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Your smartphone tracks your location constantly, and if you use Google services on it, Google keeps a log of that information. That can deliver useful features — directions to your destination, the weather where you are right now — but that thought does freak some people out. If it makes you uncomfortable, here’s how to opt-out.
Hi Lifehacker, I use two-factor authentication everywhere I can. Most times I’m accessing one of my online accounts I do so on my PC, and my smartphone is the second factor. But as more and more gets done on smartphones I’m wondering how it will still be relevant to have two-factor protection. What’s the point of having two-factor authentication if the second factor is the same device?
Chrome: It’s ridiculous that you have to open multiple Chrome profiles or incognito windows just to sign into different accounts on the same web site. To quickly log in with two or more profiles for one service, it doesn’t get easier than Multi-Account Login.
Christmas is fast approaching, and this year is set to be the biggest ever for online shopping. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent by Australians alone. And every year, the flurry of online activity prompts warnings about the dangers of internet shopping. While this has become less problematic over time as advanced online security technology becomes stronger at both ends of transactions, there is another, lesser-known (and easy) way to fall foul of hackers: malicious advertising.