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Tech Tip: Keep Tabs on Your Apps and Devices

The average U.S. household has 11 Internet-connected devices. By 2030, 50 billion smart devices will be in use worldwide. These devices transform how we live and work. They provide a level of convenience in our lives, but they require that we share more information than ever. They may be gathering your personal information without your knowledge while also putting your identity and privacy at risk.

Take a moment now to review the privacy and security settings of your apps and devices. Most devices default to the least secure settings. Decline app permission requests that don’t make sense and only download apps from trusted vendors and sources. If you're no longer using an app, delete it. When we all take steps to secure our connected devices and data, we all benefit.

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