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A quick guide to app tracking

How often after downloading an app have you been asked to share your data? How many times have you said yes – even if you didn’t really know what it meant? In either case, you’re not alone.  When you use an app, search the web or send a message, you leave behind a trail of […]

Be cautious with workplace chat services

With the large increase in the hybrid workplace, many chat Apps like Slack have become are hugely popular in today’s workplaces. However, they can log your conversations and may allow supervisors to view information without your knowledge. It’s best to use discretion or resort to other communications channels for non-work-related private matters.

How to disable in-app purchases

The advent of the modern smartphone came with a slew of marketing with the slogan “there’s an app for that.” And it’s all but true: there’s an app for nearly any and everything. A lot of these apps come for the low, low price of free, but of course, there’s a catch. Free apps can […]

Review the apps that connect via your social accounts

When you sign into a site using your Facebook, Google or Twitter account, then you may have already shared some of your data with a third party. A good idea is to periodically look at which services are joined via your social networks. Recent data leak incidents illustrate the risks of allowing untrusted apps to access […]

Back up your smartphone’s data to the cloud

Be sure to set up cloud backup for important data on your phone, such as: Contacts. Pictures. Videos. Apps. Email data. This ensures you can recover your data and information should something happen to your smartphone and makes it easy to access important assets from other devices in the meantime. Make sure your cloud storage […]

Don’t install something you didn’t want

Ads and pop-ups regularly ask that you install a new program or update. They might make their case by asserting a everyday application is outdated. Phishing emails sometimes take similar approaches to get you to download an attachment. Don’t fall for them; avoid installing anything unless you intended to do so beforehand.