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Strengthen Your Online Security With C.O.A.C.H.

Do you have any idea whether you’re “safe” online? Online security and privacy are complicated, and risks vary by person: you might worry about getting harassed, hacked, or your boss finding your terrible old blog posts and using them as an excuse to fire you. Crash Override’s Automated Cybersecurity Helper helps you…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Most Important Privacy Settings to Change on Reddit

Ever since the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica bombshell, online privacy has been on all of our minds. But it isn’t just Facebook that’s tracking you. From other tech giants to most store rewards credit cards, countless companies deploy similar tactics—even your favorite (or hated) forum site, Reddit.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Check for Hidden Cameras in an Uber or Lyft

At least one driver working for Uber and Lyft has been livestreaming passengers without their consent, according to a recent story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Viewers on Twitch have been rating the female passengers, speculating about incomes, and chatting about the marriages and personal lives of unsuspecting…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Your Health Insurance Company Probably Knows More About You Than You Realize

Health insurers are interested in your data, according to a recent ProPublica report, and they may be using it to raise rates or to discriminate against groups of people—but it’s hard to know, since companies got squirrelly when asked exactly what they’re doing with the data they collect.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Lock Down Your Privacy in Your Fitness App

Who knows where you ran last week? If you’re privacy-minded, perhaps just you…and your running app. But our fitness apps often share more information than we realize. The Strava app, and now Polar Flow, have released maps that gave away potentially sensitive military locations.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Quickly Disable Fingerprint and Facial Recognition on Your Phone

Opening your phone with your fingerprint or facial recognition is cool and convenient. But in the United States, enabling Touch ID or Face ID basically gives the cops free access to your phone if you’re arrested. Thankfully iOS and Android let you temporarily turn off fingerprint or face recognition with several… Read more…

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How to Quickly Disable Fingerprint and Facial Recognition on Your Phone

Opening your phone with your fingerprint or facial recognition is cool and convenient. But in the United States, enabling Touch ID or Face ID basically gives the cops free access to your phone if you’re arrested. Thankfully iOS and Android let you temporarily turn off fingerprint or face recognition with several… Read more…

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Riot Accidentally Sends A ‘Few’ League of Legends Players Other People’s Personal Info

Some League of Legends players received sensitive private information that belonged to other people earlier this week due to errors by Riot, makers of the internationally acclaimed multiplayer game. Instead of getting access to their own requested account info, several received phone numbers, email addresses, and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Alexa Is a Pretty Crappy TV Remote, for Now

Plenty of companies want to build the centerpiece for tomorrow’s smart home. Amazon has a head start, too. Tens of millions of Americans now own Echo devices, and Alexa now has tens of thousands of skills. Adding a voice assistant to any TV, I’ve always thought, could be a game changer. And now, Amazon’s Fire […]

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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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