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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.


The Beginner's Guide To Setting Up LastPass

You know you’re supposed to use a password manager. In fact, you’ve been meaning to set one up for a long time, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Even popular ones, like LastPass, seem like a pain to set up. Good news: Getting started with a password manager is easier than you think.


Radio Silence Stops Mac Apps From Phoning Home, Now Shows You Traffic In Real Time

Mac: We were big fans of Radio Silence when it initially launched several years ago because it was one of the easiest, cheapest way to keep an eye on Mac apps secretly phoning home. A recent update makes Radio Silence a bit easier to use, and it now shows you traffic in real time.


How Hackers Get Your Passwords In Non-Technical Ways, And What To Do About It

We all know the limitations of strong passwords, or of reusing passwords, but the most common ways passwords are stolen are the simplest, and the least technical. This video from The Media Show explains how those methods work and what you can do about it (using puppets, too).


How To Keep Your Name Off The Census Without Getting Fined

Census night is tomorrow. This year’s Census will be the first one to retain name and address information from respondents. If you’re still against filling out the lengthy and probing survey due to privacy concerns, you may be able to get away with leaving key information out without being slapped a hefty fine. Here’s how.


How To Protect Yourself Against Ransomware [Infographic]

Ransomware is particularly damaging malware, where attackers either disable systems or encrypt your data and demand money to give access back to you. It’s a huge problem, and this graphic is a quick guide to those attacks, how they work, and how you can protect yourself from them.


How To Dodge Census 2016 To Protect Your Privacy

This year’s Census conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will not be anonymous. Your name and address information will be retained for up to four years. This new Census arrangement has privacy pundits up in arms. Yet, it’s compulsory for all Australian households to submit their information. So what should you do if you value your privacy and don’t want to fill out the Census form? Here are some suggestions on how to avoid it.


Census 2016: Should We Be Concerned About Our Privacy?

As you’ve probably heard, names and addresses collected as part of the 2016 Census will be retained to enable the census to be linked to other national data. (Names and addresses had previously been retained for 18 months, but the information is now planned to be kept for up to four years.) So should you be worried?


Windows 10 One Year On: Why Privacy Is Still A Concern

This week marks one year since the launch of what is arguably Microsoft’s most ambitious – and possibly most controversial – operating system: Windows 10. Windows 10 represents a fundamentally different approach compared to the earlier versions of Windows that many of us have used, such as the highly popular Windows 7. A year after its launch, it continues to evolve and improve upon its predecessor. However, the privacy concerns still haven’t gone away.


Go Incognito Opens Your Current Tab In Incognito Mode, Scrubs It From Your Browser History

Chrome: Go Incognito does one simple, very useful thing: It opens your current tab in Incognito mode, then removes any reference to that tab from your browser history. You know, in case you click a link or open something and you just forgot to do it in Incognito Mode first. It’s happened to all of us.


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