Be wary of app permissions that don’t seem appropriate. If an app wants access to the information in your email accounts, for example, it may be trying to steal personal data. It can be tricky to know for sure if an app permission request is legitimate or not, so err on the side of caution […]
We’re used to seeing a quick message asking us for personalized or custom data preferences when we visit a website. Yet as annoying as they may be – bringing you into a habit of clicking ‘accept all’ – it’s worth rejecting these prompts. Granting cookie collection may improve your user experience and allow you to […]
Most mobile devices will be initially set up with some forms of voice recognition active. Take the time to go through your settings and deactivate any voice-related assistive services to ensure your phone or tablet is not listening to your conversations unbeknownst to you and whomever you’re talking with.
When you set up a new phone or download an app, it’s easy to get in the habit of approving every prompt that flashes across the screen. These prompts are often asking you for permission to access personal information, such as your location. It’s a good idea to go back into your settings and purge […]
TikTok took the world by storm in recent years and, in turn, has become one of the most widely used social media platforms on the planet. Of course, this also represents an equally growing risk to privacy and security . To mitigate this concern, make sure your account is set to private. This allows only […]
Instagram is a great form of communication for millions of people, but that also makes it a target for bad actors. Some scammers send phishing attacks through the app’s messaging feature to unsuspecting users. To avoid these threats, you can choose not to receive messages from people you don’t follow whatsoever. Here’s how it’s done: […]
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