Tag Archive: Privacy

Here are four Instagram privacy settings every user should know about

You can take steps to protect your privacy on Instagram without taking your account private.

Instagram has become one of the most popular social media platforms that continues to expand and evolve since it first launched as a relatively simplistic photo sharing app nearly a decade ago.

In 2019, it’s not uncommon for one person to juggle multiple Insta accounts; one for personal posts and second or third for your work, your pets, your favorite hobby, or  [Read More…]

Restore your online privacy with this deep IPVanish VPN Cyber Monday deal

As we move into Cyber Monday, it’s smart to look past all the awesome tech device deals and consider investing in a VPN service that will protect your privacy and anonymity while online for the year to come. A VPN has never been more important than it is today, and right now you can save big on a subscription to IPVanish. Instead of the usual $ 144 price for a full year of protection, you can save 73% for a  [Read More…]

Facebook launches Privacy and Safety Hub for Messenger

There aren’t any new features, though.

What you need to know Facebook this week launched the Privacy and Safety Hub for Messenger. The new section on the Messenger website features a list of privacy and security-focused features available to you on the platform. The company reiterated its intention to eventually bake end-to-end encryption into the app by default.

Facebook has made privacy a big talking point in its corporate messaging in the past few years — though  [Read More…]

Save up to 75% on ShieldApps cyber privacy software for your PC

Did you know that your digital information and web activity is constantly monitored, tracked, and logged? What are you doing about it?

Once gathered, your information is processed, sold, and used to monetize your internet activity by third parties. Put an end to all of that junk.

The ShieldApps Cyber Privacy Suite is privacy enhancement software that monitors hundreds of micro-parameters on your computer. Further, it exposes data that can endanger your identity.

ShieldApps Features Block fingerprinting, tracking & data  [Read More…]

Android 10 puts privacy controls into users hands like never before

When it comes to privacy, more is always better.

There are a lot of changes to enhance our privacy while we’re on our phones in Android 10.

These aren’t the big user-facing features that manage to get all the press and win hearts and minds or anything like that, but the might be the most important changes to Android in recent memory. We store our lives on our phones, and anything that keeps prying eyes off of  [Read More…]

Google stops sharing info with wireless carriers over data privacy concerns

It put an end to the Mobile Network Insights program back in April.

What you need to know The Mobile Network Insights service delivered anonymous data to wireless carriers to show weak spots in their network coverage. The data helped carriers find areas that needed to be improved to make their networks more reliable. Google shut down the service back in April due to privacy concerns.

In April of this year, Google shut down a valuable resource  [Read More…]

Take control of your privacy with Alexa and the Amazon Echo

It seems that every day we learn about a new privacy scandal or data security lapse, and Amazon has certainly not been immune to such mishaps. One way that the company is trying to address these types of issues and allay public concern is through its Privacy Hub. Following is a brief description of what the Privacy Hub is, and how to use it.

How does Amazon address user privacy?

Amazon’s Privacy Hub website focuses on five areas  [Read More…]

Google paying millions to FTC for YouTube violations of kids privacy laws

Google is soon expected to introduce some changes to the way it handles children’s videos on YouTube.

What you need to know The Federal Trade Commission has approved a multi-million dollar settlement with Google over YouTube’s violation of federal data privacy laws Specifics of the settlement, including the exact amount, are currently unclear. Google is found to have breached the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

The Federal Trade Commission is said to have finalized a settlement with  [Read More…]

How to adjust privacy settings on Oculus Quest

The Oculus Quest has arrived, delivering the next step in untethered play. However, if you don’t want everyone on the platform to be able to access when you’re playing, or who you are, you’ll want to adjust your privacy settings. This doesn’t take long, and it’s doable from right inside the Oculus app.

How to adjust privacy settings on Oculus Quest Open the Oculus app on your phone. Open the Settings menu. It’s located at the bottom right  [Read More…]

What’s new in Android Q beta 3: Dark mode, new gestures, better privacy

Dark theme is finally here, the back button is going away, and we have our first look at Focus mode.

The Android Q Beta 3 is going live today, and the build will be making its way to 21 phones from 13 OEMs. We already got a look at some of the new features in Android Q, and with Beta 3 Google is introducing a few new features. Here’s what you need to know about the latest  [Read More…]