Dear Lifehacker, I've got my tinfoil hat on and am trying to track down and delete any old accounts on services I've signed up to but which are no longer being used. Problem is I can't remember what I've signed up to in the past. Do you know of any service where you can put in your email and it will show what sites/services it's registered to?
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Dear Lifehacker, Drones are becoming part of our lives whether we like it or not. Some (like myself) are concerned about the level of privacy we are going to be entitled to in the near future. In addition to criminal elements using drones to case out your property, they can also be exploited by businesses such as solar panel installers looking for potential sales. What legal protections are in place to block drones from snooping on us? And what measures are we allowed to take to self-protect our properties?
Microsoft will be collecting less tracking information about its users on Windows 10 and will give them more control over their privacy. There has been criticism about Microsoft's perceived heavy-handed data collection methods since Windows 10 was launched in 2015. Now the company wants to win back the trust of its customers. Here's are the changes it has made to Windows 10 to improve privacy on the operating system.
Chrome: We've mentioned time and time again that Chrome's password manager is not very secure, but it was never very easy to actually heed that advice unless you wanted to start over from scratch. Ghacks points to an experimental feature where you can enable the option to export passwords.
With modern cars becoming more connected, with smarter features, hacking is a real danger. It's rare, but it's already happening. We're not in the "stop your engine" world yet, but it's easy to break into a car with keyless entry and steal everything inside without the owner ever knowing the car was unlocked.
Burner is already great to give a phone number to people you may not want to have your real number, but its chat bot, Ghostbot, makes it even better — and safer. Whether it's a bad date who won't stop texting you or an annoying match on a dating site, Ghostbot can take care of it for automatically.
We last updated our list of best VPN providers in 2014, but a lot has changed since then. With Netflix blocking VPNs and privacy becoming more of a concern than ever, the parameters of a good VPN for Aussie users have shifted. Some popular choices have fallen out of favour of late, so we've had a look at what VPN users in Australia are recommending now and for the year ahead.
Earlier last week, it was revealed that a number of popular Netgear routers had exploitable security holes that made it possible for someone to take control of your network. Now, that hole has been patched up, but you'll need to update your firmware.
Most services you might use to save links for future reference or reading are part social network and part sharing service. They're designed to help you share those links, or make big lists. LinkLocker is none of those — it's completely private, and the only person who can see your bookmarks is you. It's perfect.
A shiny Netflix subscription or Spotify gift card may not be the most fun item on your wish list, but they and other web services you use every day can still make great, useful gifts that keep giving long after the season is over. Here are some of our favourite premium apps and web services worth gifting.
Google's new "Trusted Contacts" app and service makes sure your loved ones always know where you are or can find out where you are if there's an emergency. It's opt-in from both sides, only shares in real-time when you want it to and can put an end to "where are you, are you OK?" texts when someone's late home or to a meeting.
Ransomware, malware that enables attackers to disable systems or encrypt your data until you pay them, is on the rise. If you've become the victim of an attack, these four decryption tools might save the day.
Google has become synonymous with online search - to the point where it's the only search engine that many people have ever used. If you still haven't asked anyone but Google to answer your search queries — it's time to rethink your approach to web browsing.