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Micro Snitch Monitors Your Mac's Camera And Microphone Access

Mac: Worried that an app might be using your microphone or webcam without your knowledge? Micro Snitch monitors your mic and camera so you know if anything weird’s going on.


How To Configure OS X To Protect Your Privacy

Setting up a new computer is hard enough, but if you’re privacy minded, things are even more complicated. This is especially the case with a Mac, which keeps all kinds of stuff behind the scenes. Whether you’re setting up a new system or installing a new version of OS X, now’s a good time to check your privacy settings.


Five Common Granny Scams (And How To Avoid Them)

Scammers and identity thieves prey on all types, but some of the most vulnerable — and often targeted — by those criminals are senior citizens. From convincing “reverse mortgage” ads to aggressive calls claiming to be from the government, here are some of the most common scams directed at seniors, and how to avoid them or help your relatives avoid them.


How To Configure Windows 10 To Protect Your Privacy

When you first get a new Windows computer (or set up an old one), you might be focused on downloading your favourite apps and transferring your files. This is also a good time to configure your machine to protect your privacy.


Lifehacker 101: How To Choose The Right VPN In Australia

Not all virtual private networks (VPNs) are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.


Lifehacker 101: Smart Locks

You may have heard the term “Smart Lock” applied to a new category of devices. But what is a smart lock, and why would you want one?


Samsung's Update Software Breaks Windows Update

Some of Samsung’s laptops quite deliberately break the option to have Windows automatically update itself.


Hack USB To Improve Security While Charging

It’s seriously handy to charge your devices via any available USB port, but it’s also a data and malware security risk, depending on configuration. It’s feasible to hack USB connectivity to lessen the risks.


Privacy Isn't Just Digital: What I Learnt In Private Investigations

When you think about protecting your privacy, you probably think about your Facebook data or text messages. However, as I learnt while working for a private investigations company, most of us don’t fully understand how privacy works, how it extends beyond our browser history, or how we’re really vulnerable.


Make A Secret 'Doortop Stash' To Hide Your Valuables

You’ve probably never thought about hiding something in the top of your door, but that’s exactly what makes it such a great hiding place for small valuables. This video demonstrates how you can use this inconspicuous nook to keep your jewelry and important data safe.


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