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NordVPN review: A great choice for Netflix fans, but who's running the show?

NordVPN has good performance, great features, and suits novices and power users alike. But who is running the show down there?

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Utah county moves to expand mobile voting through blockchain

Utah County plans to allow disabled voters to use a blockchain-based mobile app to vote in November, and one city hopes to use an app for all of its citizens, who are mostly young, tech-savvy millennials.

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What is the Tor Browser? How it works and how it can help you protect your identity online

The Tor Browser is a web broswer that anonymizes your web traffic using the Tor network, making it easy to protect your identity online.

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Speaker disinvites at CyberCon spark controversy

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and Australian academic Dr. Suelette Dreyfus disinvited from speaking at CyberCon a week before the conference.

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Justice Department takes another run at encryption backdoors with ‘lawful access’

Law enforcement officials and experts on the distribution of child pornography gathered on Friday to make the emotional, if not technological, case that tech companies should open up their encryption schemes to police investigating...

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): What you need to know to be compliant

California's new privacy law, AB 375, might not burden security as much as the GDPR, but details are subject to change.

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Senator Warner seeks "grand alliance" to protect against surveillance threat from China’s tech dominance

The senator believes Chinese companies will be required to aid surveillance of the US, especially as 5G networks roll out.

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Microsoft's privacy policy admits contractors listen to Cortana, Skype recordings

Microsoft's updated privacy policy now discloses that contractors are allowed access to recordings of speech captured by Windows, without user permission.

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Amid privacy concerns, Google nixes the ability turn off the status light on active Nest cameras

Nest Cam, Dropcam, and Hello owners will no longer be allowed to completely turn off the status lights on their cameras, although they will be able to dim them.

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The best privacy and security apps for Android

Forget malware scanners or over-the-top security suites: These are the apps that'll actually improve your security and protect your privacy on Android.

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the splinternet

The web was never going to be worldwide. The idea of one single global internet is an obsolete fantasy.

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What Facebook's new government-enforced privacy restrictions mean for you

The Federal Trade Commission slapped Facebook with a $5 billion fine for violating a 2012 order governing data privacy. Here's how the new rules governing Facebook's use of app data, facial recognition, passwords, and phone numbers...

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How to automatically delete the web activity and location history data in your Google account

Google has launched a new privacy setting that lets you automatically delete your location and web activity data. Here's how to do it.

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Why your laptop's always-listening microphone should be as easy to block as your webcam

If we're going to talk seriously about privacy issues and PCs, we can't worry just about webcams. We need to address the issue of always-on laptop mics, too.

How to clear cookies from your browser

Clearing cookies from your web browser is simple and easy, and doing so could help protect your private data while you're online.

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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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