Archive | private data

Request Your Data From Over 100 Different Sites Using This Service

Almost every service you use on the web that involves a username and password is in some ways collecting information about you. In some cases, that info might just be your email and a few identifying data points like your age or gender. In others, (cough :: Facebook) you’re handing over information about your likes…Read […]

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Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet Union under heavy government surveillance, and he promised to keep user data protected after Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Now, with Koum on the way out, it may be…Read more… […]

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How to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You

If you can’t bring yourself to delete your Facebook account entirely, you’re probably thinking about sharing a lot less private information on the site. The company actually makes it pretty easy to find out how much data it’s collected from you, but the results might be a little scary.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What to Use Instead of Amazon’s Invasive New ‘Assistant’

If you use Amazon’s Wish List bookmarklet to keep track of all the products you want to buy or receive as a gift, you may have noticed a recent change. The company is phasing out its old one-click tool for a more advanced (and more invasive) Amazon Assistant.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Reset Chrome to Stop Automatically Opening Apps

Apps opening automatically from Chrome is supposed to be a convenience—but sometimes it’s just annoying. Dealing with an intrusive iTunes window when you just wanted to see an app screenshot can be irksome, especially since iTunes doesn’t even handle apps anymore. Sometimes you just want to copy an email address, or…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Equifax Will Offer Free Lifetime Credit Locks in January

Weeks after their massive data hack, Equifax has issued a formal apology with a peace offering to boot: by January 31, they’ll offer a new service that will let you easily lock and unlock access to your Equifax file. What does that mean, though?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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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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