Privacy

Forum discussion tagged with Privacy.
  1. M

    How to Clear Your YouTube History

    If you've got an embarrassing YouTube history, don't worry. Here's an easy way to clear it. How to Clear Your YouTube History : Read more
  2. P

    News ZombieLoad Attack Affects All Intel CPUs Since 2011: What to Do Now

    A newly discovered security vulnerability called ZombieLoad affects all Intel CPUs since 2011. Here is what to do to protect your PC, Mac or Chromebook. ZombieLoad Attack Affects All Intel CPUs Since 2011: What to Do Now : Read more
  3. Paul Wagenseil

    Info This Simple Hack Disables Most Samsung Phones

    Two lines of code are enough to lock the Samsung Knox secure container and lock the user into a phone's launch screen. This Simple Hack Disables Most Samsung Phones : Read more
  4. Paul Wagenseil

    News 80 Million Households Exposed in Data Leak: What You Need to Know

    Names, birthdates and mailing addresses of adults in 80 million U.S. households are sitting unprotected on a cloud server. 80 Million Households Exposed in Data Leak: What You Need to Know : Read more
  5. PhilipMichaels

    Discussion If Facebook Wants Our Trust, Mark Zuckerberg Must Resign

    Privacy figures to be a big topic of discussion at the upcoming Facebook F8 conference. But does Facebook have any credibility left after so many public blunders? If Facebook Wants Our Trust, Mark Zuckerberg Must Resign : Read more
  6. Paul Wagenseil

    Why You Should Avoid Free Android VPNs

    Nearly all the free or freemium VPN apps examined in a survey had privacy issues, and a quarter actually leaked the user's real IP address. Why You Should Avoid Free Android VPNs : Read more
  7. M

    Most Americans Still Don't Know Facebook Tracks Them

    Facebook lets advertisers see your politics, hometowns, ethnicity, marital status and more -- but most American users have no idea. Most Americans Still Don't Know Facebook Tracks Them : Read more
  8. Paul Wagenseil

    1.1 Billion Logins Exposed in Huge Data Dump: What to Do

    1.1 billion login credentials stolen in thousands of data breaches were found online in possibly the biggest credentials data dump ever. 1.1 Billion Logins Exposed in Huge Data Dump: What to Do : Read more
  9. J

    Secure voice app needed, not require everyone else use

    I am looking for a secure voice app that allows me to call and receive from anyone. I don't need "end to end" encryption. Mainly concerned about local eavesdropping. It seems all the security apps require the other party to install it as well.
  10. E

    Solved! is purevpn good option?

    hi i now have nordvpn but it has some shortage such as split tunneling and ping time test feature i looking up for second and backup vpn before i use pia but some server like as turkey is down for me purevpn relative to price has more features for me but i read it kept some logs and I'm worried...
  11. M

    Don’t Use Facebook? Facebook Tracks You Anyway

    New report details how dozens of Android apps share user data with Facebook, even if you don't have a Facebook account. Don’t Use Facebook? Facebook Tracks You Anyway : Read more
  12. G

    Amazon Sent Man's Alexa Recordings to Total Stranger

    A man requesting his Amazon Alexa data under GDPR rules was sent a total stranger's recordings without the other party's knowledge. Amazon Sent Man's Alexa Recordings to Total Stranger : Read more
  13. Paul Wagenseil

    Most Routers Have Terrible Security, But There’s One That Doesn’t Suck

    Not one of 28 widely used home Wi-Fi routers have anything close to acceptable security, a new report finds. Most Routers Have Terrible Security, But There’s One That Doesn’t Suck : Read more
  14. Paul Wagenseil

    Is Microsoft Stealing Your Data? It's Complicated

    Reddit users think Microsoft may be recording their activities without their permission. But the explanation may be far less sinister. Is Microsoft Stealing Your Data? It's Complicated : Read more
  15. Paul Wagenseil

    New Google Plus Leak Hits 52 Million, Service Will Shut Down Sooner

    Google Plus accidentally let third-party apps view private information, such as dates of birth, and will shut down four months earlier. New Google Plus Leak Hits 52 Million, Service Will Shut Down Sooner : Read more
  16. Paul Wagenseil

    Best VPNs for Linux

    There are plenty of VPN clients for Linux, but some are better than others. Best VPNs for Linux : Read more
  17. Paul Wagenseil

    The Fastest VPNs

    It isn't always easy to judge the fastest VPN, but we think we've got three winners. The Fastest VPNs : Read more
  18. Paul Wagenseil

    100 Million Quora Accounts Hacked: What to Do

    Question-and-answer website Quora was hit by hackers who stole data of up to 100 million users, the company said. 100 Million Quora Accounts Hacked: What to Do : Read more
  19. M

    Solved! Is there an "ad blocker" that don't track your browsing history, or other privacy issues?

    I had to uninstall, and reinstall Firefox recently, for which I had to reinstall some of my browsing add on's, one of them being an ad blocker. I might not have noticed before when I installed ad blocker, but this time before installing ad blocker I got a window notifying me that I would agree...
  20. Paul Wagenseil

    Best VPNs for Chrome

    VPN browser extensions can help you stream content from overseas, but you shouldn't rely on them for security or privacy. Best VPNs for Chrome : Read more
  21. henrytcasey

    Why I Deleted My Facebook Account (And How I Did It)

    After years of saying I'd delete my Facebook account, I finally did it. Here's what set me off. Why I Deleted My Facebook Account (And How I Did It) : Read more
  22. Paul Wagenseil

    Best VPN for Mac

    What's the best VPN for your Mac? Here are the top recommendations based on our testing. Best VPN for Mac : Read more
  23. Paul Wagenseil

    Google Killing Off Google Plus Due to Possible Data Breach

    Google will shut down its unpopular Google Plus social-networking service after a data leak compromised the personal data of 500,000 users. Google Killing Off Google Plus Due to Possible Data Breach : Read more
  24. Paul Wagenseil

    Best VPN for Android

    Protect your privacy with the top-rated VPN apps and services for Android phones and tablets. Best VPN for Android : Read more
  25. D

    15 Best Google Chrome Privacy Extensions

    Here's more than a dozen tools to boost your privacy in Google's Chrome browser. 15 Best Google Chrome Privacy Extensions : Read more
  26. M

    How do I Hook up my amazon firestick to my panasonic hdtv viva 1080I tvSecurity Master protects your privacy

    How do I setup my amazon firestick on my panasonic hdtv viva 1080i
  27. M

    Amazon Assistant - Possible Security/Privacy Issue?

    I just received a notice from Amazon asking me to allow Amazon Assistant. This is the reason they've given me for the purpose of this request. Is this anything like Google's action on tracking customer location(s)? Personal Information We use information collected from Amazon Assistant to...
  28. PhilipMichaels

    Google Faces Lawsuit Over Location Sharing

    A report that Google still tracks your location even after you turn Location History off is prompting a privacy lawsuit that seeks class-action status. Google Faces Lawsuit Over Location Sharing : Read more
  29. Paul Wagenseil

    Facebook Fights FBI Over Encrypted Messages: Report

    Facebook is facing contempt-of-court charges over its refusal to decrypt Messenger voice conversations, according to a report. Facebook Fights FBI Over Encrypted Messages: Report : Read more
  30. J

    privacy password protection issue

    i have reset my android phone, so what happened is I removed my sim cards n sd card ... so wen I reset my phone , I rebooted ...after rebooting I got a message on my phone saying please enter your privacy password protection..i have never put any passwords for my phone.. after that I tried to...
  31. B

    How secure is the winzip/winrar passwords?

    How secure is the password set for extraction of the winzip / winrar files? Is it a good way to protect the privacy of files by zipping them with winzip / winrar ? How secure it is? Of course I will not assign stupid passwords like abcde or 12345 , but passwords like fsgj#AAs212fssjh
  32. Paul Wagenseil

    These VPN Services Can Be Easily Hacked: What to Do

    Many widely used VPN services may fall prey to a simple decryption attack that was fixed in web browsers years ago. These VPN Services Can Be Easily Hacked: What to Do : Read more
  33. H

    How Can I Be Secure From Remote Access While Streaming for a Company?

    Someone I know works for a company that uses a stream to teach English to kids in other countries. The company uses a downloaded program in which to stream. Now, she has heard of other people who work for this company who were fired because the company owners sent screenshots of their computer...
  34. G

    Dell Owners Hit by Tech Scammers Who Know All About Their PCs

    For the past 3 years, Dell users have reported creepy calls from tech-support scammers who seem to know everything about their PCs. Dell Owners Hit by Tech Scammers Who Know All About Their PCs : Read more
  35. G

    21 Million Exposed in Timehop Data Breach: What to Do Now

    A data breach has put 21 million users of the Timehop mobile app at risk -- but don't panic. 21 Million Exposed in Timehop Data Breach: What to Do Now : Read more
  36. Paul Wagenseil

    Not Good: Samsung Phones Texting Photos to Random People

    Multiple reports say Samsung phones using T-Mobile as the carrier have been spontaneously sending texts and photos to other users. Not Good: Samsung Phones Texting Photos to Random People : Read more
  37. G

    How to Avoid (and Block) 'Neighbor-Spoofing' Robocalls

    Are you being flooded by spam calls from numbers with your area code and prefix? Here's how to avoid being tricked by these phony neighbors. How to Avoid (and Block) 'Neighbor-Spoofing' Robocalls : Read more
  38. suryalord

    Can Word send my documents to a third party server?

    Hi there I installed Microsoft Word 2016 from my school's microsoft page for free because my school payed for a license. It works all good but I just have on question about it: Could Word send the documents I write in Office to my school so they could look at it? I only want to know...
  39. S

    how will do that because i even tried to restore my phone but its faild

    it is just asking me to enter the privacy protection password
  40. G

    'All I See Is People Dying,' Says Man's Amazon Echo

    A San Francisco man says his Amazon Alexa device told him out of the blue: 'All I see is people dying.' Amazon doesn't have an explanation. 'All I See Is People Dying,' Says Man's Amazon Echo : Read more
  41. Paul Wagenseil

    Best Free VPN Services

    You can get free VPN service without risks if you stick to known providers. Here are our recommendations. Best Free VPN Services : Read more
  42. Paul Wagenseil

    Google Home, Chromecast Can Tell Bad Guys Where You Live

    Google Home, Chromecast can tell attacking websites which Wi-Fi networks are nearby, which reveals exactly where the devices physically are. Google Home, Chromecast Can Tell Bad Guys Where You Live : Read more
  43. L

    Gmail Privacy Issue

    Why does Gmail want my phone number? I've had enough of giving my information online, what can I do about it?
  44. S

    Very strange HDD activity and FAN behaviour

    Hi everyone, long time reader, but posting for the first time. I have posted this on the Storage section of the forum but thought to share this here as I find it could be more related to this topic as well. I have a very strange problem and being an IT manager for a long time, it is the first...
  45. AndrewFreedman

    Facebook Flaw Makes Millions of Private Posts Public

    For four days in May, 14 million Facebook users default sharing setting for posts was set to public due to a bug. Users are being notified. Facebook Flaw Makes Millions of Private Posts Public : Read more
  46. G

    Please Don't Use Cheap Baby Monitors

    It's often terrifyingly easy for hackers to spy on your sleeping baby. One South Carolina mother may have found that out the hard way. Please Don't Use Cheap Baby Monitors : Read more
  47. G

    Facebook Shared Your Data with Chinese Companies

    Facebook confirmed that it gave Chinese mobile-phone makers access to user data so they could develop device-specific Facebook apps. Facebook Shared Your Data with Chinese Companies : Read more
  48. Paul Wagenseil

    MyHeritage Data Breach Hits 92 Million Users: What to Do

    Someone stole 92 million email addresses and passwords from genealogy website MyHeritage. Change your password if you're a registered user. MyHeritage Data Breach Hits 92 Million Users: What to Do : Read more
  49. G

    Here's What the New Safari Will (and Won't) Do to Protect Your Privacy

    Apple's Safari browser will limit 'fingerprinting' and flag tracking cookies, but it won't take additional steps to protect your privacy. Here's What the New Safari Will (and Won't) Do to Protect Your Privacy : Read more
  50. Paul Wagenseil

    Did Facebook Give Your Data to Apple and Samsung? Probably Not

    The NY Times said Facebook gave Apple, Microsoft and Samsung access to user accounts, but the real story is complicated and a bit dull. Did Facebook Give Your Data to Apple and Samsung? Probably Not : Read more
  51. R

    Google analytics privacy issues? Everything You Need to Know

    Google Analytics is the most used web analytics tool that you can find on the internet. While it might not be everybody's cup of tea and some prefer other tools, the service is popular for a reason. But, as with everything Google related, there are also privacy issues present. The main one is...
  52. R

    Google Earth Privacy Issues? Everything You Need to Know

    Probably no other Google service caused so much concern about privacy than Google Earth. It’s undeniably an awesome tool which allows you to see places all around the globe but when you realize other people can actually see you, your home or anything similar, it becomes kinda scary. This is...
  53. R

    Google drive privacy issues? Everything You Need to Know

    If you use Google Drive frequently, you made and shared a lot of files with various people. While at first, you might not think too much about eventual privacy issues when using this service, there are still present. You probably encountered some already but wasn’t aware of them. Anyway, the...
  54. R

    Google maps privacy issues? Everything You Need to Know

    As with every Google service, there is a lot of data collecting and with that some potential privacy issues. Google Maps is no different as there are several issues you need to know when using this service. Still, not everything is doom and gloom as there are a few things you can do about it...
  55. M

    How do I bypass the privacy protection password in mobicel trendy?

    Phone asks for privacy protection password, but I don't remember setting it up. Help
  56. G

    Watch the OnePlus 6's Face Unlock Be Fooled By a Photo

    OnePlus' Face Unlock is very fast. However, as a user demonstrated this week, it's far from the most secure. Watch the OnePlus 6's Face Unlock Be Fooled By a Photo : Read more
  57. Tanyac

    Free POP Email services that are not US based

    I'm looking for a non-US free email service that works on a VPN, and who doesn't configure their services so they can't be white listed (Eg something ISPs here do). I've put this under privacy because that is the reason I'm looking to close my Yahoo account. I've tried GMX but the service is...
  58. L

    Privacy protection screen

    Hi sir!I want to know how can I. Turn off the privacy protection pin if I going to enter a new sim
  59. R

    Google photos privacy issues? Everything you Need to Know

    As with every Google service, there is a lot of collecting data going on and with Google Photos, things aren’t that much different. Granted, the service itself doesn’t have that much information nor does it ask for it, but there are still some privacy issues you need to be aware of. While there...