Archives - Privacy Settings


Change your DNS server

This is a bit technical, but changing the DNS settings on your PC or Mac can lead to a speed increase and potentially protect your privacy, too. Switching from your internet service provider’s default DNS to another like CloudFare or OpenDNS might mean your activity isn’t retained in a log, all while you see a […]

Secure your web browser

When you first install a web browser on a new computer, it will not usually have secure settings by default, you will need to adjust your browser’s security settings manually. Securing your browser is another critical step in improving your computer’s security by reducing attacks that take advantage of unsecured web browsers.

Don’t assume an app is safe just because it came from an official app store

Downloading apps from official sources such as the Apple App Store and Google Play is far safer than sideloading apps or buying them from third-party stores. Still, even official apps can have their security compromised or be problematic for privacy. The best way to mitigate your risk is to check the permissions the apps ask […]

Evaluate your social site settings

Take advantage of a site’s privacy settings. The default settings for some sites may allow anyone to see your profile, but you can customize your settings to restrict access to only certain people. There is still a risk that private information could be exposed despite these restrictions, so don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want […]

Disconnect untrusted devices from your Facebook account

Facebook security can be tricky, especially since the company’s apps are quite complicated and difficult to navigate. Chances are, you have accessed Facebook from multiple devices and applications, making it important to periodically review them. Check out the Security tab in the Settings page for Facebook to see where you’re logged in and which browsers […]

Set up login alerts for your Facebook account

Is someone else trying to log in to your Facebook account? If you’re worried about this possibility, be sure to configure login alerts. You can do this on the Facebook main site or app under the Security and Login menu. Turning on alerts will ensure you receive an email or Facebook notification on a recognized […]