English Library: Technology

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Privacy and security when using FinTech apps

Library: English | Privacy and security when using FinTech apps: Share financial data with care

This fact sheet gives FinTech users the knowledge to make wise decisions when choosing and using FinTech apps, take effective steps to keep their financial account data safe, and understand their options if something goes wrong. (Our companion guide, What you need to know about how FinTech apps work, offers an overview of financial technology and what privacy and security considerations users should be aware of before choosing and using digital financial tools.)

Category: Internet Money Management Privacy Rights Technology on Feb 16, 2021

 
What you need to know about how FinTech apps work

Library: English | What you need to know about how FinTech apps work: Share financial data with care
Financial technology can offer attractive benefits for consumers who want to take their personal finances digital. But, like all internet-based tools and services, FinTech apps need to be chosen and used with care. This publication explains the types of FinTech tools available, how they work, and what that means for your data privacy and security. (Our companion guide, Privacy and security when using fintech apps, offers actionable tips for managing and protecting your data.) Category: Internet Money Management Privacy Rights Technology on Feb 16, 2021

 
Improving your financial health with FinTech - Video

Library: English | Improving your financial health with FinTech - Video: A beginner’s guide to personal finance apps
This video will introduce you to the types of FinTech tools available and how they can help you. It will also tell you what to consider when choosing an app and how to stay safe when using FinTech. Category: Banking Internet Technology on Oct 12, 2020

 
Telemedicine: What to know about virtual doctor visits

Library: English | Telemedicine: What to know about virtual doctor visits: Coping with COVID-19

The pandemic has driven non-urgent doctor visits online to help suppress the spread of COVID-19. As more people receive medical care remotely, via a smartphone, tablet or computer, it’s important to understand when and how virtual visits might be an option, whether they’re covered under private and government-sponsored health plans, and what privacy issues they raise.

Category: COVID-19 Pandemic Insurance Internet Medical/Healthcare Privacy Rights Technology on Sep 21, 2020

 
Financial health and FinTech COVID relief

Library: English | Financial health and FinTech COVID relief
The financial health and FinTech community has mobilized to offer online resources, coaching, financial support and other relief to consumers. Category: Banking Credit COVID-19 Pandemic Credit Cards Debt Collection Discrimination Housing Internet Medical/Healthcare Micro Business Mortgages Money Management Technology on Jun 01, 2020

 
‘Smart’ Homes

Library: English | ‘Smart’ Homes: Data privacy and security for your connected home

This guide will explain how smart homes work, what to be aware of when introducing smart devices into your home, what steps you can take to protect your data and your privacy, and where to learn more.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights Technology on Apr 26, 2020

 
Improving your financial health with FinTech

Library: English | Improving your financial health with FinTech: A beginner’s guide to personal finance apps

Financial technology (FinTech) is the use of modern technology, such as the internet and apps (downloadable mobile software), to develop powerful financial services tools for consumers and businesses. For those who are motivated to improve their finances and dedicated to working toward their goals, FinTech can make the process more convenient, efficient and even rewarding. This guide will introduce you to the types of FinTech tools available and how they can help you. It will also tell you what to consider when choosing an app and how to stay safe when using FinTech.

Category: Banking Internet Technology on Jun 28, 2018

 
Watch out! Online video and your privacy

Library: English | Watch out! Online video and your privacy

While consumers now have many more options for how, where and when they watch video, they also face new risks to their personal privacy. This publication makes viewers aware of the privacy issues raised by video streaming and video sharing technology as well as what they can do to protect themselves.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights Technology on Mar 11, 2016

 
Put a Lock on It - PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Put a Lock on It - PowerPoint Slides: Protecting your online privacy

The Put a Lock on It PowerPoint presentation, available for download in the “Download File” section, is designed to be used with the 31-page companion Put a Lock on It lesson plan.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights Technology on Oct 19, 2015

 
Put a Lock on It - Seminar lesson plan and activities

Library: English | Put a Lock on It - Seminar lesson plan and activities: Protecting your online privacy

The 31-page Put a Lock on It lesson plan, available only as a PDF download, guides community educators through a 2.5-hour workshop that includes three activities designed to give participants an opportunity to practice what they’ve learned. The lesson is designed to be used with the companion Put a Lock on It PowerPoint presentation.

Category: Internet Privacy Rights Technology on Oct 19, 2015

 
 

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