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There are lots of browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy, which leads to some natural questions: Which is the best? Do they all do the same thing? What should I really download? In this guide, we’re going to look at the most popular browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy online, and give you our recommendations.
Dear Lifehacker, I have been using CrashPlan ever since my house was burgled last year and a few laptops loaded with family photos were stolen. However, CrashPlan had a sharp price jump after its Australian data centre was opened. Is there any more affordable alternative that offer unlimited space and real time backup for three computers? Thanks, Crash Priced
Two-factor authentication is one of the best things you can do to secure your online accounts. Today, Microsoft is rolling out this important feature for Microsoft accounts — the key to Outlook.com, Windows 8 PCs, SkyDrive, Skype and Office. Here’s how to enable it on yours.
Firefox/Chrome: Disconnect has always been one of our favourite privacy protecting browser extensions. Now Disconnect is even faster, and speeds up the web by shutting down ad-trackers, social widgets and other snooping elements before they load, resulting in faster load times and less bandwidth consumed.
Google Drive is a great service for both creating and storing spreadsheets if you don’t want to shell out the cash for Excel. However, security is a concern, particularly when it comes to someone accessing your machine. This simple script from tech blog Skipser will allow you to encrypt all your data in a document and put it behind a password.
Android: There are handy apps that let you disable your Android password when connected to Wi-Fi networks, but this app takes that functionality further. Bluetooth and Wifi Unlocker removes the need to type in a passcode owhenever you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network or a Bluetooth device.