Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

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Apple's Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy 'risks our way of life'

Apple's chief believes the personal impact of security breaches can be devastating

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

Netatmo weather stations upload Wi-Fi passwords and SSIDs to the company's servers over insecure connections

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Facebook introduces Legacy Contacts to manage your account when you die

A “legacy contact” gives users a little more control over their social networking afterlives, while keeping full account access on lockdown.

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Shhh! Your smart TV is eavesdropping on you

Samsung’s Smart TV privacy policy is raising new concerns about eavesdropping, though it’s not the first example of unnerving behavior from our televisions.

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Verizon to allow opt-outs of dubious perma-cookie program, but isn't giving up

Verizon is rethinking how it tampers with user web traffic just as the U.S. Senate starts asking questions.

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1Password's update highlights the difference between two-step and two-factor verification

Time-based one-time passwords are a second step, but not always a second factor. Still, for a lot of people they're a step up in security.

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When it comes to security, who can you trust?

Trust is a difficult commodity to measure, but Glenn Fleishman has some advice for how to tell if a company or service deserves your confidence.

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The best defenses against Verizon's invasive, already-being-abused web tracking

There are several tools that can block third-party advertising companies from zeroing in on your Web browsing.

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Instagram fixes flaw that let people see your private photos

Web links to once-public Instagram images lived on, even when you made your account private.

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'Super cookies' can track you even in private browsing mode, researcher says

Think you're safe from sneaky advertising companies tracking you when you're in private or incognito mode? You might not be.

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Family Sharing is convenient, but comes with its own risks

Apple should provide more granular controls for location tracking, and families need to understand how device wiping works.

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How to help a Good Samaritan return your lost iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Put your contact info on your lock screen and hope someone decent finds it.

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5 privacy fixes your Facebook News Feed needs by New Year’s

Facebook's privacy settings are a labyrinth of information. Here's what you need to know.

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Wickr brings its self-destructing messages to Windows, Mac and Linux

Just like the mobile version, Wickr's new desktop apps sends messages that vanish without a trace. But there's one thing it can't do on the new platforms that's pretty important.

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Bluetooth 4.2 supercharges smart homes, blocks privacy-bashing Beacons

Future Bluetooth devices could connect to the Internet through regular home routers, and require opt-in approval for privacy-invading Beacons.

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