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Privacy

Are Ads Costing You Money?

One more important reason to use a search engine other than Google. Retailers are increasingly charging “personalized” or “dynamic” prices based on your online footprint. They manipulate prices, trying to charge you the max they think you’re willing to pay. You could be sitting right next to someone, looking at the same online product, and […]

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Data Backup Privacy Security

New Version of Ransomware tries to delete files and render the system unusable.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/everyone-loses-this-new-ransomware-threatens-to-wipe-windows-pcs-if-its-victims-dont-pay-up/ LokiLocker, a relatively new form of ransomware, uses the standard extortion-through-encryption racket but also incorporates disk-wiper functionality. Double extortion became a hit last year, when ransomware gangs started stealing files before encrypting them to threaten victims with a sensitive data leak if they didn’t pay up.  BlackBerry Threat Intelligence is now warning that LokiLock, […]

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Privacy Proton Security

Proton Apps Pass Penetration Tests

Security experts declare all Proton apps secure after they pass their pen tests At Proton, transparency is one of our core principles. Simply put, people cannot make informed decisions without knowing how their data is secured, which is why we have made all our apps open source. This “security through transparency” approach means our apps […]

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Privacy

Tik Tok > Google

Do you use the TikTok app? Do you know what access that app has to your personally identifiable information? TikTok is a Chinese-owned company but it recently overtook Google as the most visited website in the world. Several U.S. federal agencies have banned personnel from downloading it to their phones because of the China connection. […]

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Privacy Security

As The Invasion of Ukraine continues, Russian Citizens Have Turned to VPN’s

As the invasion of Ukraine continues, Russian citizens have turned to virtual private networks — boosting demand for the software by 27x — to circumvent the government’s blocks on social media and news sites critical of the war. Robert LemosContributing WriterMarch 16, 2022 Russian citizens seeking to continue using social media sites and accessing international […]

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Privacy Security

Why using a private browser matters

Author: Startpage It’s not an exaggeration, your browser and search engine shape your experience of the internet. One-click and you’re making a choice on speed, features, privacy, and more. That’s right, you have a choice on what browser you use. Here’s a guide on what to consider when choosing a browser. Choose wisely! What is […]

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Messaging Privacy

Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram. Which messaging app to use?

Digital communication privacy has been a constant battle between convenience and security. The default message apps on our phones work so well, why change them? Default messaging apps are usually not encrypted. All messages can be read if they’re intercepted. Signal, Telegram, and WhatsApp all offer encryption to varying degrees to keep messages private. On […]

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Privacy

Advertisers are sucking up student data, even after legal action, researchers say

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Privacy

Life 360 Sells User Location Data

Popular Family Safety App Caught Selling Users Precise Location Data Life360 is a popular safety app. It is used by parents to monitor their children’s whereabouts. Roughly 33 million people worldwide use the Life360 Safety app. Life360 may be the largest source of precise location data for the shadowy industry known as the ‘location data […]