Privacy basics

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AirTags are small devices designed to help you locate lost items using Apple’s Find My network. They emit a secure Bluetooth signal detectable by nearby Apple devices, which then use their location services to anonymously relay the location to the ow
How to enable location services
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Location services refer to a combination of technologies used in devices like smartphones and computers that use data from your device’s GPS, WiFi, mobile (cellular networks), and sometimes even Bluetooth connections to determine and track your geogr
How to fix a "Your connection is not safe" error
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As you surf the web using your browser, you’ll no doubt encounter websites that your browser will refuse to load, instead showing some variation of an error message, such as Your connection is not private or Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead. 
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Your search history is a window into your inner life. Anyone with access to it knows what your hobbies and interests are, your sexual orientation and preferences, the things that worry you (for example your medical concerns), your political affiliati
Is Temu legit?
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Temu has become an unavoidable brand. Unknown to most up to a year ago, the online retailer exploded onto the digital scene in the United States with lavish ads and a riveting social media campaign, and has started its takeover in Europe now, too. As
We examIne whether the controversial Chinese video platform is safe to use
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In this article, we take an in-depth look at whether the wildly popular social media platform TikTok is safe to use. Several countries recently banned government officials from using TikTok, and now the US House of Representatives has passed the Pro
Spain blocks Telegram, then unblocks it
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On Friday, March 22, 2024, a Spanish National High Court judge ordered internet service providers (ISPs) in Spain to block access to Telegram, but this ruling was suspended on March 25. The ruling was made in response to a complaint by Atresmedia, E
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This year is democracy’s biggest test in history. Beginning with Bangladesh on January 7, national elections are being held in at least 64 countries (and the EU) this year, affecting more than 4 billion people. With so many governments poised for cha
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Virtual private networks (VPNs) are popular because they keep what you do on the internet private, help defeat censorship, and allow you to watch your favorite streaming content securely.  Under most circumstances, a VPN will slightly slow down your
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A contraction of “keystroke logger”, a keylogger is either a piece of software or a hardware device that records input from your device’s keyboard. Although not strictly part of the definition, keylogger software can also often record video and/or au
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This artcile was updated and refreshed November 2023. We discuss how to change the IP address of your Windows 10 or Windows 11 device. This doesn’t change your IP address on the internet, although we’ll look at that as well.  * Changing your IP ad