How To Automatically Back Up And Purge Your Gmail Every 30 Days

If the Sony hack has taught us anything, it’s that keeping incriminating emails in your inbox is a terrible idea. If someone gets into your email, everything you’ve ever said could be out in the open. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen by automatically backing up and deleting everything in your Gmail account on a schedule.


What We Can Learn From The Biggest Corporate Hacks

The past few years have seen an absurd amount of companies getting hacked, from simple passwords to entire databases of email. Wen we’re affected by these hacks, we look for someone to blame — but we rarely stop to look at our own lives and see what we can learn from these companies’ mistakes.


Ask LH: What Happens If I Use Two-Factor Authentication And Lose My Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve heard that I need to enable two-factor authentication on my phone, but it seems risky. What happens if I lose my phone? Will I lose my entire account? And if I change phones, how do I move the authenticator to a new device?


Replace A Lost Apple ID Recovery Key Before You're Locked Out

Apple’s two-factor authentication relies on a Recovery Key when you get locked out, and you can’t access your account if it’s hacked without that key. The Next Web learnt this the hard way.


Modify Facebook's Ad Preferences To Control Which Ads You See

Facebook ads aren’t the worst we’ve seen, but they’re still annoying, and many of them are poorly targeted. Modify your ad preferences to stop Facebook’s tracking or to make the ad selection better.


Dashlane Password Changer Can Change Hacked Passwords With One Click

Every week it seems there’s a new hack. Using a password manager is important, but changing passwords can still be a pain. Dashlane’s new Password Changer takes the hassle away by letting you click once to change a hacked site’s password to a new, strong one, and save it in your vault.


Metapho Strips Photo Metadata Before Sharing

iOS: When you share a photo to a social network, you’re also sharing your metadata, which typically includes your location. A clever person can easily figure out where you are with that data. Metapho is an iPhone app that gets rid of it before you share.


FingerKey Unlocks Your Mac Using TouchID

iOS/Mac: Sick of typing in your password to unlock your Mac? FingerKey allows you to unlock your Mac using your iPhone’s TouchID.


Remove Your Data From Lots Of 'People Search Engines' With This List

Search engines like Pipl allow you to find information on just about anyone. If you’d like to get your information removed, Computerworld has a giant list of opt-out links for the most popular sites.


Unshort.me Expands Short Links So You Can See Where You're Clicking

Web/Chrome: Misdirection via URL shortener may not be as common as it once was, but you still find people posting Goo.gl, fb.me or bit.ly links in comment threads and on social networks claiming it’s one thing when it’s really another — or, worse, malware. Unshort.me gives you a tool to see where you’re really going before you click.