3M ePrivacy Filter, Although Innovative, Falls Short of Being Useful

3M ePrivacy Filter, Although Innovative, Falls Short of Being Useful
While at CES 2015, I was stopped by a 3M representative to talk about their latest privacy software: The 3M ePrivacy Filter. This filter, once installed, blurs out your display when your webcam no longer sees you sitting in front of your computer. As long as you have webcam installed, whether built-in or standalone, you’ll be able to utilize the 3M ePrivacy Filter software. Below, I’ll review the 3M ePrivacy Filter and why I feel like it still has a long way to go before this software is practical for the average computer user.

Hide Your Digital Footprint and Get Better Privacy with SilentPocket

Hide Your Digital Footprint and Get Better Privacy with SilentPocket
It’s the age to be connected. The tablet in your bag, the smartphone in your pocket, that wearable on your wrist or the inconspicuous tag on your clothes – all are linked to the internet, continuously logging your life. Complain as you might, connected devices are becoming more and more prevalent as privacy is shown the door. This might be true for most devices and accessories, but there are some that go off the beaten path and strive to respect the user privacy. The SilentPocket Dry Bag claims to be such a product that can cut off all wireless connections

How to Keep Your Login Information and Personal Data Secure on Smartphones

How to Keep Your Login Information and Personal Data Secure on Smartphones
You probably have a lot of sensitive info or perhaps personal data on your smartphone - data that you don’t want other people getting their hands on. If you ever happen to lose your smartphone or it gets stolen, that is exactly what might happen. Your smartphone may even be hacked by a data thief. Hacking a smartphone is easier than you think – all a data thief needs is some freely available software and a laptop connected to the internet. It’s almost impossible to keep the stuff on your smartphone protected from a determined hacker for long. However, you can always make it very hard for a hacker to get into your smartphone. Here are some ways with which you can keep your smartphone login secure on the off chance someone tries to hack it or it gets stolen.

Does Tim Cook’s Statement about Apple’s Commitment to Privacy Really Matter?

Does Tim Cook’s Statement about Apple’s Commitment to Privacy Really Matter?
Privacy is one of the one most talked about issues in the world nowadays. Everywhere you go online, some company, service, or news outlet talking about how it’s the end of privacy as we know it. Facebook just came under fire for its privacy permissions with the release of Facebook Messenger and forcing users to utilize it for chat on the social network. Now, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has stepped out and called Google on their privacy policies.

Click & Clean Helps You Manage Privacy and Delete Browsing History in Chrome

Click & Clean Helps You Manage Privacy and Delete Browsing History in Chrome
It can be a hassle erasing your browsing history, and even more so if you have to close your browser to do it. That is why Click & Clean has grown in reputation as being one of the finest cleaning extensions for Chrome. It can delete all of your browsing history as you use your browser. And there are more reasons to clear your history other than keeping a lid on your privacy. Increasing the speed of your PC and freeing up more hard drive space are just a few other bonuses. Our guide will outline how to use Click & Clean, one of the most popular cleaning extensions for Chrome

Stop Stressing About Facebook Messenger – It’s a Necessary Evil!

Stop Stressing About Facebook Messenger – It’s a Necessary Evil!
Look, we all know Facebook is evil. So is Microsoft. So is Google. So is every other Internet company out there, except maybe Apple. No, we lied, even Apple is evil. Facebook, however, seems to get most of the world’s ire when it comes to invasion of privacy, half-assed policy changes without notice and other issues that have cropped up in the last five years. Truth be told, Facebook Messenger is no different than most other apps you’re using on your phone right now. So, stop stressing about Facebook Messenger and change how you live your life. Easier said than done, right? Read more to find out what we're talking about.

Shut it Down: The Government Wants a Network Killswitch

Shut it Down: The Government Wants a Network Killswitch
Imagine a world where you can't communicate with the outside world. Your entire source of news or warnings about the dangers lurking around every corner rely entirely on word-of-mouth. Suddenly, your family can't reach you, your personal information has been stolen, and every dollar in your bank account is gone. Worst of all, there's nothing you can do. This sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie, but it could easily become a real danger. Times are changing, and along with the technological advances of society, terrorists are advancing too. Since these enemies can gain access to our personal information and hack into our systems, the government has come up with a plan. In our ever-advancing world of technology, the greatest threats may no longer be disasters taking place in the natural world. Huge parts of our lives rely on Internet access and mobile devices. Having a kill switch to instantly kill all mobile and Internet access in the event of an attack may become a real and necessary feature.

Get Surveillance-Resistant Email with ShazzleMail

Get Surveillance-Resistant Email with ShazzleMail
For privacy-concerned individuals looking for an e-mail client that offers some of the best security options available, look no further than ShazzleMail. This surveillance-resistance e-mail provider offers a whole range of security features that keep your e-mail account and the emails you send completely private. Initially only created for only mobile devices, a desktop version of ShazzleMail is now available. From storing your emails on your hard drive to only sending your e-mail when both you and the recipient is online (o ensure no 3rd party snoops take a peak (only available on the mobile version), this email provider is unlike anything you've seen. Our guide will outline how to use the surveillance-resistance ShazzleMail.

Use Outlook.com Alias Feature to Keep Your Primary Email Away From Prying Eyes

Use Outlook.com Alias Feature to Keep Your Primary Email Away From Prying Eyes
Email communication is still one of the most common ways people use to communicate with one another, but maintaining your privacy while emailing has become much harder. Your email address is in high-demand by marketers, hackers and millions of others who will try to get your email address for marketing purposes. Web-based Outlook however offers one of the best options to maintain a cloak of privacy while emailing - their very cool Alias feature. This feature allows you to create a mock email address for your actual one, so you never have to give your actual email address to a marketer, or anyone else you don't want to, ever again. In this article we'll show you how to use Outlook.com's alias feature to keep your primary email address private.

How to Delete Facebook Search History And Limit What Information Is Stored

How to Delete Facebook Search History And Limit What Information Is Stored
We all know Facebook likes to infiltrate our privacy whenever possible in an effort to improve the science behind their ads. This is just the name of their game. Well now people are realizing Facebook in saving their searches in Facebook, and many are not happy about it. While we're not sure how long this feature has been around, it's now possible to view everything they've saved regarding your searches and also possible to delete this history. For many, even if they don't have anything to hide, knowing this data is saved is unnerving. Luckily, it's possible to delete this history in a snap. We're not sure if Facebook is nice enough to actually delete this data from their servers once we delete it from our account. However, it won't hurt to keep the search history clean. Our guide will outline how to improve your online privacy by preventing Facebook from automatically saving your search history.
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