Warning! Don’t do it… don’t pick up your phone… don’t login to your computer… don’t do it! Next thing you know, you’ll be with me, in the depths of inbox hell. With all the email accounts, calendar invites, text messages, Facebook messages, LinkedIn messages, and everything else—I just can’t up with it all!

Hacking is in the news nearly every day and people constantly reach out to ask me if their information is safe. Are they at risk? What can they do to be more protected? Should they get a VPN or use Tor?

The best thing to do is to start simply. Begin with your passwords. Do you have good passwords on your accounts?

Ever look for a friend or colleague on LinkedIn only to find that he as two separate profiles that are each his? He’s got one profile that’s current and an older one from when he had a different job. Ever wonder why he did that?

I’ll tell you why. He didn’t do it on purpose, he did it because he’s short-sighted, forgetful, and doesn’t understand data.

It seems as though my television addiction has spilled into my real life activities. I’ve been wondering if my reliance on technology has gone too far. Is this the first step on the path to becoming a Luddite?