How to protect yourself from Google’s Sensorvault surveillance program

It’s a scary thought: You and your friends are marching for gun control, climate action or social justice when a crime happens a mile or two away. Now you and the thousands of people who attended are suspects. …

CREDO Tip: Yes, your phone could be listening to you. Here’s what you can do.

Yes, your phone could be listening to you. Here’s what you can do. Your phone could be listening to you – hearing what you say and then pushing ads according to what it thinks your interests are. This …

CREDO Tip: Do these 6 things immediately if you lose your phone

Losing your phone can really stress you out. In a 2017 survey by the Physiological Society, a London-based nonprofit, people ranked losing their phone as life’s 14th most-stressful event, just above moving to a new home.  But there …

CREDO Tip: How to participate in the Global Climate Strike

The climate crisis is worse than we ever thought, and we have a little over a decade to drastically transform our economy and reduce carbon emissions to ensure we leave the next generation with a habitable Earth. That’s …

6 National Parks to Visit This Fall

When is the best time to visit a national park? The answer: Fall. Once school is back in session and summer vacation is over, national parks become some of the best places to travel to. Not only have …

CREDO Tip: 6 ways to protect your privacy on public WiFi

Using public WiFi – at a cafe, the airport or a hotel lobby – is a free and easy way to get online (and save your mobile data) when you’re not at home or work. You can play …

Rein in data collection by your Android apps

Apps need access to certain information in order to work. For example, a navigation app needs access to your location. But a lot of apps want permission or access to unrelated data or information. Learn how to control these permissions and block apps from accessing information they don’t need.

How Green Roofs Help Beat the Heat

Green roofs – roofs with soil and plants placed on top of conventional roofs – are growing in popularity. And that’s a good thing.  Urban sprawl and growing population density contribute to climate change in a way that …

How to Waterproof Your Phone for the Summer

Before you head to the pool, beach, or river this summer let’s talk about some things you can do to help prevent accidental water damage to your phone.

How to plan an ocean or park clean-up in your community

Concerned about trash in your parks or beaches? Organize a community cleanup project! They’re a great way to reduce waste. Here are 8 easy tips for how to plan a successful beach or park cleanup day.