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How To Tell If A Tinder Profile Is Fake

Fake profiles and chat bots were the most frustrating part of using Tinder when I compared it to its competitors. They’re everywhere, trying to sell you something or steal your personal information, trick you into downloading malware or even beg you to send money. If you just want to swipe in peace, here’s what you should look out for.


Stop Opera's New VPN From Leaking Your IP Address

Last week, Opera added a VPN to the dev version of its browser, which was certainly good news. The bad news is that unlike the more robust VPNs it tries to replace, it leaks data that should be encrypted all over the place, namely your private IP address. Here’s how to fix it.


Opera Just Introduced A Free VPN, Built Right Into Its Web Browser

Windows/Mac/Linux: Opera users just got a free, unlimited VPN that you can use to encrypt your data or get around location-based restrictions on content. It’s currently in the dev version of Opera, but turning it on is as easy as flipping a switch.


Blackberry's Decryption Key Debacle: We Should Have Seen This Coming

In a time when encryption is a sensitive topic and technology providers are eager to prove they have their users’ privacy at heart, reports of Blackberry handing over its global decryption key for its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to a police agency couldn’t have come at a worse time. But when you look at the company’s stance on working with government agencies, the news doesn’t come as a complete surprise. We take a closer look at the BlackBerry decryption debacle that exploded last week.


Encryption Explained For The Less Tech Savvy

Encryption and how you control data your is a hot topic right now, but understanding encryption and how it relates to your personal data is confusing. YouTuber CGP Grey explains encryption, as well as some of the issues up for debate right now, as simply as possible.


Desktop Version Of Message Encryption App Signal Now Available

For those who are serious about privacy, you would be familiar with messaging services that use end-to-end encryption. Signal is the one that is favoured by privacy activist Edward Snowden but unlike many popular messaging services like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, it didn’t support desktop use. We have some good news. Signal Desktop has come out of beta and is now publicly available. Here’s are the details.


How Social Engineering Attacks Happen, And How You Can Avoid Them

We’ve discussed why social engineering should be your biggest security concern before, but this graphic breaks down how those attacks happen online, on the phone, and even in person, along with what you should be on the lookout for.


How To Password Protect Apple Notes

Mac/iOS: Apple rolled out a handy new password protection feature for its Notes app on iOS and OS X in recent updates, but it’s not super obvious how to actually use it. Here’s how to lock those notes.


WhatsApp Turns On End-to-End Encryption For Every Message

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has rolled out encrypted messages for its entire service. The encryption now protects texts, voice calls video and chat rooms.


1Password For Mac Makes Switching From Other Password Managers Easier

Mac: 1Password was updated today with a couple of new features that provide some speed boosts and make importing your passwords from another service a lot easier.


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