Home

The Wild, Wild Web: Wrestling Online Privacy

1 Comment

The Frugaldad comes though again with an eye popping chart on just how vulnerable we have become on the web.

Last week we debuted an infographic on the SOPA blackout, showing how the internet has become a powerful tool for activism. But the spread of social media also has its risks. Those same sites that we use to connect to family, friends and our community can also compromise sensitive information. According to Carnegie Mellon researchers, information listed on social media may be enough to guess a social security number, the key to identity theft. And with mobile banking apps, more and more people are logging sensitive information from their smart phones. Add confusing Terms of Service agreements into the mix (they take an average of 10 minutes each to read!), and it’s easy to see why online privacy can feel mystifying.

The following infographic helps explain some of the biggest issues in web safety and gives tips on how to keep yourself protected, from passwords to privacy policies. With a few steps, you can be confident that you control what you share online. Click here to view graphic! More

The Problem With Patents (Infographic)

1 Comment

Source: http://frugaldad.com

There’s no question that software and technology represent some of the fastest growing industries today. The internet has fundamentally changed the way we interact, do business, and spend money—without it, Frugaldad wouldn’t exist. That said, I always try and keep abreast of what’s happening in these sectors, and to be aware of how the online and tech industry makes its money.

I recently listened to an episode of This American Life called “When Patents Attack!”. Something that surprised me while listening was that while I think of patents as being mostly for gadgets and the kinds of products you see on infomercials, patents have become a huge factor in the software and online industries, to the tune of billions of dollars.

This infographic discusses some of the facts behind the patent industry and how it’s changed as software, technology, and the internet have developed at an incredible pace. I find the information to say a lot about the state of development and innovation; both how important it can be to everyday life, and the problems it can face on a larger scale. More

Tobacco Smokes the World

8 Comments

Source: http://frugaldad.com

Besides being unhealthy, cigarettes can cost a pack-a-day smoker over $2500 a year, and we could all use that money to pay down debt, take a vacation, or just have some insurance money left in the bank.

It’s also shocking to realize that Big Tobacco – the same industry we thought we got rid of years ago – is quietly raking in some serious profits. A lot of these profits are coming from overseas markets, but Big Tobacco is still advertising here at home. After 40 years of decline, the smoking rate in the US has flat-lined for the last five years.

I’ve heard plenty of feedback this week on my recent spate of infographics, so take what you will from this one. I personally am floored by the lot of the statistics and I think that, like the other infographics I’ve posted, this one should help expose just how large the Tobacco industry is and how much it affects you and your family.

Here’s a new graphic from FRUGALDAD highlighting ust how the world of tobacco affects the world.  VIEW GRAPHIC HERE More

Conglomer-ATE: The Consolidation of American Food (Infographic)

5 Comments

Source: Frugal dad

A big thanks to the FRUGALDAD site for sending us this infographic to share with you.  This really sheds light on the actual “food pyramid”.  Hey guys!  How about that 35 POUNDS of antibiotics you will consume over your lifetime via storebought meats?  YUUUUUMMMM!  Does this make any one wonder what is actually sitting on your Thanksgiving table?  Take a look a this graphic and then ask yourself…..is the Federal government really worried about food safety?  Are they really trying to prevent centralization and monopoly’s in agriculture?  More

%d bloggers like this: