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Posts Tagged ‘privacy’



We wrap up our special series on Instagram with some tips on privacy and other helpful tricks for using this free, fun photo sharing app. Continue reading

Worried that your Flickr photos might be misused? Follow these simple steps and breathe easy Continue reading

Yahoo is saying goodbye to its “Do Not Track” policy, but says it’s happening for the good of users. Continue reading

Browse the Internet in complete privacy. We’ll show you how it’s done. Continue reading

In The News 01-24-2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

In The News 01-24-2014 – Target registers were infected with malware, a completely private smartphone and Google spends billions on a home automation company. Continue reading

How to Compute In Privacy: Part 1

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Want to compute in privacy? Check out part 1 of our 2 part series and learn what you need to do to protect your privacy. Continue reading

Are Google, Facebook and Twitter spying on your private messages? A test by an Internet Security company indicates they might be. Continue reading

Google Glass isn’t available to the general public yet, but Google is already banning certain kinds of apps. Continue reading

In The News 4-19-2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

In The News for 4 -19-2013 – Google gives more info on Google Glasses, the computer you wear on your face and the IRS says your private electronic communications aren’t private at all. Continue reading

Your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram account could be the perfect tool for thieves looking to steal your identity. Here’s how they do it… Continue reading

Tech giant Google has settled a lawsuit accusing the company of violating privacy rights during its Street View Mapping Project. The cars used in the project were outfitted with equipment and software that collected information from unsecured wireless networks. Continue reading

Privacy Fix – Manage Your Online Privacy

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Manage your privacy online and block social networking sites from sharing your information without your knowledge. Continue reading

Privacy Warning For Medical Websites

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Think twice about the information you share on medical websites. It could make you a target for advertisers or even criminals. Continue reading

Tagging is a way of identifying friends in photographs on Facebook or calling their attention to a particular post. What if someone has tagged you in a photo or status and you don’t like it? This is definitely a 21st century problem. Fortunately, it’s easily solved. Continue reading

Your friends are talking about you on Facebook. Or at least they are tagging you in posts, photos and comments. You probably get notifications when this happens, but you might not catch all of them. There’s a quick way to see where your name is coming on the site. Here’s how it’s done. Continue reading

The Federal Trade Commission is calling on mobile platform providers and mobile app developers to establish a national “Do Not Track” registry similar to the “Do Not Call” registry to prevent apps from tracking the locations of unsuspecting users. Continue reading

I’ve heard hackers are using home security cameras to spy on people. Should I be worried? Answer: A flaw in some TRENDnet security cameras was publicized last year along with links that allowed anyone who felt like it to click on them and look into the homes and businesses of thousands of security camera users. Continue reading

You would expect an app like Google Maps to pinpoint your location, but why do the Angry Birds need to know where you are? Many popular Android apps also track your location, check your device ID and even access the contacts on your phone. Continue reading

One Time Secret

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Share private information securely with One Time Secret which allows you to send a one time use e-mail that will self destruct after the recipient receives it. Continue reading

This tip explains how to prevent Firefox from displaying a list of your previously typed web addresses when you use the address bar. Continue reading

In The News 06-29-2012

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Typically the In The News article brings you the latest tech news from the week, and this week really isn’t an exception, but there was a small shake-up on Facebook that should affect all Facebook users and should be passed along. The good part is that you can actually do something about it this time. Continue reading

Do Not Track Plus

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Do Not Track Plus is a free browser extension which prevents ads, sites, and social networks from tracking Internet users. Continue reading

Spokeo: Privacy and Frustration

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

I recently discovered Spokeo, an online reference that contains more personal information than most people would probably like to see gathered in one place. Spokeo describes themselves as, “Not your grandma’s phone book”. I’ll say. The information available for free includes address, phone number, street view of your home (if available), estimated income (we found this estimation to be way off), estimated value of your home (again, not very… Continue reading

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