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Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

Want to share the news about your vaccination? How about a photo of a nifty adhesive bandage on the injection site? (You can show off your tattoos and deltoids at the same time.) Or, post a photo of your white or orange vaccine sticker. The stickers are really cool.

As for your social media networks, be sure that you’re not oversharing information that can serve as a key to your PIN number or answer a security question. And, while you’re checking, check your privacy settings too. If you want to limit access to a small group of family and friends, make sure the settings are configured to avoid sharing information with strangers.

Visit How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure for more tips about protecting your information against identity thieves.

by Seena Gressin, Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC

TDS named ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality’

TDS (BendBroadband’s parent company) one of 14 Wisconsin-based firms to receive perfect score TDS Telecommunications received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for being a 2021 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” TDS joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks… Continue Reading

Reminders about Data Privacy

With today’s technology, keeping your private information safe can be quite a challenge. No matter what you do online, whether it’s using social media sites, banking, shopping, gaming, or streaming, your personal information may be used in ways that you are not aware of. Today is the perfect day to review your privacy settings and… Continue Reading

Black History Month: History Channel recommendations

February is Black History Month, honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history, including the civil rights movement and their artistic, cultural and political achievements. The History Channel has an array of videos on their website and will include special programming throughout the month, including Voices of Civil Rights and Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America.… Continue Reading

COVID-19 relief scam to watch out for

Scammers are at it again, pretending to be from a government agency to rip people off. Here’s what you need to know about the latest coronavirus relief fund scam. You get an email that looks to be from Joe Simons of the Federal Trade Commission. It says you’re getting coronavirus relief money. The email includes… Continue Reading

Movie ideas for Valentine’s Day

Instead of a night out, this is the year to spend Valentine’s Day watching a romantic movie at home. So, grab you’re remote, a sultry scented candle, and fire up a film for a cozy night at home. From the classics to today, here are some suggestions from a wide variety of sources: It Happened… Continue Reading

Deschutes County: Sign up for email notifications about vaccine availability

Deschutes County is offering area residents the opportunity to sign up for an email notification about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. An email will be sent as soon as the vaccine is eligible for the individual who signed up. In addition, general vaccine updates will also be shared as well. Visit to sign up and learn… Continue Reading

BendBroadband partners with CO Daily to “Redirect the Check”

BendBroadband, a TDS company, has partnered with Central Oregon Daily News to launch a campaign supporting local, charitable organizations in need. A GoFundMe page called, “Redirect the Check,” has been setup to receive donations. Many people have begun to receive their government stimulus checks. If you feel that your Central Oregon neighbors could use this… Continue Reading

CES show being held virtually

The global stage for innovation is kicking off the week of Jan. 11. The Consumer Electronics Show, now known as CES, has the latest high-tech product launches and demonstrations and for the first time ever, the show is going all virtual. This move online is in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic and marks the safest way… Continue Reading