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Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus: How Do the Big 3 Compare?

With more and more Americans cutting the cord with their cable providers and opting to use an online video service to watch their favorite TV shows and movies, you may wonder which streaming service is the best one out there. To help you decide, we've taken a
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Post-Tax Season Scams to Look Out for

Earlier in August, the IRS revealed that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has been informed of nearly 4,000 instances of tax scamming this year, which added up to over $20 million in losses. Tax season may be over, but for scammers it’s always the
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Geolocation: Beneficial or Dangerous?

Have you ever wondered how Facebook seems to know the exact city you’re posting from? Whether you're on a computer, a smartphone or some other type of electronic device, chances are it has geolocation functions built into it. Geolocation is the term for the identification of the
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New Research Finds More Teens Encounter Drama on Social Media

Parents often worry about how often their children go online, and what sort of interactions they may encounter on the web. According to a recent study by Pew Research Center, 92% of teens ages 13 to 17 report that they go online daily. More than half of
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Disney to Recreate Its Classics with New Live-Action Films

Do you ever wonder how the Genie in Disney’s "Aladdin" became a genie forced to live in a lamp? Now you don’t have to wait, as Disney is making a live-action prequel to Disney's "Aladdin" that’ll tell Genie's story. According to The Los Angeles Times, the studio
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Ashley Madison Hack: How It Might Impact You

By now, you've probably heard about the hacking and subsequent release of user information from infamous dating website Ashley Madison (which uses the motto "Life is short, have an affair"). If you aren't in the loop, a group of unknown hackers broke into the website's database and
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What is HIPAA and What Does It Mean for Internet Fax?

For those who work in the health care industry, HIPAA is a well-known term. But for the rest of us, it may not be common knowledge. Because of all the data breaches that are constantly happening around us, we want to make sure that we are doing
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How Online College Can Save You Money

Many students are making the decision to complete their college education through an online university, often because they are drawn in by the appeal of saving money. Foregoing the traditional, in-class college experience is enticing for cost-cutters as online college students aren’t required to pay the same
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Why Can I Only Make 6 Withdrawals From My Savings Account?

Whether you’re opening a new savings account or managing one you already have, you’ve likely noticed your account has a six withdrawal limit per month, with overages resulting in fees or even cancellation of the account. It turns out the Federal Reserve Board requires each bank to
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3 Personalities You'll Likely Encounter While Online Dating

Upon entering the online dating world, you're almost guaranteed a run-in with a few very specific personality types, no matter which online dating service you're using. Daters of any age can agree that these personalities show up over and over again and are extremely easy to pick
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