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Constrain Facebook’s tracking of your online activities

Facebook can be a useful platform for keeping in touch with friends and family. However, it collects enormous data on its users, even when they leave the site. Think about installing a browser extension or add-on like Facebook Container in Firefox to hide your web browsing details from Facebook and prevent targeted ads and recommendations.

Be picky with Chrome extensions

From ad blockers to video screenshotters, Chrome extensions make browsing the web even more convenient than it already is. However, beware Chrome extensions that aren’t very well known. Some of them track your browsing history and can poach your data using spyware. Be sure to check recent reviews before installing.

Keep your eye out for Google Chrome extension malware

Extensions are great for enhancing web browsers, but they can also create security risks. For example, Google Chrome is probably just another trusted application to your operating system and antivirus software, meaning it – and its extensions – can run code without a hitch. Extensions may be malicious, though. Try looking for unusual names, obscure […]

Watch out for Google Chrome extension malware

Extensions can augment web browsers but they can also create security risks. For instance, Google Chrome is probably just another trusted application to your operating system and antivirus software, meaning it – and its extensions – can run code without a problem. Some extensions are malicious, though. Keep your eye out for unusual names, odd […]

Use the HTTPS Everywhere plugin on Google Chrome

The “S” in HTTPS in a URL is an indication that you can trust that website with your personal information. To avoid using sites without the “S,” you can install a plugin on Google Chrome, which automatically switches sites from HTTP to HTTPS. To add the plugin: Go to Home in the Chrome web store. […]

Browse securely with the HTTPS Everywhere plug-in

The HTTPS Everywhere plug-in claims to enhance security by encrypting user communications with a wide variety of websites. It’s available for most major online and mobile browsers, like Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Opera.