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Beyond Facebook – How targeted advertising works across the web

At some point when using a web browser, you’ve probably had the following experience: You look something up in a search engine and click a few links to product pages, review sites, etc. You then navigate to another website, like Facebook or someone’s blog, seemingly unrelated to that previous search. There, you notice specific advertisements […]

Consider alternatives to Google

Google is a unique resource, albeit one with some significant drawbacks in terms of how extensively it catalogs your activities, from your search history to your geolocation. The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo offers similar results with no tracking, reducing the risk of sensitive data falling into the wrong hands.

Understanding app permissions and how they affect your data

You’ve probably seen it before, if only for a brief moment while installing an app or trying to use one of its video or photo features for the first time: a list of permissions the program wants from your device. Depending on the application, you may be asked to approve its access to your contacts, […]

Is it Safe to Sign into Websites with Your Social Media Account?

Is it OK to sign into a website with your Facebook or Google account?

How to stay safe when using Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs

Do you use Office 365 or Google Docs? Be careful when clicking through a collaboration link on either platform.

Are you safe from identity thieves?

Security bug: The internet bleeds passwords

A particularly serious security bug was discovered in the code that encrypts the name, password and other information we type in web sites. Major sites have announced they fixed the bug, but many smaller sites may still be affected. The security issue exists in hundreds of thousands to millions of locations worldwide, and provides access […]