privacy

Facebook Launches Privacy Basics To Help You Learn How It Uses Your Data

Facebook has announced that it plans to update its terms of use and privacy policies at the start of next year. Coinciding with this change, the company has introduced Privacy Basics to help you understand how to stay private on the site and how Facebook uses your data.


Access OS X's Packet Sniffer With The Wireless Diagnostics Tool

We’ve shown you how to tap your network and monitor everything that’s happening before. However, blogger Jacob Salmela’s shows off a trick that makes it even easier using OS X Yosemite’s packet sniffer.


How Regin Malware Spies While Escaping Detection

The computer-security firm Symantec says it may have found some of the most sophisticated malicious software ever made. The cyber-espionage bug, called Regin, has been making attacks for many years without being caught.


How To Prevent People From Knowing When You've Seen A Message In Apps

It seems like every messaging app these days, from iMessage to Facebook, insists on sending “read receipts” letting people know that you’ve seen their messages. This can be annoying. Here’s how to turn off the feature in some of the most popular apps.


Set AirDrop To 'Contacts Only' To Protect Your Privacy (And Your Eyes)

iOS: AirDrop lets you transfer files between iOS devices with a swipe of your finger. It also lets you transfer the files to devices nearby. If you don’t set it to “contacts only”, anyone near you can send files.


What Really Happens When You Delete Something From Your PC

If you want to sell or dispose of your computer, it’s important to make sure there isn’t any data left on there for someone to find. When it comes to NTFS-formatted hard drives, simply deleting your files isn’t enough.


How To Safely Share Your Home Wi-Fi With Friends

You probably work hard to make sure your Wi-Fi network is secure. That’s important, but sometimes — when you have guests over or host events, for example — sharing is good too. Here’s how to share your Wi-Fi without compromising your security.


How To Stop People Hacking Your Webcam

There are concerns that thousands of private webcams around the world could be streaming live images to anybody who wishes to view them — without their owner knowing — thanks to a Russian website providing a convenient list of every camera that can be accessed.


Build A Tiny Computer-Hacking Tool With A Raspberry Pi

Kali is a great tool for testing the security of your network and the operating system works on just about everything that can run Linux. That includes the Raspberry Pi. What’s even better is a new distribution that brings along support for a touchscreen.


Wiper Offers Encrypted Calls And Text Messages You Can Erase Later

iOS/Android: There’s certainly no shortage of apps that promise to let you send secure texts, photos, and more and then delete them from the recipient’s phone later, but Wiper is one of the first to do that and add in encrypted voice calls. It’s free, and you can control when the messages you’ve sent get erased.