privacy

How to Avoid Malware on TikTok and Instagram

TikTok’s days as a viable social media platform might be numbered, at least in the U.S. (unless something changes before Trump’s recent executive order kills it for good), but the app still works for now, and its massive user base is as active as ever. And that includes shady app…

How to Piss Off Advertisers With Your iOS 14 Settings

Of all the big tech companies, Apple has arguably the best privacy policies. And with iOS 14, Apple is making yet another big privacy-focused upgrade to iOS. Once the new OS update hits this Friday, users can choose to hide their device’s “Identifier for Advertisers” (IDFA) number from apps. And…

Don’t Use Bridgefy for Messaging at Protests

Readers who regularly attend protests are likely familiar with the Bridgefy messaging app, and may even use it. The app was initially envisioned as an “offline” communication network for use in rural communities, at times of high network congestion (like sporting events), or even amid natural disasters. The app uses…