Internet privacy

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As we rush toward convenience, say so long to privacy

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We’re all guilty of the same thing. In our rush to download and install apps, we carelessly breeze through all...
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3 things activists can do to strengthen their privacy and security

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Plummeting press freedoms, stifled internet access, attempts to subvert encryption, and plenty of other indicators point to a budding...
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You should be compartmentalizing your browsers. Here’s how it works.

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We’re acutely aware that our data is valuable—our online movements are followed assiduously by companies and governments who wish to target us for their...
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What is a CA certificate, and how does it work?

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Recently, the government of Kazakhstan temporarily forced citizens to install a Certificate Authority (CA) that allowed the state to decrypt all content and communications...
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Anonymized demographic data can still be used to identify you

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If you’re one of the few people who read terms of service, you may find buried in various companies’ privacy policies a clause saying...
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Study confirms less than 20% always read terms of service

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If you frequently click ‘I agree’ with regards to companies’ terms of service (ToS) without actually reading them, you’re not alone. A new study...
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Siri and Alexa train their AI with your voice. Here’s how to delete that...

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If you’ve ever said “Hey” to Alexa, or an “OK” to Google, chances are your voice has been recorded and transcribed to improve their...
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How to stop the Kazakhstan government from intercepting your internet traffic

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Update: The Kazakh government has halted its CA plans for now. If you previously installed the certificate, make sure it has been thoroughly removed...
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9 things you can do with a home server

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Running your own server at home can be cheap and requires only basic knowledge of the command line. An old laptop can be converted...
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FaceApp’s popularity sparks privacy concerns, but when will we learn?

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Chances are you’ve recently come across photos of friends and family years into the future, thanks to viral photo app FaceApp. The app, which first...
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Report: Stalkerware apps not held accountable for infringing privacy rights

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Stalkerware—spyware applications installed on devices to surveil children, employees, and partners—has become the latest tool used by abusers to exert power and control over...
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The fight for online privacy is heating up in Maine

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About two years ago, the United States Senate voted in favor of Senate Joint Resolution 34, essentially enabling internet service providers (ISPs) to sell...

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