’t impacted—this time. This week we celebrate Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28), so it’s the perfect time to take a look at your… (Continue Reading)
by Colleen Tressler
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts to get you to share valuable personal information – like account numbers, Social Security numbers, or your login IDs and passwords. Scammers use your… (Continue Reading)
Did you know the BBB has a Scam Tracker where you can report fraudulent activity in your area? They do! On this site, you can read details about reported scams and learn what to watch out for in your immediate… (Continue Reading)
While the warm, summer months dominate the travel and tourism department, colder temperatures still have a lot to offer. Don’t let winter weather keep you indoors and at home. The winter months can be the perfect time to travel to… (Continue Reading)
The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security Number and even your money.
That scam is now growing exponentially. To compare: in 2017, we… (Continue Reading)
Holiday cheer is in the air! People are busy decorating their homes, baking cookies, picking out the perfect Christmas tree, and, of course, shopping for gifts. One of the most difficult family members to shop for is often a pet.… (Continue Reading)