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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 in each browser, and how to use it.

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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

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

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Apple’s botched CSAM plan shows need for digital rights

Apple’s failed communication round its CSAM plan shows why we need an international bill of human digital rights.

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Apple says it won’t expand controversial CSAM technology

Apple has tried to deflect criticism of its controversial CSAM protection system, but in doing so has illustrated what’s at stake.

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Online privacy: Best browsers, settings, and tips

Everything you do online is tracked when you use your browser. But you can fight back.

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How to give your phone an Android-12-inspired privacy upgrade

No Android 12? No problem. You can bring the software's latest layer of privacy protection onto any phone with 12 taps and 20 seconds of setup.

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Note to IT: Google really wants its privacy settings left alone

It's deeply unsurprising that newly-released information from the Attorney General's office for Arizona — released when a judge agreed to unseal some of the data — shows Google trying to hide privacy settings and tracking users after...

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The missing context around Google's Android privacy fallout

Recent revelations about Google's Android privacy practices are raising some red flags, but as usual, there's more to the story than meets the eye.

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Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Android 12's visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, but there's another area of the software you shouldn't be overlooking.

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How long until Apple boots apps from its stores for privacy issues?

Now that Apple has made its privacy protections more robust, it's inevitable it will begin to enforce them.

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Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

The just-published patent describes a feature that generates an employee “anxiety score” based on data such as blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting when workers need to take a break.

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2 big questions to ask about Google and privacy

Should you be panicking over Google's privacy practices? Time to cut through the hype and bring some practical perspective to a sensationalized subject.

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Collaboration analytics: Yes, you can track employees. Should you?

Analytics tools provided by Microsoft, Slack, and other collaboration app vendors offer insights into communication patterns and other employee work habits. But companies should be wary of reading too much into the data — or abusing...

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Your iPhone could soon be your driver's license (in Utah)

But most people won't be leaving their ID docs at home for a few years yet....

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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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Apple gets ready to launch its Find My ecosystem (updated)

Apple is introducing new opportunities for developers and manufacturers as it extends its Find My ecosystem.

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Apple switches off the ‘open web’ by making it better

Apple has begun rejecting apps that ignore its new App Tracking Transparency policy as it steams toward launch of iOS 14.5.

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WFH security lessons from the pandemic

The unplanned worldwide experiment in remote work has been a trial by fire for security pros. Here’s how IT teams have protected work-from-home employees, and what needs to be done moving forward.

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