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CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - September 2016 The September issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER offers information on CFPB activities and class action lawsuits as well as updates on coalition activities. This month we also update you on our "Economic survival guide for servicemembers and veterans" trainings; explore the value (or lack thereof) of super cheap auto insurance; introduce our new report on the CFPB's consumer complaint database; and detail a couple of upcoming financial and retirement planning webinars. (Thursday, September 01, 2016)

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Five Recent Publications

What’s not to ‘Like’? (Vietnamese)

What’s not to ‘Like’? (Vietnamese). Chia sẻ tin tức trên mạng điện toán khi rảnh rỗi đang rất thịnh hành. Bản cẩm nang này trình bày đến quý vị các rủi ro có thể xảy ra khi chia sẻ quá nhiều tin tức cá nhân trên mạng xã hội và cung cấp các chỉ dẫn cụ thể cũng như các công cụ để giúp quý vị vào mạng xã hội nhưng vẫn bảo vệ được các chi tiết riêng tư của quý vị và tránh được rủi ro.

Online sharing is a hugely popular pastime. This publication presents the potential risks of oversharing on social media and provides specific tips and tools for participating in social networks while also protecting your privacy and staying safe online.

What’s not to ‘Like’? (Chinese)

What’s not to ‘Like’? (Chinese) Protecting your privacy on social media . 在網上分享是一種非常流行的消遣方式。本文解釋了在社交媒體中過度分享個人資料的潛在風險,並提供了在參與社交網絡時可選用的一些技巧和工具,以便讓你安全上網的同時,能夠保護你的隱私。 Online sharing is a hugely popular pastime. This publication presents the potential risks of oversharing on social media and provides specific tips and tools for participating in social networks while also protecting your privacy and staying safe online.

What’s not to ‘Like’? (Korean)

What’s not to ‘Like’? (Korean) Protecting your privacy on social media .

온라인 공유는 크게 인기를 끌고 있는 취미입니다. 이 간행물은 소셜 미디어에서의 과도한 공유에 관련한 잠재적인 위험을 제시하고 사용자 프라이버시 보호와 온라인 안전을 유지하면서 소셜 미디어에 참여하는데 도움을 주는 구체적인 팁 및 도구들을 제공합니다.

Online sharing is a hugely popular pastime. This publication presents the potential risks of oversharing on social media and provides specific tips and tools for participating in social networks while also protecting your privacy and staying safe online.

What’s not to ‘Like’? (Spanish)

What’s not to ‘Like’? (Spanish) Protecting your privacy on social media. Compartir en línea es un pasatiempo muy popular. Esta publicación presenta los riesgos potenciales de compartir demasiado en las redes sociales y ofrece herramientas y consejos específicos para participar en las redes sociales y a la vez proteger su privacidad y permanecer seguro en línea.

What’s not to ‘Like’?

What’s not to ‘Like’? Protecting your privacy on social media. Online sharing is a hugely popular pastime. This publication presents the potential risks of oversharing on social media and provides specific tips and tools for participating in social networks while also protecting your privacy and staying safe online.

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Recommended Publications

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Preparing Millennials to Lead in Cyberspace. Young adults, also known as millennials (ages 18 to 26), hold the key to close the cyber talent gap. Having grown up in a digital environment, millennials are well positioned for these cybersecurity careers, since they are at the stage when they need to choose a profession and will be in the workforce for several decades. This survey reviews U.S. millennials’ career interests, level of career preparedness and their online attitudes and behaviors.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chronology of Data Breaches. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has been tracking breaches since 2005 and publishes a Chronology of Data Breaches.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

EPIC Alert. The EPIC Alert, a bi-weekly publication of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington DC, covers issues related to privacy and civil liberties in the information age.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Privacy on the Web: Is It a Losing Battle?. Privacy on the web is the topic of this article which examines online tracking, data mining and behavioral advertising.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Patient’s Guide to HIPAA. This guide explains how you can use the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect your medical privacy.

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