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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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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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How and why you should use a VPN to protect your data's final mile

Virtual private networks (VPNs for hire) are cheap and very easy to use on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

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Bad guys listening in? Take steps to avoid public Wi-Fi snooping

A reader is concerned about the security of his laptop on a public Wi-Fi network. We offer tips for keeping the bad guys out.

How to identify VPN protocols in OS X

At first glance it can be difficult to determine exactly which VPN protocol was created in OS X's Network system preference. Ah, but with a second look...