How to Turn Off Alexa’s Creepy ‘Whisper Mode’

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I love my smart speaker—as much as one can ever love a piece of privacy-stealing technology that only exists to gather information about you, I suppose—but that doesn’t mean I don’t find many things about it creepy, in a dystopian sort of way. And one of the things I find creepiest about Alexa is the fact that if you…

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Protect Yourself Before Your Federal Student Loan Servicer Changes

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Earlier this month, the Department of Education released new details about its upcoming student loan servicer overhaul. The department first announced these sweeping changes in a June press release—including its contracts with five new student loan servicers.

The department—which has struggled with servicer…

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