PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — This week, the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday feature focuses on building a digital defense with some spring cleaning! 

Take advantage of the next rainy spring Saturday and do some deep cleaning of your digital devices. In the end, you will be safer from bad actors trying to steal your money and your identity – and your device may actually run more efficiently! 

Delete apps from your phone 

Remember that game that your child just had to download on your device? But hasn’t been touched in two years? Or that yoga app you are sure you will use next week (but next week has come and gone dozens of times already?) Get rid of them! Both Android and iPhones give you the option to see how long it has been since you’ve used an app. Make sure you physically go in and uninstall the app – don’t just delete it from your home screen.  


  1. Open the Play Store. 
  2. Tap the hamburger menu in the…

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