Scammers are using your QR codes to steal your personal data, FTC warns

Scammers are utilizing QR codes to steal personal information, according to a new consumer advisory from the Federal Trade Commission. As QR codes’ popularity has grown, so have the scams that surround them. According to the FTC, these fraudster codes might direct you to a counterfeit website designed to steal your information or install malware. … Read more

Warning as new iPhone feature called “NameDrop” puts security at risk

Following a recent update, police have begun cautioning iPhone users. A warning on the “NameDrop” feature in the iOS 17 update was posted on Facebook by the Middletown Division of Police in Ohio, specifically for parents. By bringing the devices very close to one another, the functionality makes it simple for users to share their … Read more

Mom from St. Pete designs mobile app to reduce overdose deaths – after losing her kid

A St. Petersburg mother has made it her life’s mission to lessen the number of overdose deaths in our country. According to the CDC, over 100,000 persons died as a result of a drug overdose in 2022 alone. Carolyn Bradfield founded the Interact Lifeline organization. Its original goal was to inform people about the hazards … Read more

70 thousand residents from Hillsborough County at risk from data breach

The county is informing citizens and contractors of a global data breach that may have compromised some people’s personal information. Hillsborough County was notified of the incident on June 1 by MoveIT, a HIPAA-compliant file transfer service provider. The county promptly contacted the company for more information and collaborated with the vendor to develop new … Read more

Tampa prod studio creates IMAX-sized solar system to help middle schoolers

VU Tampa Bay, a cutting-edge virtual production facility in Tampa’s University Mall, has assisted Jack Daniels, John Deere, and Mercedes. A recent innovation, though, revealing the entire solar system on a 100-foot LED screen in magnificent Star Wars form, was for a completely different customer. “We love a challenge,” said Daniel Mallek, one of the … Read more

New app called Threads by Meta to launch tomorrow amidst Twitter issues

Threads, a social networking app from Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, will go live on Thursday. The text-based software is being positioned as a competitor to Twitter. “Threads is where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’ll be trending tomorrow,” says the app’s description. … Read more