Not hard to fake video online

One of the items on my annual “Internet Truths” list is, “Be Skeptical of What You Find Online.” In today’s world with today’s technologies, it’s easy to edit and manipulate audio, photos and video to portray whatever you want. In the digital world, seeing is not believing. You can’t trust what you hear online. You […]

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Delete button handles scammers

E-mail, browser and phone scams are once again making the rounds, seemingly in numbers heavier than usual. Typically, during the tax filing season, a lot of digital vermin emerge from the shadows to try and steal your money or identity. These people are lower than the stuff you scrape off the bottom of your shoes […]

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Email inventor dies at 74

I’m sure by now you may have heard about the death of Raymond Tomlinson, 74 (http://wapo.st/1QKDrt6). What’s that? The name doesn’t immediately ring a bell? That’s the irony of Ray’s relation to the digital world. Few people know of him, but virtually everyone online uses his invention: Email. Rather, email as we know it today. […]

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Extra days granted for tax returns

If you usually wait until the last minute to do your taxes, you can thank Abraham Lincoln for giving you three extra days to file this year. The tax deadline is Monday, April 18, instead of the regular April 15. Why the extra days? Washington, D.C., celebrates Emancipation Day on April 15. In the district, […]

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