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How To Totally Disable Widgets On The iOS 10 Lock Screen

iOS: iOS 10 is packed with its share of new features, but the lock screen is easily the biggest change. With that comes a new widget screen that has all kinds of potential to mess with your privacy. Here’s how to disable it completely.


Apple Tracks Your iMessage Contacts, May Share Them With Law Enforcement

What you say in your iMessages may be somewhat private and safe from the prying eyes of law enforcement, but the people you have in your contacts list isn’t. In fact, Apple logs your iMessage contacts almost every time you enter a new number to start a message.


Ungoogled Chromium Strips Away The Privacy-Invading Features From Chrome

Chrome’s a great browser, but there’s no denying that Google’s got eyes deep inside it to track all kinds of stuff. Ungoogled Chromium is a special build that strips as much of that stuff away as possible.


This Page Lets You Disable A Lot Of Google's Activity Tracking

Google tracks a lot of your data. If you’re comfortable with that, it can make your life a little easier. If you’re not, it can be a pain to figure out how to turn it off. Fortunately, there’s one settings page where you can disable a lot of it.


Signal, The Encrypted Chat App, Is Now Available On The Desktop

Chrome: Signal, the encrypted chat app built by Open Whisper Systems and approved by the likes of Edward Snowden, is now available as a desktop app through Chrome.


Make Sure You're Recording People With Your Home Security Cameras Legally

It’s never been easier to set up your own home security system. However, if your cameras can record audio, depending on the state or territory you live in, you could run afoul of privacy laws if you don’t have consent from people who visit your home.


TunnelBear Cleans Up Its Interface, Improves Connection Speeds And Adds New Security Features

Windows/Mac: TunnelBear is one of the best VPN services around, but the faux-retro wood aesthetic always put it in the ugly bin. Today, they have updated their apps so they look and work a bit better.


Opera's Free Inbuilt VPN Rolls Out For Everyone Today

Windows/Mac/Linux: A few months ago, Opera launched its own free, built-in VPN, but you could only get it if you manually enabled it in the dev version of the browser. Now, it’s available for everyone in the stable version of Opera.


Child-Abducting Clowns Are Mostly A Figment Of Your Imagination

By now, you’ve doubtlessly seen the news reports about creepy clowns that are causing widespread panic across America. If the stories are to be believed, these sinister face-painted funsters have been popping up all over the US to menace secluded hikers and entice kids into unmarked vans. If you suffer from extreme coulrophobia, you’re probably losing sleep over this. But there’s no need to worry. We explain why there’s no need to panic. (Yet).


The Australian Census Deadline Is Today (Which Means Fines Are Not Far Away)

If you haven’t got around to completing the Australian Census yet, you need to do it right now. From September 23, census holdouts will start to receive less-than-friendly visits from the ABS. If you don’t have a sufficient excuse for not submiting the form, you could face penalties of up to $180 per day. If you’ve forgotten your Census login code, are concerned about privacy or have no idea what’s going on, here’s what you need to know.


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