Tag Archive: Privacy


Get 15 months of ExpressVPN at 49% off and protect your privacy

A savings of over $ 90.

You can get 15 months of ExpressVPN’s service for $ 99.95. That makes it just $ 6.67 per month — a savings of 49%. This is billed as $ 99.95 up front, saving you $ 194.25 off the cost of paying for ExpressVPN’s monthly plan for that length of time.

VPN services are going mainstream, and for good reason. They are super handy and help keep your private information private. If  [Read More…]

New report states Google also violated App Store privacy rules

Google used the same tactics as Facebook to distribute data collection apps on iOS.

Apple blocked all of Facebook’s internal iOS apps after it was found that the social network was distributing a VPN app that collected an overt amount of customer data. Now it looks like Google has also been undertaking a similar practice.

An investigation by TechCrunch found that Google was using its Enterprise Certificate to let users install an app called Screenwise Meter, which  [Read More…]

Best VPN Deals for Data Privacy Day

To celebrate Data Privacy Day, we’ve rounded up the deals on VPN services currently available. A VPN helps cloak your internet activity so you can browse without being tracked across the web. They are great to install if you regularly bank or shop online, if you use public Wi-Fi hotspots a lot, or if you want to access content that is blocked or restricted by region. And there’s no better time than now to try one out with this crop  [Read More…]

Does Amazon Cloud Cam protect your privacy?

Best answer: Yes. Video from your Cloud Cameras is sent to Amazon’s servers whenever it detects motion. Amazon stores this video on its servers but does not share it with third parties. Whether you’re comfortable with that will determine whether you want to purchase an Amazon Cloud Cam.

The following products are from Amazon: Amazon Cloud Cam ($ 120) Foscam Home Security camera ($ 75) Western Digital 3TB My Cloud ($ 180) Western Digital 6TB My Cloud  [Read More…]

Apple, Facebook, Google, and more are meeting to talk data privacy

The Information Technology Industry council, of which many of the largest tech companies in the world are members, is meeting this week to discuss growing concerns about privacy.

According to a report by Axios, the Information Technology Industry Council — a Washington trade group that represents major tech companies — is planning to meet in San Francisco on Wednesday to talk consumer privacy online and how to best handle the growing concern surrounding the topic post-Facebook’s Cambridge  [Read More…]

Instagram privacy settings you need manage right now

Instagram is a great app for those who love to explore their creativity by taking beautiful pictures, but what if you don’t want just anyone viewing your snaps? Protecting yourself is extremely important on social media and Instagram privacy is no exception.

See Also: Instagram lets users shop from Stories

Fortunately, you can take a few steps to ensure you can keep your profile and content secure.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Prevent anyone else having access to your Instagram account  [Read More…]

Congress scrutinizes Google’s deal with Huawei over privacy concerns

2018 has not been kind to Chinese OEM’s such as Huawei and ZTE. Huawei was ready to launch a new device with carrier partnerships. Then, pressure from the US Government pushed those carriers to back out of deals

On the ZTE front, the company was temporarily banned from selling its handsets in the US. A recent partnership has seen ZTE pay a $ 1 billion fine, while also replacing its entire Board of Directors.

Now it seems that the US  [Read More…]

Congress scrutinizes Google’s deal with Huawei over privacy concerns

2018 has not been kind to Chinese OEM’s such as Huawei and ZTE. Huawei was ready to launch a new device with carrier partnerships. Then, pressure from the US Government pushed those carriers to back out of deals

On the ZTE front, the company was temporarily banned from selling its handsets in the US. A recent partnership has seen ZTE pay a $ 1 billion fine, while also replacing its entire Board of Directors.

Now it seems that the US  [Read More…]

How to adjust your Oculus Go privacy settings

The Facebook-owned headset has some unique ideas about what you want enabled by default.

One of the coolest things about the Oculus Go headset is its focus on social VR. The ability to jump into a virtual room with someone to share a video or play a game together is impressive, and something developers are continuing to embrace with new games headed to the platform. These social features are largely managed through the Oculus Home system, which  [Read More…]

Your apps’ default settings don’t put your privacy first, so make sure to check them

Default settings never have your bests interests in mind, so check them out!

When you get something new, the first thing you’ll want to do is start using and enjoying it and seeing the things it can do. That’s why we want those new things in the first place, whether we’re talking about a physical thing like a phone or a toaster oven, or a digital thing like an app or a new album. But if your  [Read More…]