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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than ever these days people are suspicious of Google's tracking abilities, and for good reason. Google has admitted that it does in fact track it's users searches, but to what extent is the big question. No matter how far-reaching their tracking really is, many people aren't comfortable with their searches being logged. If you use Firefox however, there's an extension called Searchonymous that can help. It offers complete privacy when searching the web, and you don't have to logout of Google to use it. This means full access to your Google search preferences, Gmail and YouTube settings without being tracked when searching. Our guide will outline how to stay logged into Google yet still search Google anonymously.
Security matters more and more these days now that Edward Snowden has revealed just how deeply the National Security Agency has penetrated the world’s communications. It can read everything. What’s a security-minded user to do? How do you communicate when your texts are scooped up by a government agency? Ideally you’d get rid of your smartphone. However, if you want something secure without giving up that handy pocket computer, check out TextSecure. It offers more security than the average texting app through a couple excellent features.
Dropbox was one of the very first companies that got the concept of file synchronization right and popularized the concept with the regular internet user. Their success over the last few years can be attributed to a consistent and quality service, with a constant addition of new and improved features. I've used Dropbox for more than 3 years now and it has almost never let me down. But over the years they have faced some issues. Last year they were hit by outage for more than 48 hours and although they claimed it was an internal maintenance issue, many believe the website was hacked. The other issue, which some users might find troubling, is that Dropbox servers are based in the US, which make them vulnerable to spying by intelligence agencies like the NSA. Their pricing is also fairly competitive but the users would not mind getting more storage for similar or less price. This is where hubiC comes in.
Windows has always been known as the most vulnerable and least protected OS on the market. Microsoft itself does very little to protect your PC, even with the inclusion of the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) bundle that comes with Windows 8. Everything from Windows Defender to Windows Firewall to everything in between don't really measure up to the challenge. Even Microsoft has admitted that the MSE bundle is meant to be basic and isn't good enough. Here's how to protect your PC when Microsoft won't.
It comes as no surprise to many people when they find out they're being spied on while browsing online. We live in a day of age where it's too easy for developers and companies to hide spying elements in their software, and this is especially the case with Google Chrome and it's extensions. We are finding out Google tracks users' browsing activity, and the extensions are even worse. Many will send back your personal information to the developer and others will leak your passwords. There is one fix however - and that's creating a dummy Google Account, which stealthily protects your identity at all times. Our guide will outline how to setup a dummy Google account for better privacy.
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