Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by TECH TIP Virtual private networks and ad blockers shield you in different ways, and can work together. ByJ. D. Biersdorfer June 18, 2018 Q. What is the difference in security protections between … [Read more...] about Two Tools to Protect Privacy Online
In light of the recent Facebook scandals, we’ve become increasingly aware of how much data we leave behind online. Some of our data gets there because we hand it over to websites willingly, but a lot of it doesn’t happen that way. We leave involuntary trails behind us as we browse the web, and websites and ad networks use this information to build profiles of what … [Read more...] about How to increase your privacy online
An obscure but increasingly important browser privacy feature in Firefox is getting a big promotion.Mozilla developers accepted an update to the Firefox Nightly test version on Wednesday that makes tracking protection easier to discover, easier to use and more nuanced. Tracking protection blocks website publishers and advertisers from running software that tracks your online … [Read more...] about Mozilla is putting tracking protection front and center so you’ll have more privacy online
For most kids, receiving their first cellphone doesn't come with a set of instructions on how to protect their privacy. Some experts say the riskiest time to give a child a cellphone is in middle school, but new data from Common Sense Media released early to CBS News says 84 percent of kids have smartphones by 13 or 14 years old. Now, an experimental new curriculum offered at a … [Read more...] about New program teaches kids how to protect their privacy online
The FCC has spoken and it's official: Net Neutrality is dead. Mashable's been closely covering this story — you can read everything here — but we'll give you the TL;DR version. The FCC has decided that large internet service providers (ISPs) like Xfinity, Verizon, RCN, and any other company in the game can charge customers premium rates for faster internet access. … [Read more...] about Net Neutrality is dead and your privacy is at risk. Here are 5 VPNs that can help.