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How to Find Hidden Cameras in Your Airbnb How to Find Hidden Cameras in Your Airbnb

There’s a lot to think about when you’re staying in a stranger’s house. Will they kill me? Is it okay to eat lunch in my bedroom so I don’t have to talk to them? And ... are there hidden cameras waiting to catch me naked?

How to Make Your Mac as Secure as Possible  How to Make Your Mac as Secure as Possible 

In a recent blog post titled “Hardening macOS,” Ricard Bejarano offers an extensive list of settings you can tweak to make macOS as secure as possible. It’s a comprehensive list of tasks—and we love it—but it’s important that you understand the “why” behind his recommendations, too. Here are a few of his top tips and…

How to Protect Yourself After Facebook's Recent Hack  How to Protect Yourself After Facebook's Recent Hack 

It’s safe to say that this recent Facebook access token hack is a complete mess—much more than a simple inconvenience that might have forced you to log back in to your Facebook account on your devices. And while the company is still sorting out the details and working on ways for developers to mitigate the effects of…

How to Delete Your Facebook Account: A Checklist How to Delete Your Facebook Account: A Checklist

Let’s talk about that elephant in the room: Facebook’s recent disclosure that attackers got their hands on access tokens for an unknown number of Facebook accounts is a big deal, since it’s the kind of hack that you, a happy Facebook user, could not prevent.

How to Stop an Ex From Breaking Into Your Accounts How to Stop an Ex From Breaking Into Your Accounts

In this week’s tech-support column, I’m taking on an uncomfortable issue: How to regain control of your accounts from a not-so-kind ex. I’m hoping your former loved one isn’t a complete psychopath—or, at least, isn’t a psychopath that has access to your accounts—but it’s an all-too-familiar story. You live with…

Strengthen Your Online Security With C.O.A.C.H. Strengthen Your Online Security With C.O.A.C.H.

Do you have any idea whether you’re “safe” online? Online security and privacy are complicated, and risks vary by person: you might worry about getting harassed, hacked, or your boss finding your terrible old blog posts and using them as an excuse to fire you. Crash Override’s Automated Cybersecurity Helper helps you…

How to Find and Delete Your Google Maps History How to Find and Delete Your Google Maps History

You may think you’ve turned Google’s location tracking history off, but according to a new Associated Press report released today, you might be wrong.

Do Third Parties Know What Your Credit Limit Is? Do Third Parties Know What Your Credit Limit Is?

Can a company request your credit limit before they accept an order? That’s what we’re discussing this week.

This Chrome Extension Alerts You If a Website Was Recently Hacked This Chrome Extension Alerts You If a Website Was Recently Hacked

Chrome: Keeping up on the latest security information is tough, and odds are good that you don’t think about website hacks very much unless you see a headline that a particular site or service exposed your user name and password.

How to Stop Apps From Accessing Your Camera and Microphone in Mojave How to Stop Apps From Accessing Your Camera and Microphone in Mojave

If you’ve ever experienced that eerie moment where you’ve been chatting about needing a new pair of shoes, then see an ad for a shoe sale in the middle of your social media feed just a few minutes later, you’ve likely wondered just how much our devices are listening in without us realizing. Whether or not that’s…

What You’re Really Agreeing to When You Sign Up for 23andMe Research What You’re Really Agreeing to When You Sign Up for 23andMe Research

23andMe has reached a deal with pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline, giving the company access to their (your) genetic data to potentially develop new drugs. Did they just sell us all out? Not exactly.

The Most Important Privacy Settings to Change on Reddit The Most Important Privacy Settings to Change on Reddit

Ever since the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica bombshell, online privacy has been on all of our minds. But it isn’t just Facebook that’s tracking you. From other tech giants to most store rewards credit cards, countless companies deploy similar tactics—even your favorite (or hated) forum site, Reddit.

How to Check for Hidden Cameras in an Uber or Lyft How to Check for Hidden Cameras in an Uber or Lyft

At least one driver working for Uber and Lyft has been livestreaming passengers without their consent, according to a recent story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Viewers on Twitch have been rating the female passengers, speculating about incomes, and chatting about the marriages and personal lives of unsuspecting…

What Parents Need to Know About Musical.ly What Parents Need to Know About Musical.ly

A dad named Jack R. says just about every week, his 9-year-old son asks if he can use the app Musical.ly. His son’s best friend has been telling him that everyone at school has an account. After hearing the kid beg all summer, Jack finally decided to download it onto his own phone and sign up himself so that he could…

Your Health Insurance Company Probably Knows More About You Than You Realize Your Health Insurance Company Probably Knows More About You Than You Realize

Health insurers are interested in your data, according to a recent ProPublica report, and they may be using it to raise rates or to discriminate against groups of people—but it’s hard to know, since companies got squirrelly when asked exactly what they’re doing with the data they collect.

View Your Medical Records From Your Phone With Apple Health View Your Medical Records From Your Phone With Apple Health

iOS: Apple and certain medical institutions are making a play to get patients to view their medical records more frequently—and seamlessly—with Apple Health.

Change Your Venmo Settings to Private Right Now  Change Your Venmo Settings to Private Right Now 

If you use Venmo and haven’t changed your privacy settings from the default, you may want to rethink that—because it’s fairly simple for pretty much anyone to figure out what you’re doing and track your transactions if you haven’t.

How to Use YouTube's Incognito Mode How to Use YouTube's Incognito Mode

Android: Sometimes you want to watch a video on YouTube and not have it show up in your history. For those moments when you need to go undercover, YouTube recently added an Incognito mode that makes it easier to watch videos without leaving a trace.

How to Lock Down Your Privacy in Your Fitness App How to Lock Down Your Privacy in Your Fitness App

Who knows where you ran last week? If you’re privacy-minded, perhaps just you...and your running app. But our fitness apps often share more information than we realize. The Strava app, and now Polar Flow, have released maps that gave away potentially sensitive military locations.

How to Quickly Disable Fingerprint and Facial Recognition on Your Phone How to Quickly Disable Fingerprint and Facial Recognition on Your Phone

Opening your phone with your fingerprint or facial recognition is cool and convenient. But in the United States, enabling Touch ID or Face ID basically gives the cops free access to your phone if you’re arrested. Thankfully iOS and Android let you temporarily turn off fingerprint or face recognition with several…

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