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Get One Bonus Year of Updates With These Samsung Phones

When you buy a Samsung Android, you used to be able to get around two major Android updates out of them—two years, basically. After that, Samsung could not guarantee that future dessert-themed Android updates (now boring numbers) would arrive one your phone, meaning that you’d have to root your device and find an…Read more… Continue […]

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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If You Won’t Wear a Mask to Stop Coronavirus, How About Surveillance?

Facial recognition technology raises ethical dilemmas and privacy concerns. Is it okay that our phones, computers, and social media apps not only recognize us, but also collect and store data about our faces? These concerns grow as the tech becomes more accurate, and more government agencies, private businesses, and …Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why Am I Locked Out of My Netflix Account?

Living in quarantine for the past however many months—how long has it been, anyhow?—I can think of few things worse than what happened to one Lifehacker reader recently. No, they didn’t get coronavirus. That would definitely be the worst-case scenario. They did, however, get locked out of their Netflix. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Spot the Latest Netflix Phishing Scam

Everyone loves Netflix, especially when they don’t have to pay for it. That’s why you’re sharing someone else’s account, right? Well, scammers love free Netflix, too, and a new phishing attack could get you to give up your precious user name and password, as well as other critical information you wouldn’t want others…Read more… Continue […]

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See When Other Apps Use Your Microphone or Camera With This Android App

One of my favorite tiny features from Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 operating system is a big one for privacy and security—a rare two-fer. Whenever an app accesses your camera or microphone, you’ll see a tiny colored dot in the upper-right corner of your display, right above your bars indicating the signal strength for your…Read more… […]

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See When Other Apps Use Your Microphone or Camera With This Android App

One of my favorite tiny features from Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 operating system is a big one for privacy and security—a rare two-fer. Whenever an app accesses your camera or microphone, you’ll see a tiny colored dot in the upper-right corner of your display, right above your bars indicating the signal strength for your…Read more… […]

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How to Block Your MacBook’s Webcam Without Using an External Cover

Covering your webcam is one of the oldest privacy tips around, but some MacBook owners have made the unfortunate discovery that third-party camera covers can damage your laptop when you try to shut it. Many of these coverings are bulky enough that a MacBook can’t close all the way, and the excess pressure they put […]

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How to Block Your MacBook’s Webcam Without Using an External Cover

Covering your webcam is one of the oldest privacy tips around, but some MacBook owners have made the unfortunate discovery that third-party camera covers can damage your laptop when you try to shut it. Many of these coverings are bulky enough that a MacBook can’t close all the way, and the excess pressure they put […]

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