Ride-sharing: Question coverage before jumping in

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Smartphone apps replace hailing a cab.

Ride-share alternatives to taxi services are becoming more popular as they expand to more cities. But because they’re so new, both riders and drivers should exercise caution.

Ride-share programs on the surface sound like a win-win situation: if you need a ride, you can download an app to your mobile device to find and arrange transportation in a driver’s personal vehicle.

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Smartphone on your wish list? Smart tips to protect your data

Smartphones can be great tools,  but be aware of privacy concerns.

Smartphones can be great tools,
but be aware of privacy concerns.

If you are among the millions unwrapping a slick new smartphone this holiday season, you’ll want to take steps to protect it and your privacy.

The Federal Communications Commission reports that more than half of all Americans have smartphones, and 20 percent have been the victims of mobile cybercrime. The FCC warns that mobile security threats have increased more than 350 percent since 2010.
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