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Should Kids Have A 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online?

Every day, millions of pictures and posts go up online detailing the adventures of parents with their offspring. Should those kids have the right for those posts to be expunged?


Delete Previous Versions Of Files In OS X With This Menu Option

When you create files with most of Apple’s apps (and some third-party ones) it automatically saves several versions of that files so you can easily jump back to a previous version. This is great in most cases, but if you’re sharing your computer, you might not want people to have access. Six Colours points to a somewhat hidden menu to delete those files.


Twitter Adds A Feature To Monitor Devices Connected To Your Account

Twitter released a new data dashboard tool today that allows you to see login activity to help ensure no extra devices are connected to your account. When you head to the Twitter data dashboard, you’ll now see a list of login activity.


Micro Snitch Monitors Your Mac's Camera And Microphone Access

Mac: Worried that an app might be using your microphone or webcam without your knowledge? Micro Snitch monitors your mic and camera so you know if anything weird’s going on.


How To Configure OS X To Protect Your Privacy

Setting up a new computer is hard enough, but if you’re privacy minded, things are even more complicated. This is especially the case with a Mac, which keeps all kinds of stuff behind the scenes. Whether you’re setting up a new system or installing a new version of OS X, now’s a good time to check your privacy settings.


How To Configure Windows 10 To Protect Your Privacy

When you first get a new Windows computer (or set up an old one), you might be focused on downloading your favourite apps and transferring your files. This is also a good time to configure your machine to protect your privacy.


How To Support A Distressed Coworker

When you spend over 40 hours a week with the same group of people, you can’t help but form bonds. Shared experiences at office, dealing with tough bosses, and frequenting favourite lunch spots can turn colleagues into personal friends. But when a coworker is going through a personal crisis, how do you show support while respecting their privacy?


Lifehacker 101: How To Choose The Right VPN In Australia

Not all virtual private networks (VPNs) are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.


Prevent Windows 10 Apps From Using Your Webcam

It’s commonplace for mobile operating systems to restrict access to hardware on a case-by-case basis and now it’s become a feature of desktop platforms, including the latest from Microsoft. If you’re wondering how you can stop programs from using your webcam (or microphone) in Windows 10, you just need to tweak some privacy settings.


Facebook Can Recognise You Without Your Face

Facebook already knows a fair amount about you, but the revelation that it can recognise people sans actual facial recognition says a lot about its data capture abilities.


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