The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a rash of new scams. They’re often designed to prey on the most vulnerable, as well. Scammers are trying to steal personal information, sell useless products and more.
If you’re not careful about the apps you install and the user agreements you agree to, you could be giving your information away without even knowing it. How can you download and use apps safely? And is there a way to do it while keeping your personal data private still?
Regardless of your age or how often you use Google and Facebook, it’s important to know what information these sites have about you. Additionally, you may want to delete the stored data they’ve been gathering up to this point.
Social media accounts may not be “essential” the way your online banking details or your 401(k) login are, but they’re important for different reasons. Social media accounts can be used to determine a lot about somebody, and many people use them as login information for many different sites. It’s important to make sure they’re secured.
At its core, the Contract for the Web is a deceptively simple thing: a document that affirms certain rights and privileges for everyone who uses the internet. But it’s deeper than it looks.
Regular people and technology-savvy power users alike can benefit from its features. But with increasing emphasis on online privacy, Mozilla has spent its time trying to refine a set of privacy tools for Firefox.
Voice assistants are always listening, unless you tell them not to. If you have privacy concerns, it can be hard to find how to opt out of some of the more intrusive listening. If you’re one of the people that’s concerned about privacy with some of these voice assistants, there are ways to turn them off—here’s how:
The security breach affects more than 106 million individuals who have, or have applied for, accounts with Capital One between 2005 and early 2019. This includes consumers, small businesses, and applicants. Which means that even if you didn’t get approved for a Capital One credit card, simply applying for one may still put you at risk.
This post will help guide you through Facebook privacy settings, how to post updates and photos, as well as the little (yet important) things, like commenting and reacting to other people’s posts, that all add up to confidently maintaining an active Facebook account.
Believe it or not, a lot of your iPhone’s applications track where you are. Some applications
monitor where their users are and then sells the location data to advertising companies. Then, marketing entities can better serve you content based off
where you go and what you like to do. Although this is an invasion of privacy that can be harmful, worse things can happen when apps have access to your location. If a criminal hacks
an app, he or she can get ahold of your important data and steal your bank account information, know when you’ll be away from home and more. As a general rule of thumb, you don’t want your apps to know more than they have to know. Many users decide to let their apps only see their location while they’re using its features, protecting themselves and their sensitive information.