Unboxing a new smartphone is supposed to one of tech’s new joys. Removing the cellophane, slipping the top off the box, and powering on your pristine device. The boot logo spins in all its colorful glory while the phone prepares its fresh operating system. But what if it isn’t quite so squeaky clean? Under that bright exterior might lurk something
Google is making it easier than ever for you to delete your Search history. Previously, deleting your Google Search history meant actively visiting your Google account. Now, however, you can delete your history right from the Google homepage. How to Delete Your Google Search History The process, and the thinking behind it, is explained in a post on The Keyword.
Private information is big business and everyone is trying to watch you. The secret services, governments, Microsoft, cyber-criminals, and your creepy neighbor from across the street all want to know what you’re doing, all the time. While it’s almost impossible to remove yourself from the global grid completely, there are some steps you can take to reduce your information footprint.
Whether you’re in an airport, in a coffee shop, or a library, free Wi-Fi is available almost everywhere these days. Unfortunately, not all free Wi-Fi networks are vigilantly protected when it comes to their IT security. That Wi-Fi network you’re using could be open to security threats by hackers and cybercriminals, putting your personal information at risk. Here’s what you
Over the last few years, we have seen a sharp increase in the amount of consumer data being compromised. As the Internet of Things (IoT) and widespread internet use have taken hold, cybercrime has grown at a rapid pace. Not only does this compromise consumers, it damages the reputation of companies, too. When these breaches occur, the economic losses are
Recent years have seen the tables turn on internet giants such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Censorship is a word on the lips of people around the globe. Are the de facto controllers of internet information and dissemination doing enough—or too little—to protect users from negative content while protecting the core tenets of free speech? A leaked internal research presentation