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The Appeal of MySpace Nostalgia, According to a Curious Member of Gen Z

It’s finally your turn on the family’s desktop computer. It takes forever to boot up. (You kill time by rapping along to the bridge in Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life,” feebly blasting from your iPod nano.) You’re finally online. What’s the first site you visit to express your emo musical taste, rearrange your… Read more…

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The Appeal of MySpace Nostalgia, According to a Curious Member of Gen Z

It’s finally your turn on the family’s desktop computer. It takes forever to boot up. (You kill time by rapping along to the bridge in Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life,” feebly blasting from your iPod nano.) You’re finally online. What’s the first site you visit to express your emo musical taste, rearrange your…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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14 Settings Every Twitter User Should Change Immediately

Twitter is one of those apps that can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. You can use it to tune in to a stream of news updates and call it a day, or you can really get into it by creating and curating lists, bookmarking Twitter threads, and hosting […]

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16 Settings to Make Facebook Less Evil (or at Least More Private)

Facebook has become so omnipresent, it’s hard to gauge exactly how much data you’re inadvertently sharing with the social network. The company keeps adding pages upon pages of preferences and settings that make it nearly impossible to keep an eye on who can see your posts and who can access your private information.…Read more… Continue […]

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16 Settings to Make Facebook Less Evil (or at Least More Private)

Facebook has become so omnipresent, it’s hard to gauge exactly how much data you’re inadvertently sharing with the social network. The company keeps adding pages upon pages of preferences and settings that make it nearly impossible to keep an eye on who can see your posts and who can access your private information.…Read more… Continue […]

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Do Therapy Apps Really Protect Your Privacy?

It’s no surprise that after a year of unprecedented (remember that word?) isolation, there was a significant surge in users seeking out remote therapy and mental health apps. In terms of increasing mental health awareness and decreasing mental health stigma, more people seeking out help is a positive thing. However,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Do Therapy Apps Really Protect Your Privacy?

It’s no surprise that after a year of unprecedented (remember that word?) isolation, there was a significant surge in users seeking out remote therapy and mental health apps. In terms of increasing mental health awareness and decreasing mental health stigma, more people seeking out help is a positive thing. However,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Delete Your Facebook Account: A Checklist

Back in the good old days, we encouraged you to consider deleting your Facebook account because of privacy breaches that left your personal information vulnerable to nefarious bad actors the world over. And we can all still agree that isn’t great. But the last new years have given us many more reasons to want to […]

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The Difference Between Secrecy and Privacy and How Each Can Impact Your Relationships

When it comes to romantic relationships, there are certain unwritten rules that often go undiscussed until one person thinks another has broken one. We’re getting better at being open about things like monogamy, but what about disclosure of personal information?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Difference Between Secrecy and Privacy and How Each Can Impact Your Relationships

When it comes to romantic relationships, there are certain unwritten rules that often go undiscussed until one person thinks another has broken one. We’re getting better at being open about things like monogamy, but what about disclosure of personal information?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Auto-Block Trolls With Twitter’s New ‘Safety Mode’

Highlighting the rampant harassment on Twitter is now a cliche; we all know it’s a breeding ground of abuse and cyberbullying. Thankfully, the company seems to be finally listening to its userbase’s calls for better anti-harassment tools with a new “Safety Mode” feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Limit Spotify From Tracking You, Because It Knows Too Much

Most Spotify users are likely aware the streaming service tracks their listening activity, search history, playlists, and the songs they like or skip—that’s all part of helping the algorithm figure out what you like, right? However, some users may be less OK with how much other data Spotify and its partners are…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Is Audacity Really Spyware?

Audacity is an open-source audio editor popular among podcasters and musicians. In May 2021, Audacity was acquired by Muse group, and this is where the story begins.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Share Your Teen’s Mental Health Issues Publicly Online

We’ve talked in the past about the need for parents to be more thoughtful or cautious about what we post about our kids online, particularly once they’re old enough to have a say in the information and images you release into the digital world. But there’s one area in which you may be disclosing too […]

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LA County Sheriffs May Have A Good Reason For Not Releasing What Caused Tiger Woods’ Crash

Tiger Woods had a very public crash in a Genesis GV80 last month, the cause of which has been the subject of much speculation. Recently ABC News reported that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has determined the cause of the crash. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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LA County Sheriffs May Have A Good Reason For Not Releasing What Caused Tiger Woods’ Crash

Tiger Woods had a very public crash in a Genesis GV80 last month, the cause of which has been the subject of much speculation. Recently ABC News reported that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has determined the cause of the crash. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Change This Ad Setting to Stop T-Mobile’s Data Tracking

Today’s offender in the world of mobile carriers is T-Mobile. The “Uncarrier” isn’t dropping a new pink-colored mobile plan—it’s a bit more troubling than that. At least, if you care about T-Mobile’s data-collection practices, and who it shares that data with. (You should care about that very much.)Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Friend Your Kid’s Teacher on Social Media

This year, I have seen my son’s fourth grade teacher in person exactly one time—and that one time was a fluke in which I was signing him into school after a morning doctor’s appointment and she happened to walk into the office to collect some paperwork. Other than that, I have had one virtual parent-teacher […]

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What Facebook’s Privacy Policies Don’t Tell You

Folks, I’m gonna be honest with you. Over my (short) tenure covering digital privacy, I’ve seen my fair share of deeply shitty tech companies pulling deeply shitty stunts in attempts to profit off our personal data. Facebook is one of the names that comes up most frequently here, and that’s partially because their…Read more… Continue […]

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