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.
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:
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.
The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is Europe’s attempt to harmonize copyright laws across all member states and is another regulatory policy that will not just impact citizens and residents in the European Union (EU) but also greatly impact the architecture and design of the internet.
The new GDPR regulations in the European Union (EU) make businesses subject to heavy penalties and fines when not in compliance and focus on seven key principles that aim to protect the fundamental rights of online users.
GDPR is a European protection regulation program that rules for how businesses must handle data collected from European residents. People around the world will be impacted by GDPR, and you’re likely to be one of them.
Smart homes are filled with gadgets that collect data in an effort to make your life better. Since everything is connected, a hacker can do a lot of damage if they break into your home’s system, so it’s important to understand smart home security.