privacy

HandyLock Locks Your Mac When You Walk Away, Unlocks When You Return

Mac: HandyLock is a utility that makes sure your Mac is locked and password-protected every time you get up and wander away from it. It uses your phone — or any other Bluetooth device — as a “key”. When it’s out of range, the app will lock your screen for you, automatically.


Xpire Sets Social Media Posts To Automatically Expire

iOS: Not every post needs to live forever. Xpire allows you to set expiring posts for Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.


Chat Lock Protects Floating Message Apps Such As Facebook's Chat Heads

Android: Facebook introduced a genuinely cool feature with Chat Heads, but there’s one problem with it; you can open it anywhere, so per-app security PINs aren’t very helpful. Chat Lock fixes this problem.


This Graphic Shows How To Remove Embarrassing Photos From Social Media

Even if you think you’re sharing or storing photos privately online, there’s always a chance that your pictures could inadvertently get into the wrong hands. Here’s how to completely remove photos you don’t want shared from Facebook, Google, Instagram and Twitter.


Make Sure Your Phone's Photos Aren't Revealing Your Location

Your photos might be revealing your location without you realising it. Here’s how to make sure your phone doesn’t log the location of each photo you take.


TunnelBear Mobile Is An Elegant, Easy Mobile VPN That Keeps You Safe

Android/iOS: A good VPN is a must-have. We have some favourites to recommend, but finding a good phone-friendly VPN is another matter. TunnelBear, one of our favourite services to get around location-restrictions, just launched updated mobile apps that make mobile security and privacy a snap.


The Start-To-Finish Guide To Securing Your Cloud Storage

Whether your files are stored on Dropbox, iCloud or Mega, they could do with a little more security. It’s impossible to make them “hack proof”, but there are a few steps you can take to make your data as secure as possible — and still convenient to access. Let’s walk through those steps.


Secrecy Locks Your Files In Encrypted, Password-Protected Vaults

Android: We’ve talked before about how to protect your sensitive data. If you use an Android phone, Secrecy might be one of the better solutions. Not only does it hide files in password-protected vaults, it encrypts them when not in use.


Why Social Engineering Should Be Your Biggest Security Concern

We should all know the basics of security — using strong passwords and two-factor authentication to keep your information protected. However, many recent security and privacy breaches have had less to do with bad passwords and more to do with social engineering. Let’s look at what that is, how it can happen without you knowing, and how you can protect yourself.


This Comic Explains When It's OK To Share Private Sexy Pictures

With the controversy over celebrity nudes this week, we figured it’s time for a basic reminder on the topic of sharing nude pictures. This panel from one of Erika Moen‘s recent Oh Joy Sex Toy comics explains perfectly.