Consumer Action Publications

Consumer Action creates award-winning free multilingual educational guides on a wide range of personal finance topics and other subjects of interest to consumers. Many publications are available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as English. Each year, we distribute more than a million of our publications through a national network of 7,500 community organizations. Nonprofit and community-based agencies may order these free publications in bulk by clicking here for downloadable order forms or online ordering instructions.

2016

September

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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.

March

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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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Watch out! Online Video and Your Privacy.

While consumers now have many more options for how, where and when they watch video, they also face new risks to their personal privacy. This publication makes viewers aware of the privacy issues raised by video streaming and video sharing technology as well as what they can do to protect themselves.

January

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Put a Lock on It - Protecting your online privacy (Chinese).

本文提供互聯網用戶相關重要資訊,以確保他們及其家人在利用互聯網的種種優點時,可以安全無慮。各項主題內容包括如何安全鎖定個人網絡帳號及手機應用程式、使用電腦及行動通訊器材購物和理財時各項安全要點、使用社交網站時如何保留個人隱私,以及怎樣避免不受歡迎的內容及通訊資料。    

This fact sheet gives Internet users the knowledge to keep themselves and their families safe while taking advantage of the many benefits of being online. Topics include securing your online accounts and mobile apps, shopping and banking safely on a computer or mobile device, preserving your privacy while using social media, and avoiding unwelcome content and communications.

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Put a Lock on It - Protecting your online privacy (Vietnamese).

Bản tin xác thật này giúp người sử dụng mạng điện toán mở rộng kiến thức để bảo vệ họ và gia đình khi tận dụng nhiều lợi ích trên mạng. Các đề tài bao gồm bảo vệ trương mục mạng điện toán và các ứng dụng (apps), vào trang mua sắm và ngân hàng an toàn trong máy điện toán hay di động, giữ kín được các tin tức riêng tư khi dùng mạng xã hội, và tránh nhận các nội dung và thông tin liên lạc không muốn.

This fact sheet gives Internet users the knowledge to keep themselves and their families safe while taking advantage of the many benefits of being online. Topics include securing your online accounts and mobile apps, shopping and banking safely on a computer or mobile device, preserving your privacy while using social media, and avoiding unwelcome content and communications.

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Put a Lock on It - Protecting your online privacy (Korean).

이 안내서는 인터넷 사용자들에게 인터넷의 많은 장점들을 활용하면서 자신들과 가족들의 안전을 보호할 수 있는 정보를 제공합니다. 온라인 어카운트 및 모바일 앱의 보안, 안전한 컴퓨터 또는 모바일 쇼핑 및 뱅킹, 소셜 미디어 사용 중 개인 정보 보호, 그리고 원하지 않는 정보와 대화 방지 등의 주제를 다루고 있습니다.

This fact sheet gives Internet users the knowledge to keep themselves and their families safe while taking advantage of the many benefits of being online. Topics include securing your online accounts and mobile apps, shopping and banking safely on a computer or mobile device, preserving your privacy while using social media, and avoiding unwelcome content and communications.

2015

December

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Put a Lock on It - Protecting your online privacy (Spanish).

Esta hoja informativa le ofrece a usuarios de Internet el conocimiento para que tanto ellos como sus familias se mantengan seguros mientras aprovechan las varias ventajas de Internet. Los temas incluyen cómo asegurar las cuentas de Internet y aplicaciones móviles, seguridad en las compras y operaciones bancarias por computadora o dispositivo móvil, cómo mantener la privacidad en las redes sociales, y cómo evitar contenido y comunicaciones no deseados.

October

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Put a Lock on It - PowerPoint Slides Protecting your online privacy.

The Put a Lock on It PowerPoint presentation, available for download in the “Download File” section, is designed to be used with the 31-page companion Put a Lock on It lesson plan.

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Put a Lock on It - Seminar lesson plan and activities Protecting your online privacy.

The 31-page Put a Lock on It lesson plan, available only as a PDF download, guides community educators through a 2.5-hour workshop that includes three activities designed to give participants an opportunity to practice what they’ve learned. The lesson is designed to be used with the companion Put a Lock on It PowerPoint presentation.

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Put a Lock on It Protecting your online privacy.

This fact sheet gives Internet users the knowledge to keep themselves and their families safe while taking advantage of the many benefits of being online. Topics include securing your online accounts and mobile apps, shopping and banking safely on a computer or mobile device, preserving your privacy while using social media, and avoiding unwelcome content and communications.

 

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