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Here's Some Of The Information Facebook Will Be Collecting From WhatsApp

WhatsApp betrayed its longstanding commitment to privacy today, when it announced plans to start sharing data with Facebook. But what data, exactly, …

Operating Systems

Saying hello to Allo and Duo: new apps for smart messaging and video calling

Netflix's New Speed Test Shows How Much Your ISP Is Screwing You Over

Fast.com is a single-purpose tool from Netflix that tells you the real-time download speeds on your current internet connection. That’s all it does, …

ISPs

Apple iTunes 12.4 Update Addresses A Controversial Music Problem

Apple released version 12.4 of iTunes earlier this week, which has design improvements and several bug fixes. The design improvements include a drop-down menu (Media Picker) and a left-hand bar that allows you to view your Music Library in new ways. But the biggest change in iTunes 12.4 is a bug …

Largest Study of Online Tracking Proves Google Really Is Watching Us All - MIT Technology Review

If you read or clicked anything online today, some part of Google probably knows about it.<p>That’s one lesson from the largest study yet of the …

Best free Android games of 2017

Have some time to kill and only your trusty Android phone to keep you company? Take a gander at some of the most exciting, engaging, and free games …

How to make your Windows 10 user account local

Article <i>Sheila Harris set up a new Windows 10 PC, and realized afterwards that she set it up with a Microsoft account. That’s not what she wanted.</i>Microsoft really wants the user account on your Windows 10 PC to match up with your account on the company’s cloud-based service. The company therefore …

Apple promises fix for Web link crashing bug in iOS 9.3 is coming 'soon' [u]

By<p>With a link-related bug plaguing some users since the launch of iOS 9.3, Apple has acknowledged that it is aware of the issue, and indicated that a …

Apple

How to Get Rid of Bloatware on Your Android Phone

Manufacturers and carriers often load Android phones with their own apps. If you don’t use them, they just clutter your system, or–even worse–drain …

​How to keep your smart TV from spying on you

Opinion: You could worry about Windows 10 spying on you, or you could worry about something a bit more serious -- like your TV listening in on you …

How to Disable Ads on Your Windows 10 Lock Screen

If you’re like me, you might have opened up your Windows 10 laptop today only to see a giant ad for Square Enix’s <i>Rise of the Tomb Raider</i> plastered …

Windows 10

How to clean the Windows 10 crapware off your Windows 7 or 8.1 PC

I don't know why Microsoft would want to destroy trust in Windows 7 and 8.1, but it's sure doing a good job of it.<p>Microsoft has already proved …

GWX Stopper permanently deletes 'Get Windows 10' nagware in Windows 7, 8.1

Over the past few months I've written many times about the Windows 10 nagware patches designed for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update systems, …

Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Upgrades Automatic For Windows 7, Windows 8

Happy using Windows 7 or Windows 8? You might not be happy much longer, because Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will now start installing automatically on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs…<p>The development sees Microsoft follow through on its controversial October roadmap which said Windows 10 would …

How to Delete Your Netflix Viewing Activity and “Continue Watching”

If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you’ve probably watched a movie or TV show that you’d rather not appear in your view history. There’s a simple way to …

Best Android tablet apps of 2016

Best Android tablet app for photos: AR effect<p>If you spend plenty of time admiring your holiday photos, Facebook photos, selfies, then you'll want a …

Why 'I Have Nothing to Hide' Is the Wrong Way to Think About Surveillance

Suddenly, it feels like 2000 again. Back then, surveillance programs like [Carnivore](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnivore_(software), Echelon, …

How to fix Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update blunder: nuked Office templates

It’s bad enough that Microsoft is so pushy about getting users to upgrade their PCs to Windows 10. These software updates don’t always go as planned, and Microsoft this week released another update that’s wreaking havoc on some versions of Microsoft Word.<p>If you use Word 2016, the latest version of …

Software

How to Clean Up Your Cluttered Facebook Messages

Sledgehammer Games/Activision<p>Ubisoft<p>Ashley Gilbertson for TIME<p>The Creative Assembly<p>Ubisoft<p>Ubisoft<p>Bungie<p>Nintendo<p>Sucker Punch …

Google Has Been Recording You. Here's How to Delete the Files

This is not "OK Google."<p>You probably know that Google keeps track of everything you type into its search bar, just like it scans your email to …

Lawmakers Have Snuck CISA Into a Bill That Is Guaranteed to Become a Law

This is some House of Cards-style shit and you can't do anything about it.<p>To anyone who has protested the sweeping, vague, and privacy-killing iterations of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act or the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act over the last several years, sorry, …

Forgot Your WiFi Password? How to Find It in Windows

Hmm I just noticed this article from last year has a perfect rating from over 40 users so it must be both pretty good and very useful. So here it is …

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These are the Android apps that kill your battery and use up all your data

Whether you’re a seasoned Android user or you’ve just purchased your first smartphone, it’s very likely you have quite a few apps installed on your …

Apps

Apple's 25 Best iPhone Apps of the Year

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Final Text Of CISA Apparently Removed What Little Privacy Protections Had Been In There

Back in October, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which has nothing to with cybersecurity …

Top 10 Ways to Browse the Web Better on Your Phone

Looking up things online is one of the main reasons most of us pay for a data plan, but let’s face it: Surfing the web on a tiny screen with a tiny …