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Independence Tech

Protect Your Data from Hacks

Back in January, I alerted you to ways that the "big three" credit reporting agencies – Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax – can compromise your privacy and sell your personal data...

Independence Tech

Your Smartphone Is Spilling All Your Secrets

There are movies about guys who get so used to the soothing, semi-exotic voice of Siri that the interaction begins to feel intimate. Then there are real-life scenarios where loose-lipped Siri...

Independence Tech

Spy Plots, Cyber Hacks, and Homesteaders

Cyber hacks and data breaches have dominated the headlines for years. Retail giants Target and Home Depot got hacked a few years ago. J.P Morgan – the biggest bank in America – was hit in 2014...

Health and IndependenceIndependence TechSelf-Reliance

How Your Home Energy Rating Could Save You Money

Summer's here and your utility bills are probably soaring along with the temperatures. But don't sweat it, because I've got some information that may help alleviate that perennial problem and give...

Digital CurrenciesFinancial FreedomIndependence Tech

Open a Bitcoin Account and Join the Phenomenon

I've never been an early adopter of new technologies. While cell phones started to become popular in the 1980s, I didn't buy my first one until a decade later. I didn't see what all the fuss...

Free ThinkingIndependence Tech

Harnessing Technology to Simplify Your Life

Today, we wave adios to our sometimes-home down here in the Paris of the South. Or at least we say, hasta la proxima vez (until next time). We're readying to embark on a little jaunt to the Old