Here are 5 things you should know.
1. International students are no longer exempt for accumulating Days of Unlawful Presence and failure to follow the new guidelines can result in a permanent ban from entering the United States.
A great summary can be found here: https://www.kwvisalaw.com/2018/05/21/darkening-skies-for-students-unlawful-presence-looms/
2. If you haven’t changed the default password on your home security cameras the feed may be streaming live on the internet so you may be being watched by strangers around the world.
For more info take a look at this CBC Marketplace article or this Motherboard article about the untold number of people streaming live online without their knowledge.
Tips on how to secure your smart home devices.
3. The GPS maps on your phone works when flying on an airplane.
Just connect to the plane Wi-Fi, sit by the window and place the phone just right to get the GPS signal. You should be able to see your location as it zooms very fast on the maps, try to match the map to what you see over the window.
4. Even though Canada will be legalizing marijuana, it will still be illegal to cross the border into Canada with marijuana.
And this, regardless of if your state has weed legalized.
5. Linking PayPal to a bank account or debit card limits you to only PayPal protection should something go wrong. Link your credit card instead.
If something goes wrong, you have your credit card authorization protections if PayPal’s Buyers Protection (which is limited) isn’t enough.
Also, never use Friends and Family if the money isn’t actually going to people you know well and have earned your trust. You can not dispute these transactions at all no matter what. If the person requests you use Friends and Family to avoid the fees, tell them tough noogies.