Can you believe we are already half way through March? That means we are also half way through Fraud Prevention Month, and we have been out at some great events, with more to come!
Fraud Prevention Month: Tips for Data Security
Avoid hanging on to old devices:
Keeping unwanted electronic gadgets in your home or office increases the risk of loss or theft, both of which could lead to serious problems. All of the sensitive information you have on your computer – banking information, social insurance numbers and passwords - is easily recovered by tech savvy scammers once devices are in their possession - your passwords are no match for them. When you get a new device, make sure you drop your old device off to a responsible e-waste processor to eliminate the possibility of your info getting into the wrong hands.
January 29 2016
Non-Profit Player in Manitoba E-Cycling Offers Free Community Cleanup Support
The Electronic Recycling Association offers Winnipeg and area community associations free e-waste collection and removal for community cleanup initiatives
Winnipeg, MB — The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has been active in Winnipeg and area since early 2015. They have recently expanded their community cleanup services and are now offering Manitoba community cleanup assistance. Community Associations hosting annual cleanups can book ERA to attend their cleanups and collect residents’ e-waste for secure and environmentally responsible processing. Unwanted items such as phones, laptops, computers, printers, tablets, mp3 players, gaming devices and computer parts are all accepted by ERA.
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Canadians love technology. This Christmas there will be myriad tech gadgets under trees across the country: smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches, and more.
We will love our new things. And we will use them every day. But what will happen to the old, unwanted tech that these new gifts replace?
The product cycle of technology items is often short, and many of us like to upgrade often, even when it's not necessary. This leaves a lot of old technology out there. And some of it gets thrown out, which is bad for us all: electronic waste is the fastest-growing segment in an already unsustainable waste stream, contributing 70% of overall toxic waste in landfills. Don't throw out your old tech.