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Should I Ditch My ISP and Just Share My Phone’s Data Connection?

Nobody likes paying a ton of money for internet service (especially if you’re spending a small fortune each month for crappy speeds, like a spotty DSL connection). And while a crafty idea might pop into your head from time to time about how you can reduce or eliminate your monthly fee—including asking your neighbor to…Read […]

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Why Does My Network Switch Keep Dropping Gigabit Speeds?

Although it feels like I’m dancing with myself, this week’s Tech 911 column—you ask tech questions, we deliver tech answers—is going to be a little inverted. Rather than fielding a question that you’ve emailed me, left in the comments, or tweeted at me (with a GIF), I’m going to solicit your help with a little […]

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Why Does My Network Switch Keep Dropping Gigabit Speeds?

Although it feels like I’m dancing with myself, this week’s Tech 911 column—you ask tech questions, we deliver tech answers—is going to be a little inverted. Rather than fielding a question that you’ve emailed me, left in the comments, or tweeted at me (with a GIF), I’m going to solicit your help with a little […]

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Password Lock Your Surfing History With the Keepsafe Browser

iOS, Android: Keepsafe, the company behind privacy-focused apps like Blur for iMessage and Private Photo Vault (iOS, Android), launched a new app this week for browsing the web privately. Aptly named Keepsafe Browser (iOS, Android ), the browser prevents third-party trackers from snooping on your mobile web browsing…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Happens Now That Net Neutrality Is ‘Gone’

Today marks the end—but not the permanent death—of net neutrality. You’ve probably heard the phrase “net neutrality” before, but just in case you need a refresher, here goes: Net neutrality was a set of rules introduced during the Obama presidency that basically demanded equality for all Internet content. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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To Make Websites Load Faster, Browse the Web Like a European

We now live in a GDPR world. GDPR, in case you didn’t know, stands for the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” privacy law, which kicked into effect May 25 and caused every service you’ve ever used to blow up your inbox over the last month. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What’s the Deal With GDPR and Your Online Privacy?

Maybe you’ve heard someone mention GDPR in passing, but were too embarrassed to ask what those letters actually stood for. Or maybe your friend posted something online about what GDPR means for online data protection. At the very least, you’ve probably received a few dozen emails from various companies about how their…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Automatically Delete (Some) Cookies in Your Browser

Browser cookies are useful in some instances; unpleasant in others. While they can save you from having to go through a complicated authentication process whenever you’re trying to access your favorite sites, they can also store data on what you’ve done on a particular website—which can then be used to serve you more…Read more… Continue […]

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Where to Waste Time Online

Where do you go to waste time on the internet? Facebook and Twitter, the usual default answers, are exhausting. Scrolling through them feels like work. “I don’t know how to waste time on the internet anymore,” says Dan Nosowitz in the internet-culture blog Select All. We agree with him that it’s way too easy to […]

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Your Internet Use Has a Carbon Footprint, Too

We’re so used to using computers and phones that they feel like an extension of our brains—it’s not just me, right? A Google query comes back as fast as a thought, and the information at my fingertips feels intangible like the information in my brain. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Exclusive Interview with California State Senator Scott Wiener

Since he was first elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2010, Scott Wiener has proven to be a highly effective legislator, passing bills regulating the environment, housing protections, and the LGBT community. Now, as San Francisco’s representative in the California State Senate, he …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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California Is One Step Closer To Stopping Trump’s Assault On Net Neutrality

Last month, California State Senator Scott Wiener introduced bill SB-822, which would extend net neutrality protections throughout the state and strike a major blow to the FCC and its chairman, Ajit Pai. Today, the bill received a hearing from the State’s Energy, Utilities, and Communications …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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