Internet Privacy

by William Min ·Posted 04/16/2018
If Facebook's scandals and congressional hearings have got you questioning whether you should post that meme, maybe it’s time to update some of your privacy settings. We’ll show you how to control who can see your profile and what you post, as well as go over how you can improve your privacy on three of the most popular social media platforms. Facebook Facebook's privacy settings have always been confusing. Usually buried in multiple menus, it was difficult to make sure your personal data was safe and secure. Now, in the wake of the Cambridge
by William Min ·Posted 04/07/2017
There are many reasons you may want to clear your browsing history, not all of which are X-rated (reminder: this is a family-friendly website). Maybe your browser keeps bringing up the URLs of old websites you no longer visit (sorry, MySpace). Or maybe your browser keeps auto-filling your old address instead of your current one into the shipping-address section. Sometimes, it’s good to start from scratch. But before you decide to terminate your entire existence on your browser, you should know what info each option deletes. You can delete the
by Chris Goldin ·Posted 05/01/2017
Any form of security or protection is only as good as its weakest link. When it comes to cybersecurity, that weakest link is almost always people. As convenient as it is to blame security breaches on smartphone or computer operating systems, people are usually the ones to blame for security mishaps. It doesn’t matter whether your computer web browser is vulnerable to viruses if you download and install spyware yourself because you clicked on some shady ad that said it would speed up your computer if you did so. Malware doesn’t need to use a
by William Min ·Posted 04/20/2017
Microsoft made it no secret that it wanted Windows 10 to give you a personalized experience. The company wanted you to get your local weather forecast without keying in your zip code, or have Cortana send an email or text on your behalf via voice input. Unfortunately, this means that Microsoft must collect a great deal of data on how you use your computer. If you’re uncomfortable with that, here are some tips on how to increase your privacy on Windows 10. Advertising ID What it DoesYour advertising ID allows Microsoft to personalize the ads