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Privacy deep dives

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The dark web is much like the regular World Wide Web we’re all familiar with, except that the dark web provides much greater privacy. The dark web has a reputation for being a place where you can find and contact drug dealers and hitmen. There’s tru
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A new social media app has entered the marketplace for your attention, courtesy of Meta. Threads, an apparent copycat of Twitter, lets you post 500-character, text-based updates and has a similar user interface. The app is part of Instagram, so you c
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Many people who use Apple products assume their data is private because of the company’s aggressive marketing on the topic. “Some things shouldn’t be shared. iPhone helps keep it that way,” goes one famous ad. “Privacy. That’s iPhone.” But if you u
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We’re living in the middle of one of the largest tech gold rushes in recent history. OpenAI’s chatbot reached 100 million users in two months. Hoping to keep up, Google introduced its own AI chatbot, and Microsoft added a chatbot to its Bing search e
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With over 33 million registered users and more than 100,000 business customers, LastPass is one of the world’s most popular password managers. After an escalating series of highly-damaging disclosures over the last few months, LastPass has now admitt
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If you’ve ever stored documents or images on the internet, then you’ve relied on cloud encryption to keep your files safe. Proton Drive, Dropbox, Google Photos, and iCloud are all examples of cloud storage services that use some form of encryption to
Privacy and the metaverse
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On October 28, 2021, Facebook announced the rebranding of its parent company from Facebook to Meta. Since then, the term “metaverse” has been a hot topic of discussion.  From facial expressions to biometric data, the metaverse has the potential to c
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DNA companies are using, sharing, and profiting from millions of people’s genetic data in ways they can’t always control. Genetic testing companies have become very popular in the last decade as people seek to find out who they are and where their a
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Fingerprinting is a way to identify you on the internet and can be very hard to prevent. In this article, we discuss what fingerprinting is, and how to reduce your fingerprint. * What is browser fingerprinting? * What is device fingerprinting? *
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In 2017, hackers stole the private financial records of some 156 million people from servers belonging to Equifax, while the 2018 Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed how personal data belonging to up to 87 million Facebook users was harvest
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USB peripherals (commonly known as “flash drives”), memory cards, and external hard drives all make backing up and sharing your data simple. And they are becoming more critical as modern-day schooling, work, and life are increasingly awash in data. B