Online Privacy

5 Private Things Websites Learn About You Without Your Knowledge

Advertisement Browsing the internet seems like such an innocent activity, doesn’t it? You search Google, visit a few websites, and read interesting information. Would you be surprised to know that websites are collecting lots of information about you as you read? The following five things websites can learn about you when you visit may shock […]

How to Check If Your Online Accounts Have Been Hacked

The protection of personal data and information is often the spotlight thanks to incidents like the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal. But most information leaks are not due to companies willingly selling your data. Rather, they are the result of breaches and hacks. To make matters worse, you often only hear about these data breaches […]

How to View and Delete Your Location History in Google Maps

It can be quite jarring to see just how much location information we’re happily sharing with Google. Google’s Timeline feature makes it easy to see all this information at a glance, as well as turn off location-saving features and download a copy of all your Maps data. How to See Saved Location Data in Google Maps […]

Facebook Is Spying on Your Messenger Chats

To the surprise of some, Facebook has admitted spying on Messenger chats. While the social network maintains Messenger conversations are private, automated tools scan the contents, and if someone reports a message for violating community standards, human employees may review them. Facebook has been in the news of late, and not for positive reasons. The […]

How to Limit Your Data Being Shared With Third Parties

By now you’ve probably heard that UK-based company Cambridge Analytica reportedly harvested 50 million Facebook profiles and used that data to build software that targets and influences voters. Cambridge Analytica was able to access the data of millions of users through an app that was used by just a few hundred thousand people. Because Facebook allows apps to access […]

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