The Internet has made the world a man’s oyster thanks to its ability to bridge gaps and distances like no other technology can. While this is a wonder that has brought us a lot of good, getting online has also caused our private lives to become anything but private. While we surf the net the websites that we visit generally collect data on us. Some of them later use this data to serve us with ads in conformance with our interests and also for checking the common interests of a particular demography. This intrusion into our private lives is something that we live with as an essential evil of the internet era. However, things have changed now. Chrome has come up with a ‘Do Not Track’ feature that allows some measure of privacy to internet browsers. Similarly, Firefox Tracking protection also provides its users the much-needed security while browsing.
Another controversy has erupted with the release of Windows 10, causing panic among consumers concerned about their privacy. There’s a built-in “keylogger” in Windows 10 and while that’s not what Microsoft is trying to use it for, the concern is there that everything from bank passwords to sensitive information could wind up in the wrong hands. Here’s how to turn off the keylogger in Windows 10 and why you should do so today.
To enable private browsing, present generation browsers have special modes. When you use such modes for browsing, the browsing history is deleted and cookies cannot track your browsing pattern. But, using such private browsing modes is easier when you use a computer and availing it on Android is a little tedious. It is true that you can use Chrome’s Incognito mode and Firefox’s Private browsing mode on Android. However, these modes can be used directly when you are using the respective web browsers. But, Android phone and tab users often open web pages from links in Facebook, Twitter and several other apps directly. When you do that, Chrome or Firefox will open the link in regular mode, not in incognito! We look at how to set things up in a way that any link you click will open in incognito mode.
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have become an absolute necessity with rising instances of privacy violations online. VPN ensures that your device can connect to another network securely without risking violations, even when on the go. VPN services are available for iOS through both iPhone and iPad. While it would be nice to provide your credit card details over the net without an anxious thought, it would also be unsafe to do it without proper security. VPN ensures that any important information you provide online remain visible only to you thanks to the additional layer of security offered by this private network. Considering the importance of VPN, let us take a look at what it takes to get it going for your iPhone or iPad.
Privacy is quickly becoming the rarest of commodities on the internet. Between advertisers, Google, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the NSA, doing anything secret online is almost impossible. Almost- but not completely. There are a few steps you can take to make your movements much harder to track online or nearly impossible if you take some basic precautions. They all involve suffering some inconveniences, but that's the price of privacy. It's also worth remembering that there is no 100 percent guarantee of security in anything. Any sufficiently powerful third party can probably track you if you catch their interest. Bear in mind that no setup is perfect. That said, you can at least make them work to track you. Here's how.
Virtual Private Networks have become an essential medium of browsing the web. With countries and organizations restricting access to specific websites and services, the VPN solutions prove to be the most effective medium to bypass their restriction protocols. With the rise of the smartphones, VPN service providers have also extended their functionality to handheld devices. This allows users to maintain their privacy and access information restricted by their organization or country. All major mobile operating systems support VPN connectivity and most VPN service providers have created mobile network compatible ports in their servers. While some OS’s do not provide an effective connectivity to the services, iOS and Android connect to VPN servers quite easily just like you would on computer. Let’s explore the various methods to set up a VPN connection on Android.
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.
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
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.
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.
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