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The Brave browser basics – what it does, how it differs from rivals

The web browser from Brave Software relies on an unusual business model: it strips out ads from websites, replaces them with its own ads, then allows users to send money to sites they like.

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Lawmakers investigate how AI in Apple, Google invade privacy

The government is finally understanding the invasion of privacy concerns around companies like Facebook, Apple and Google with their services and devices like iPhone and Android. Will these companies fix the real problem or be forced...

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How Apple could disrupt healthcare

A number of recent moves by Apple could turn your iPhone into a personal health hub – and eventually upend the healthcare industry.

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Supreme Court: Your digital location is protected by the Constitution

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court Friday affirmed that law enforcement must obtain a warrant to access mobile phone location data collected by wireless providers – a win for consumer privacy.

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Apple pushes privacy theme in Safari for iOS 12, 'Mojave'

The browser is getting new privacy and security tricks, including better integration with third-party password managers and less tracking with cookies.

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Is your company part of the GDPR 'mobile loophole'?

Europe is leading the way in privacy protection with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). But most companies are not focused on what it means for their mobile workers.

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Amazon's Echo privacy flub has big implications for IT

Amazon has confirmed that one of its Echo devices recorded a family's conversation and then messaged it to a random person on the family's contact list. The implications are terrifying.

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Tech Talk: As GDPR looms, companies rush to comply

Our tech experts take a look at what the May 25 deadline for compliance with new EU privacy rules means, and how companies are struggling to make sure they're ready.

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Tech Talk: Prepping for GDPR

CSO's Michael Nadeau and Steve Ragan join Computerworld's Ken Mingis and IDG Communications' Mark Lewis to look at what the new EU privacy rules mean. They offer insights on how companies can prepare – and what happens if they don't.

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Watch out for Gmail’s new Confidential Mode

It’s easy and useful, but Google’s new ‘secure email’ is neither secure nor email.

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Will blockchain run afoul of GDPR? (Yes and no)

The immutable nature of blockchain networks could break Europe's new GDPR rules. But when implemented properly, the distributed ledger technology could also be part of the solution for compliance.

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The best privacy and security apps for Android

Forget malware scanners or over-the-top security suites: These are the apps that'll actually improve your security and protect your privacy on Android.

When every public screen is your personal screen

Augmented reality without glasses or goggles? It’s called ‘parallel reality,’ and it’s coming soon.

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How blockchain could solve the internet privacy problem

Blockchain, with its encrypted and immutable record, will eventually be used create universal digital identities, filled with information that only we will control and that will link back to the issuing banks, governments or even...

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The best password managers for Android

Not all Android password management apps are created equal -- so which one makes the most sense for you?

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Apple’s Siri: The only search engine you’ll need

Is Apple about to get into search? Probably not in the conventional sense, but Apple’s successful hire of Google’s John Giannandrea shows there’s a new kid in town.

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7 questions to ask your EMM provider about GDPR compliance

Protecting data on mobile devices is key to complying with new EU privacy regulations going into effect in May. With the deadline looming, here’s what you should be asking your EMM vendor.

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Mozilla takes advantage of Facebook woes to trumpet isolationist Firefox add-on

The browser maker is touting 'Facebook Container' as a way to wall off users' Facebook activities – a new bid to attract the privacy conscious.

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