privacy

Ugly Mail Identifies Emails That Track You

Chrome: It’s possible for people to track whether you’ve seen an email using tracking pixels, and if that idea makes you cringe a bit, Ugly Mail warns you when an email you receive can track you.


Keep One Unpublishable, Private Journal To Improve Your Writing

Writing is a deeply personal habit. There are plenty of ways to beat writer’s block, but if you want to get the words flowing and improve the quality of your writing, keep at least one journal you never intend for the world to see.


Online Safety Is Ultimately Our Own Responsibility

Going online without understanding the basics of how the internet works is like getting behind the wheel without knowing the road rules: you might still get where you’re going, but you could be a danger to yourself and those around you.


Hackers' Kit Bag: The Tools That Terrorise The Internet

Hacking is a state of mind. Traditionally, hackers like to discover, understand and share the secrets they expose. They like to laugh at the dumb things they find. They’re not necessarily in it for the money, more so for the glory of mastering the arcane technicalities of computing. Hackers form a community where the most “l33t” (pron. “leet”, short for “elite”) hackers gain the most respect.


How Your Phone Became A Secret Tracking Device

Mobile phones have become central to our lives. In the US, 90% of adults have one. Although we think of mobile phones for their primary role in communication, they have quietly become a global identification device.


How To Ditch Dropbox And Sync Files With BitTorrent Sync

Dropbox (and similar cloud services) are awesome, but they don’t give you that much control, security or privacy over your files. If you want to take control into your own hands without losing the features of cloud syncing services, BitTorrent Sync is the service for you. Here’s how to use it.


How To Test Your PC For The New 'Superfish' Security Vulnerability

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a piece of adware called Superfish that makes your computer vulnerable to all kinds of attacks. Superfish ships preloaded on many Lenovo computers, but can also be installed on any machine. Here’s what’s going on and how to test if you’re infected