Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Michelle Singletary Washington Post June 08, 2018 WASHINGTON — Social Security and retirement go together like peanut butter and jelly — many people just can’t have one without the other.Yet when it comes to Social Security, there is a mountain of anxiety about how it factors into retirement plans, especially for the millions of people who depend on it as their only source of income.Politically, Social Security is often vilified as an entitlement program that costs taxpayers too much. And there’s concern that it’s in danger of running out of money. Advertisement Let’s take a look at that last point. Social Security does have some big funding issues, according to the just-released annual trustees report. Over the program’s 83-year history, Social Security has collected about $20.9 trillion and paid out $18 trillion. … [Read more...] about Worried about cuts to Social Security?
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When it comes to privacy on the internet, the safest approach is to cut your Ethernet cable or power down your device. But, because you can't really do that and remain somewhat productive, you need other options. This article provides a general overview of the situation, steps you can take to mitigate risks and finishes with a tutorial on setting up a virtual private network. Sometimes when you're not too careful, you increase your risk of exposing more information than you should, and often to the wrong recipients—Facebook is a prime example. The company providing the social-media product of the same name has been under scrutiny recently and for good reason. The point wasn't that Facebook directly committed the atrocity, but more that a company linked to the previous US presidential election was able to access and inappropriately store a large trove of user data from the social-media site. This data then was used to target specific individuals. How did it happen though? And … [Read more...] about Data Privacy: Why It Matters and How to Protect Yourself
HomeGroup is a feature that has been around for many years, and it allows devices to easily share resources, such as files and printers, with other Windows computers on a small local network. However, starting with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803), Microsoft is retiring the feature. As a result, you'll no longer find the option in File Explorer, Control Panel, or Troubleshoot settings. Moving forward, Microsoft wants you to use modern built-in tools like Share, Nearby sharing, OneDrive, and Windows 10's built-in file and print sharing features. If you're among those users who used to rely on HomeGroup to share resources with other people on the network, you can continue to share content after upgrading to version 1803, but the steps will be different. In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the steps to keep sharing files and printers in your home network without HomeGroup after moving to the April 2018 Update. How to share files without HomeGroup on Windows 10 … [Read more...] about How to share files and printers without HomeGroup on Windows 10
Ah, the plethora of passwords that we have to remember for all of the websites that have inevitably become a part of our lives. Social media, emails, blogs and forums, photo hosting sites, and what ever else – there are dozens of them. Thank goodness for Chrome auto-fill settings, right?Yeah, sure, but there are probably at least a couple of login credentials that you don't feel comfortable to have automated by Chrome. Some users give in to the convenience of being able to enter said sites with just a tap, but there's usually a constant dread hanging over their heads whenever they leave their phone unsupervised. Others disable auto-fill for said places, but then are stuck with having to log in manually every time. By now, a lot of users have their important passwords set to something really long, so the latter method can be a pain.Well, how about utilizing that fingerprint sensor you have on your phone? Yes, yes you can. With an app called LastPass, you can keep all of your login … [Read more...] about How to use your fingerprint scanner to log in any website (Android)
In the summer of 2015, Stan Transkiy was 16 years into a life sentence, and he had finally found a way to occupy his time. Inside the Marion Correctional Institution, which sits on green farmland off a series of quiet roads in rural Ohio, he had carved out a job running a recycling program, a gig that earned him nicknames like “The Garbage Man.” It was an apt description: Transkiy, bald and bearded, sometimes worked 14 hours straight and sorted, by his estimate, tens of thousands of pounds of trash over the years. He did the job well, according to an inmate job evaluation, even if he sometimes took work problems too personally. Marion was an improvement over Transkiy’s previous facility, Lebanon Correctional Institution. State inspectors had lauded Marion for “innovative thinking” that “infuses the environment.” In addition to the recycling initiative, the prison ran programs in education, aquatics, news, and gardening. It even hosted a TEDx … [Read more...] about How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned his prison upside down