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The star of WWDC wasn’t the Mac Pro or Dark Mode. It was privacy

Apple unveiled a lot of new features during WWDC, but none was bigger than its privacy push.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What you need to know to stay compliant

GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. And non-compliance could cost companies dearly. Here’s what every company that...

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Can Facebook be trusted with a virtual assistant?

A look at recent news has a lot to tell us about Facebook’s trustworthiness.

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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

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FEMA contractor at center of privacy violation provides services to many other agencies

Corporate Lodging Consultants provides lodging services to many other government agencies. Is more sensitive personal information at risk?

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Apple is removing the Do Not Track toggle from Safari, but for a good reason

The next update to Safari will remove the useless "Ask websites not to track me" as Apple implements stricter and smarter anti-tracking tools.

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Apple’s iPhone privacy billboard is a clever CES troll, but it’s also inaccurate

Apple’s new billboard in Las Vegas touting the iPhone’s privacy features doesn’t quite tell the whole story.

The 18 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Security practitioners weigh in on the 18 worst data breaches in recent memory.

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How to turn off location tracking on your iPhone or iPad

The iPhone offers a high degree of control over which apps get to see your location. You can even turn off tracking entirely.

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HideIPVPN review: Great if you need a speedy connection via Germany

HideIPVPN is easy to use, but its performance leaves a lot to be desired.

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How 'free' Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location even when you aren't connected

Some free Wi-Fi hotspots are tracking the locations of users who've signed on even if they're no longer connected. PCWorld investigates how this happens.

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How to quickly manage and delete your Google search history

Google is rolling out new settings in Chrome and other browsers that make it easier to manage and delete your search history. Here's how to find them.

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Hey Facebook: Quit discouraging people from using 2FA

Facebook is spying on user 2FA phone numbers to target them with ads. A non-trivial percentage of Facebook users will not use two-factor authentication as a result, a net loss to security.

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F-Secure Freedome review: A VPN with some built-in antivirus features

F-Secure Freedome VPN is a solid service with some good speeds, helpful security features, and no requirement that you share your email address—just make sure you're okay with that privacy policy.

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Google promises a fix for Chrome's auto account-sign-in snafu, but you can stop it right now

Chrome 69 looks like it logs you in to the Chrome browser when you sign in to a Google Web service. It may be a big misunderstanding, but here's a way to help you to be sure.

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What to do after a data breach: 5 steps to minimize risk

Website database breaches happen, and while there's little you can do to prevent them you can minimize your exposure. Here's what to do.

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ProtonVPN review: Underground data centers, one-click multi-hop, and more make for a great choice

ProtonVPN is a solid choice for your VPN needs, the biggest drawback is that you'll pay more than you're used to for the service.

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Perfect Privacy review: The price is high, but the speeds are good

Perfect Privacy is a little known VPN with a shadowy ownership structure but good performance and an antiquated interface.

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