Science in everyday life —
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I’m Art Chester. I write about technology: surprises from the world of science, and their practical application in everyday life. I also write fiction about life in the research lab.
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What Does He See? Who Does He Tell? There’s a spy in your car. You already knew that Facebook knows far too much about you. And you already knew that retail stores track your every move. In addition, hackers have stolen … Continue reading
Elder scams are more prevalent than many realize. And most readers of this blog have a relative who is at risk of becoming a victim. Today’s blog points you to an excellent article, better than I could write myself, that … Continue reading
Our Financial Accounts Just Became Less Safe… Two Factor Authentication (2FA) has been widely considered the gold standard for protecting your online accounts. With 2FA, to sign into your account you first provide a password. Then the website texts a … Continue reading
How To Protect Yourself, Family and Friends… Dangerous emails are a fact of modern life. (Note: this version contains additional material added 6/12/2019 – thank you, Charles South!) Almost every day you receive obviously suspicious email messages. Some pronounce you … Continue reading