Latest Internet privacy

'Drainer Bot' may be draining your phone battery: Here's how to stop it
Is a weird ‘bot’ draining your phone’s battery? Here’s how to find out Mobile & Electronics February 26, 2019
If you've noticed that your smartphone's battery seems like it's draining faster than normal, it may not be your imagination.…
Should you register your new products?
Should you register your new products? Shopping & Retail November 28, 2018
If you've taken advantage of the sales offered over Black Friday weekend, participated in Cyber Monday or bought really just…
3 things to know about Google’s new privacy and security features
3 things to know about Google’s new privacy and security features Protect Your Rights & Identity June 22, 2018
After public outcry in response to high-profile data breaches and the Facebook data scandal, tech companies are finally starting to…
Here’s how to control what Facebook shares about you
Here’s how to control what Facebook shares about you Mobile & Electronics May 30, 2018
If you've spent much time on the internet lately, you've probably been presented with pop-ups or pages on your favorite…
Here’s How to Control What Google Shares About You
Here’s How to Control What Google Shares About You Mobile & Electronics May 24, 2018
Since the General Data Protection Regulations went into effect in early 2018, internet privacy rights pertaining to the consumer have…
How to Choose a Good Password
How to Choose a Good Password Protect Your Identity May 4, 2018
Password protection should be a priority for us all. The prevalence of data breaches should prompt all of us to…
How to gain some control over the ads Facebook is showing you
How to gain some control over the ads Facebook is showing you Mobile & Electronics April 16, 2018
In the wake of the Facebook data scandal, the focus has been on privacy and the extraordinary access to users'…
Child advocates: YouTube ads spying on kids
Child advocates: YouTube ads spying on kids Mobile & Electronics April 9, 2018
While many of us have perhaps clicked on a digital ad when browsing the web, less is known about how…
Facebook is making these app control changes starting Monday
Facebook is making these app control changes starting Monday Mobile & Electronics April 9, 2018
Under heightened scrutiny over user privacy, Facebook has been taking steps to make it easier for people to manage how they…
MoviePass apologizes to customers, says it doesn’t track users when the app is not active
MoviePass apologizes to customers, says it doesn’t track users when the app is not active March 19, 2018
Stung by negative reports about the extent of its data tracking, the chief executive of MoviePass has apologized and clarified…
Report: Your favorite smart TV may have some big security flaws
Report: Your favorite smart TV may have some big security flaws Mobile & Electronics February 16, 2018
That smart TV you have in your living room may not have been such a smart purchase after all when…
This new Facebook security tool can protect you from scams
This new Facebook security tool can protect you from scams Protect Your Rights & Identity December 21, 2017
Facebook has launched a new feature that could help prevent users from falling for phishing scams. Hackers often send emails…
Report: Beware these toys that pose safety hazards to kids
Report: Beware these toys that pose safety hazards to kids Shopping & Retail November 22, 2017
Parents shopping at stores and sifting through the aisles for toys this holiday season may have their children's lives in…
These children’s smartwatches are raising some serious privacy concerns
These children’s smartwatches are raising some serious privacy concerns Shopping & Retail October 20, 2017
Some popular children's gadgets, including smartwatches available internationally, have been found to have security flaws so serious that individuals could…
The hidden cost of Verizon’s new rewards program
The hidden cost of Verizon’s new rewards program Mobile & Electronics August 25, 2017
With the announcement of Verizon Up, a new wireless rewards program that provides users with customer incentives, first-dibs opportunities on…
How anyone can see your hidden Facebook photos
How anyone can see your hidden Facebook photos Mobile & Electronics August 25, 2017
If you have a Facebook account, there's a good chance that you've hidden a photo or two from your timeline that…
Voting machines
Report: Largest ever U.S. voter data leak impacts nearly 200 million Americans June 21, 2017
Ready for the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of unsecured data related to our election process in the United…
How to see everything Google knows about you
How to see everything Google knows about you Mobile & Electronics May 24, 2017
Google knows a lot more about you than you probably realize ' and it's collecting more data every single day.…
Google is recording your voice: How to listen to (and delete) the files
Google is recording your voice: How to listen to (and delete) the files Mobile & Electronics May 19, 2017
You probably already figured that Google keeps track of your web searches, but did you know that the Internet giant…
bed bath & beyond storefront
Beware of $75 Bed Bath & Beyond coupon scam on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs May 1, 2017
After a Facebook scam involving Lowe's Home Improvement made the rounds recently, we're hearing about a similar scam targeting fans…
Apple iPhone with Uber app and car
Uber using ”˜fingerprinting’ to track iPhone users Mobile & Electronics April 25, 2017
It's no secret that Uber isn't exactly the greatest when it comes to protecting the privacy of customers. Back in…
Parents struggle to secure student data on school devices
Parents struggle to secure student data on school devices Education April 13, 2017
A disturbing new report from the digital rights group Electronic Frontier Found (EFF) suggests that parents have lost control in…
How to stop Amazon’s personalized ads from stalking you
How to stop Amazon’s personalized ads from stalking you Mobile & Electronics February 13, 2017
Every time you do a search for something on Amazon, do you see the exact same product in advertisements all…