Friends and threats are usually easy to distinguish. The problem with social media is that anyone might be one or the other, all while knowing where you are, what you’re doing and how your life online has been playing out. We shouldn’t ignore this. On top of our problems with bots and scam artists, Tech […]
Apple’s 14.5 operating system update in 2021 gave you a major new security feature: App-Tracking Transparency. This essentially lets you block the system advertising identifier (IDFA) that feeds your personal user data back to advertisers on the app. Apple has made sure you can opt into this feature while protecting other identifiers like your email […]
As the most popular app in the world for young children and adolescents, TikTok relies on quick, constant video streams designed to maximize attention. It not only plays havoc with a child’s viewing time, but also their exposure to inappropriate content. Family controls raise your awareness and allow you to set limitations. Go to Profile […]
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 […]
On TikTok, others will be able to discover your account if the setting “suggest your account to others” is turned on. If you are under 16, it will be turned off automatically. But if you are over 16, it is turned on automatically. If you don’t want anyone discovering your account, you can turn the […]
TikTok, like most other account-based services, gathers relevant data about your activity for research purposes. It’s always a good idea to see what kinds of information your service providers are collecting. You can get an overview of your data compilation by downloading a full report. Just go to your privacy settings and select “download your […]
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