Top Stories privacy
- Hola Better Internet Sells Your VPN Bandwidth To Botnets
- Stop Expecting Privacy When You Use Work Apps
- Ask An Expert All About Data Forensics, Privacy And Security
- Google Settings Is A Super-Useful Android App You've Missed
- If VPN Sites Are Blocked In Australia, You Can Always Build Your Own
- How To Use Private Browsing Mode On Every Platform
Google has several ways of managing different aspects of your account. The new My Account page is a hub of useful tools that you can tweak to modify the security or privacy of your account. It even has a Security Checkup and Privacy Checkup to quickly audit your settings.
Hola Better Internet is a popular Chrome extension that allows you to watch blocked content overseas. However, there’s something more nefarious going on behind the scenes: the company is selling the bandwidth of Hola users to anyone with money to buy, effectively turning its users into a botnet for hire.
You’re probably aware that Facebook collects a lot of information about you, and if you’re using the mobile Messenger app, that includes your location data as well. A new Chrome extension called Marauders Map lets anyone you’ve sent a message see that location information all at once.
Your privacy is important, and you need to take steps to protect it in the office environment. When you use office computers, phones or other gear, you shouldn’t expect privacy. And yet, so many still do. Here’s why it doesn’t make sense, and what you can actually do if you want to have an off the record conversation.
Chrome: We’ve already talked about how great TunnelBear is on Android and iOS. You can use it to get around region blocks, avoid IP tracking and maintain your privacy. Now, the discreet VPN is available to Chrome users with an extension.
Say hello to Jason Eaddy of Elysium Digital. Elysium conducts digital forensic and security investigations, typically working with organisations in technology-related legal matters.