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Android Privacy Feature

A phenomenal Android privacy feature you probably forget to use

This underappreciated Android gem can protect your privacy and make your phone significantly more secure, but it's up to you to dust it off and use it.

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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

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Apple strengthens commitment to human rights with new policy

Will other enterprises find they must match Apple's move?

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Why coronavirus contact tracing apps are failing

Security, yes. But the biggest problem to adoption is staring us all in the mirror. Here's what that means for you and your organization.

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How to go incognito in Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari

While 'incognito' mode in any of the big four web browsers offers a measure of privacy, it doesn't completely hide your tracks online. Here's how the feature works, and how to use it.

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The ultimate guide to privacy on Android

Take back control and decide exactly how information is used on your Android phone.

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Mobile security forces difficult questions

As governments consider COVID-19 contact tracing and its privacy implications, it's not a bad idea for companies to take the opportunity to look more closely at their mobile agreements with employees.

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Technology winners and losers in the days of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is revealing just where our technology is up to the challenge and where it's failing.

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MIT researchers say mobile voting app piloted in U.S. is rife with vulnerabilities

The flaws could let a hacker alter, stop or expose how a person has voted.

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Iowa Caucus chaos likely to set back mobile voting

While the app used to tally votes during the Iowa Caucus on Monday was not a mobile voting app, it could still undermine confidence in any future attempts to roll out the technology.

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Fed rule on patient access to healthcare data gets EMR vendor pushback

A rule that would allow greater access to electronic healthcare information for patients and their doctors is being challenged by some of the vendors supplying the technology.

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Sad but true

Some things just can’t be anonymized.

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Google and Microsoft have gone too far

Google and Microsoft are using dark pattern design to trick or force users to do things they never intended. Is it time to switch to more ethical search engines? (We list 10 alternatives.)

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Amid privacy and security failures, digital IDs advance

Blockchain-based digital wallets could give owners control over their digital identity in a way that would eliminate the business silo systems of today.

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When does protecting privacy morph into invading privacy?

Employees and consumers are being more careful about sharing information that goes beyond strict need-to-know. We ran into one company that seems to not get that.

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How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)

As blockchain gains credibility in the marketplace, it's being piloted for uses never before considered. But the nascent technology will need to mature, both technically and as a part of a more complete ecosystem, before seeing...

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Annoying, you say?

Really, there ought to be a law.

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Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone

There's a multi-billion dollar industry built around collecting healthcare data and anonymizing it so it can be used for research; it's perfectly legal.

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