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Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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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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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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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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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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