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Websites Know More About You Than You Think

You might know that websites are tracking the sites you're using, but did you know they're also tracking your exact location? That's just the start, though, because the websites you're visiting know much more about you than you think.

Ransomware

How to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

The concept of holding someone for ransom is a familiar part of our cultural lexicon at this point. We've all seen the movies - someone gets kidnapped, the kidnappers call with a demand, the hero raises to rescue the victim before it's too late. But these days, a more realistic storyline would be not about holding a person for ransom but instead about holding someone's data for ransom. It's called ransomware, and here's how to protect yourself from it.

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Snooper's Charter Receives Royal Assent

The Investigatory Powers Bill, commonly referred to as the Snooper's Charter, became an act on December 3, 2016, despite being heavily petitioned by UK citizens concerned about increased online surveillance.

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Snooper's Charter Threatens Online Privacy the UK

The Investigatory Powers Bill aims to track your online activity. Commonly referred to as the Snooper's Charter, the bill is currently awaiting royal assent before becoming an act.

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Tips for Safe and Secure Online Shopping

Online shopping is convenient way to get the best deals without having brave the crowds. If you like to shop online, here are our tips on how to keep secure and safe.

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Why Online Privacy is Important Regardless of Who is President

Online security companies have seen an uptick in signups since the election earlier this month. But as Edward Snowden pointed out in a recent interview, online privacy should be a priority regardless of who sits in the White House. Here are some concrete steps you can take.

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Russia Bans LinkedIn, More Sites Likely to Follow

Moscow District Court ruling blocks professional networking site due to server compliance discrepancies. The order cites a Russian bill passed back in 2014 that calls for personal data belonging to citizens to be stored on Russian servers.

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Our Thoughts On Firefox's New Private Browser, and Where Focus Falls Short

Firefox Focus provides free, automatic private browsing to iOS users. But when it comes to true private browsing, the new browser loses focus on what matters most. Here are our thoughts on how Focus can take private browsing to the next level.

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Internet Freedom Wanes Worldwide as Governments Target Messaging Apps and Social Media

A new report from Freedom on the Net reveals that freedom on the internet is declining worldwide, with governments attacking messaging apps and social media during political and social unrest. This is the sixth year in a row that the global level of internet access has declined.

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