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Take Baby Steps Toward Encryption by Securing Your Smartphone

Your data, from the Christmas party photos you took last year to the tax return you filed (thank God for extensions, right?) is in more places than you think, which means securing as much of it as you can is vital. But the idea of encryption can be intimidating to the inexperienced, and often involves […]

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Passwords to Access Over a Half Million Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

We’ve seen a lot of data breaches this year: some big, some small, some that are dangerous, and some that are just embarrassing. But if we were to name one as the creepiest data breach of 2017, this leak of logins for car tracking devices might take the cake.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Why You Should Embrace Multi-Account Web Browsing

Firefox users bouncing between work and personal accounts on a daily basis are probably tired of logging in and out, or switching accounts. Thanks to the new (and overdue) Mozilla-made Multi-Account Container extension, you won’t have to worry about remembering which account you’re logged into. If you’re unconcerned…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s Why You Should Embrace Multi-Account Web Browsing

Firefox users bouncing between work and personal accounts on a daily basis are probably tired of logging in and out, or switching accounts. Thanks to the new (and overdue) Mozilla-made Multi-Account Container extension, you won’t have to worry about remembering which account you’re logged into. If you’re unconcerned…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop Your Sonos From Collecting (As Much) Personal Data

Bad news, Sonos customers: to lay the groundwork for its upcoming voice assistant support, the company is asking users to agree to an updated privacy policy, one that includes both mandatory data collection rules and a mention about future device functionality. Should you disagree with said policy update, your…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Five Best Password Managers

A while ago, all it took to be a great password manager was to keep your passwords in an encrypted vault. Now the best password managers give you the option to sync or keep them local only, change web passwords with a click, log in to sites for you, and more.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Use the Wayback Machine to Save Your Favorite Sites Forever

Sites are constantly changing, updating with stories and even new layouts, making it a challenge to find something you read or saw years ago. If your online writing is on a third-party site, anything they do could spell the end of your work online. In today’s political climate, keeping a record of political promises…Read more… […]

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Use the Wayback Machine to Save Your Favorite Sites Forever

Sites are constantly changing, updating with stories and even new layouts, making it a challenge to find something you read or saw years ago. If your online writing is on a third-party site, anything they do could spell the end of your work online. In today’s political climate, keeping a record of political promises…Read more… […]

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White British Lord Sentenced To 3 Months In Prison For Mocking Colored Guyanese Woman

The West has reached a stage in its decline at which private individuals are able to criminalize other private individuals by taking offence at them. The obvious problem with this is that, although practically anyone can find someone to offend them for some reason, only those who are reputable and within reach of the law […]

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Turn on Your Phone’s Kill Switch So It’s Useless If Stolen

A stolen smartphone can ruin anyone’s day, though our smartphones’ built-in anti-theft software seems to be working, according to San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, who cited a 50% drop in phone-related robberies from 2013 to 2016 after the passage of the Smartphone Theft Prevention Act.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Tell Your Roomba to Stop Sharing a Map of Your Home

The Roomba 900 Series offers a Clean Map Report, which maps your home as it vacuums, improving its movement and telling you how well it cleaned. But to get that map, according to customer service reps, you have to share it with Roomba’s creator iRobot. And that gives iRobot permission to give—or sell—your map. Which…Read […]

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Users Agree to Clean Port-a-Potties for WiFi in Terms of Service Stunt

To prove a point, WiFi hotspot provider Purple snuck some nasty “community service” clauses into their signup agreement, and 22,000 users accidentally agreed to perform tasks like cleaning up animal poop and scrubbing down portable toilets in exchange for free WiFi.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The No-Frills Way to Watermark Memos and Track Leaks

Let’s say you need to send a private message to a group of people, but you’re afraid one of them will leak the message elsewhere, and you won’t know who. Fast Forward Labs has a rough-and-ready solution that will expose anyone who publicly copies and pastes your message, without letting them know they’ve been caught.Read […]

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How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Sends You Letters about Your Medical Condition

In the summer of 2015, Alexandra Franco got a letter in the mail from a company she had never heard of called AcurianHealth. The letter, addressed to Franco personally, invited her to participate in a study of people with psoriasis, a condition that causes dry, itchy patches on the skin.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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