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What Is Browser Fingerprinting, and How Can You Block It?

Browser fingerprinting is a method with which the websites you visit can identify you. It’s mostly used to target ads at people, although it can…

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The 7 Best Audacity Alternatives

Ocenaudio, Apple, Audacity Audacity is the go-to audio editor for a lot of people, and for good reason—it’s simple, free, and still reasonably powerful. But…

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Resetting Your IoT Device Before Reselling It Isn’t Enough, Researchers Find

As IoT devices like Amazon Echo become more and more popular, it isn’t unusual for users to re-sell them. Indeed, it’s increasingly common to come…

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Maine bans facial recognition technology from schools and most police work

Maine has passed the strongest statewide law regulating government use of facial recognition to date. The state’s House and Senate voted unanimously in favor of…

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No One Likes Robocalls and June 30th Might Spell the End of Them

Cameron Summerson Robocalls are a multi-year problem that could finally die later this month. Hopefully slowing the barrage of fake healthcare, car warranty, Amazon account,…

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How to Reset Your Advertising ID on iPhone

Advertising IDs are used by companies to send you targeted ads based on your activity. Each iPhone has its own unique advertising ID—at least, they…

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What Is the Privacy Dashboard on Android?

Privacy is a growing concern for smartphone users. Apple has been leading the charge when it comes to better privacy features, but Google is improving…

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How to Turn off Facial Recognition on Facebook

Facebook creates a digital fingerprint of your face to automatically recognize and tag you in pictures and videos. But if you’re uncomfortable with having your…

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How to Make Your Venmo Friends List Private

Anyone on Venmo can see your friends list by default. However, you can make your friends list private through the Venmo app. You can also…

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Android Users Will Get to Opt Out of Ad Tracking in an Update Later This Year

Google Following on the heels of Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature, Google will soon let Android users opt out of ad tracking. Doing so…

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What Is Amazon Sidewalk, and Should You Disable It?

On June 8, 2021, most Amazon smart home devices—as well as certain other connected gadgets—will become part of a nationwide network called Sidewalk. Here’s what…

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How to Clear Your Browsing History in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a great alternative to Google Chrome on Windows and Mac. If you’d like to preserve your privacy after browsing, here’s how to…

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You Have a Week to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk, Do It Now

Users of Amazon Ring and Echo have only about a week to opt-out of the tech giant’s sketchy new IoT service, Sidewalk. The feature goes…

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7 Important Facebook Privacy Settings to Change Right Now

Facebook’s long list of privacy options can seem daunting, but there are only a few settings that you need to change to better protect yourself….

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How to Restrict Someone on Facebook

Don’t want to share all of your posts with every person you’ve friended on Facebook? Facebook lets you restrict people and prevent them from reading…

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How to Password Protect Your Google Search History

It’s no secret that Google tracks your activity in its products, but you have some control over your information. This data can be automatically wiped…

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How to Manually Approve Facebook Posts You’re Tagged in

Being tagged in a Facebook post isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. When this happens, there’s a good chance that the post will show…

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Signal Tries to Expose Facebook’s Garbage Ad Collecting Practices, Gets Banned

Signal We all know that Facebook collects user data for targeted advertising, but just how specific is that data? A new Instagram ad campaign by…

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How to Hide Sensitive Notifications on Android

Your phone or tablet’s lock screen prevents people from getting into your device, but there’s still information that can be gleaned from notifications on the…

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Signal’s response to FBI’s grand jury subpoena for user data is basically “You get nothing. You lose. Good day, sir”

Signal, the popular messaging service with end-to-end encryption, stores precious little user data — “Unix timestamps for when each account was created and the date…

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An Android Bug Let Some Apps Improperly Access COVID-19 Tracing Data

quietbits/Shutterstock.com A privacy flaw in the Android version of Apple and Google’s COVID-19 exposure notification app potentially allowed other preinstalled apps to see sensitive data,…

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How to Ask iPhone and iPad Apps to Not Track You Across the Web

A feature on your iPhone or iPad called “App Tracking Transparency” allows you to ask apps not to track you across the internet for advertising…

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