Archive for the ‘Security / Security Advice’ Category

How to Turn Off Amazon Sidewalk

June 8th, 2021

The company is enlisting your Echo and Ring devices into an internet-sharing mesh network starting Monday. It’s not too late to opt out.

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How to Protect Your Files From Ransomware

June 6th, 2021

It’s a growing threat for individual users and businesses alike—but there are ways to protect yourself.

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The Safest Way to Store and Share Your Nudes

June 5th, 2021

Listen, if you’re going to take them, follow these precautions so they don’t go anywhere you don’t intend them to.

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How to Avoid App Store Scams

May 23rd, 2021

Apple’s and Google’s approval guidelines are notoriously lax—and they won’t keep out apps that are after your money and data. Here’s how to sniff them out.

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How to Avoid Those Infuriating Cookie Pop-Ups

May 22nd, 2021

Cookie consent notices are everywhere, and opting out of tracking is a pain. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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I’m Not a Robot! So Why Won’t Captchas Believe Me?

May 19th, 2021

If clicking crosswalks makes your blood boil, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are some tips that make solving those challenges way less frustrating.

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How to Tell Which Emails Quietly Track You

March 7th, 2021

Your emails know more about you than you might think, like when you open them or when you forward them to others. But you can reclaim your privacy.

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How to Avoid Phishing Emails and Scams

February 16th, 2021

It’s is a bigger threat than ever. Here are some ways you can defend yourself.

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Ditch Your Data-Hungry Apps for These Privacy-Focused Swaps

December 13th, 2020

From messaging to maps, many popular apps slurp up your data to sell you ads. There’s a better way.

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7 Simple Ways to Make Your Android Phone More Secure

December 1st, 2020

Here’s how to lock down your data and stop others from snooping on your personal information.

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