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Best Encrypted Messaging App: Signal vs Telegram vs WhatsApp vs iMessage vs Viber vs Wire vs Wickr & More

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We’ve all seen it happen to politicians and celebrities: texting and social media posts can wreak havoc on your life if your “private” messages, photos or other shared content fall into the wrong hands. If you want to message without it coming back to haunt you — or you need to share totally confidential info — it’s a no brainer to use an encrypted messaging app…

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Our Experts Pick The Best RFID Wallets, But Do You Really Need Them?

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Credit, debit, and ID card technology is extremely advanced. With most cards, radio waves transmit your information for quick transactions; some can even process payments without contact. However, having that technology can put you at risk. Electronic pickpockets are out there just waiting to get their hands on your information, but can they get it without even putting their hands on your wallet? Our experts analyze RFID wallet technology and bring you the best wallets.

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Home Security Systems Reviews For 2021: Nest Secure vs Abode vs Scout Alarm vs AT&T Digital Life & More

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Do you need help finding a home security system but are overwhelmed with your options? Our team of experts has over 70 years of combined experience researching, testing, and using home security systems. We’ve reviewed 17 professionally monitored security companies. Our strict review protocol ensures our research is unbiased. We take into account customer service, equipment, technology, ease of use, and value to come up with a score for each company.

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Best Pack ‘N Plays By Category: Travel, Play, New Parents, Setup, & Budget

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A pack ‘n play is on most baby registries, but do you have any idea which one you need? First, think about what you want out of your pack ‘n play. Do you want it to include a newborn bassinet and changing station? Do you want it to be easy to travel with? Or is it going to be primarily used for playing? We’ve chosen the best pack ‘n plays based on your needs.

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About RFID: Benefits, Risks, Cards, Skimmers, Wallets, And More

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There’s been a lot of buzz over the last several years about a way thieves can potentially steal your credit or debit card information out of thin air when they’re in your vicinity, essentially electronically pickpocketing you without you ever knowing. What makes this possible is RFID (radio frequency identification) technology that’s embedded in some credit, debit, and other ID cards. The fear is that thieves can use what’s called an RFID reader or skimmer to steal your information from your card. But just how real is the threat?

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SimpliSafe Camera Review: Pros, Cons, Installation & More

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SimpliSafe is known for its affordable, user-friendly DIY security systems, but they also offer some security equipment you can purchase with or without the system. Their WiFi camera is a popular option, and we wanted to see if it stands up to their other equipment — and other WiFi cameras on the market. Is the SimpliSafe camera reliable and does it have all the features you want?

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