Author: Bob Sullivan
Bob Sullivan on December 8, 2017
Before you book your next hotel in a major city, make sure you find out if you’ll be paying an “urban destination charge”
Bob Sullivan on September 14, 2017
If you’re concerned about identity theft following the credit bureau’s massive data breach, this is a tool that could protect you — but use with caution.
Bob Sullivan on January 4, 2017
Ever get sucked into a paid subscription or click through pages of ads while trying to get your free credit score? This may explain why.
Bob Sullivan on September 23, 2016
Just when you’ve turned your attention to a new cyberthreat, an old one has resurfaced. Don’t be caught by surprise.
Bob Sullivan on September 7, 2016
The closing of ITT is a case for making education in this country not only accessible, but also scam-free.
Bob Sullivan on July 12, 2016
Sadly, you need to take steps to prevent extortion through your mobile phone. Here’s what you need to know about this emerging threat.
Bob Sullivan on July 4, 2016
As we observe the nation’s birthday, consider this: When was the country really greater than it is now? And what would it take to make it better?
Bob Sullivan on June 8, 2016
The elephant in the room is only getting more obvious: We need to plan for a future where billions of people are automated out of jobs.
Bob Sullivan on June 2, 2016
A controversial columnist just voiced what many employers were wondering. But is it acceptable?
Bob Sullivan on May 17, 2016
I appreciate my bank’s effort to beef up security. But my story illustrates why security tools that aren’t ready for prime time may do more damage than good.
Bob Sullivan on May 5, 2016
If you love to text, know that the courts may find you responsible if your message interferes with the text recipient’s driving and something goes wrong.
Bob Sullivan on April 28, 2016
It turns out that old-fashioned phishing has new-fangled ways of taking advantage of us. Be on guard.
Bob Sullivan on April 25, 2016
Our efforts to protect patient privacy, through HIPAA, are ‘defending patient records instead of patient health.’ Meanwhile, security systems against hackers are in shambles.
Bob Sullivan on April 19, 2016
A class-action lawsuit with backing from the FTC is taking on outlet stores that offer discounts on prices that never existed and other practices described as essentially false advertising.
Bob Sullivan on March 25, 2016
More sophisticated technology in cars — and among hackers — means there are perils lurking. Consumers and law enforcers have reason to be concerned.
Bob Sullivan on March 18, 2016
Here’s the penalty — which insurance companies call an “adjustment of risk” — you pay when you file a claim. It’s not pretty.
Bob Sullivan on March 8, 2016
The KeRanger attack was not as big as it might have been, but it should be a big wake-up call for Mac users. Here’s the scoop.
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