Top 10 Adblockers for Apple iOS devices

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Today Apple held its annual Worldwide Developer Conference. Many great features were announced on all four platforms that Apple now focuses on; watchOS, tvOS, iOS and macOS (formerly Mac OS X). Apple continues to focus on the privacy of its users, and the forthcoming iOS 10 update shows that more than ever. An important but controversial part of privacy and security is using adblockers. The use of this technology is a big issue and leaves many people divided. Ads aren’t going away, and until the advertising experience is improved, especially …

LiquidVPN’s Privacy Toolkit: Surf, Call, Chat, IM and Pay Privately

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Are you concerned about your privacy? Check out this toolkit of apps and services. They can help you take back control. Stay private and read on. Further Reading Tordow 2.0 Is Android Malware That Targets Your Bank Account 8 Common VPN Myths And Why They Aren’t True Online privacy is increasingly rare these days. And as the United States heads into a future under President-elect Trump, you should start worrying. If you’re serious about staying private—either offline or online—there are ways to go about it. 1: Use a burner phone …

Egypt Authorities Block Signal; Use a VPN Instead

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The creators of Signal, a popular encrypted messaging app, say that Egypt is blocking access to the app. Will using a VPN help you download this wonderful app? Further Reading Judge Wants ISPs To Block Torrenting Websites Canada Is Trying to Demonize Encryption Signal Open Whisper Systems, creators of Signal, posted a statement on Twitter, saying that it would start “deploying censorship circumvention” in the coming weeks. Signal is an app that uses end-to-end encryption to secure users’ chats. In the wake of the recent presidential election in the United …

Tordow 2.0 Is Android Malware That Targets Your Bank Account

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A new piece of Android malware, dubbed Tordow 2.0 targets peoples’ bank accounts. The platform that it appears on? Android. Here’s how to protect yourself. Further Reading Android Phones Found To Have BackDoor To China New Android Malware Called Dirty Cow Can Root Phones Tordow 2.0 First discovered in September 2016, security firm Comodo reports that the malware got a big update this month, making it scarier than ever. Tordow is a mobile banking Trojan that specifically targets Android devices. Comodo first found the malware affecting people in Russia. The …

The NSA’s Guide To Securing Your Mac

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The National Security Agency employs some of the best hackers in the United States. Surely they are experts at securing devices? Here’s how to lock down your Mac like an NSA pro. Further Reading NSA Contractor Faces Espionage Charges For Data Theft 5 Best Security Tools to Secure Your Data Mac Lockdown In 2010, the NSA published a guide for hardening a Mac running Snow Leopard. However, the agency hasn’t updated its guide for current versions of MacOS. Macworld posted an excellent guide that should cover modern versions of Apple’s OS. …

Top 10 Adblockers For The Desktop

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Adblocking is a controversial business, and neither advertising nor adblocking is going away anytime soon. We’ve written before about good adblockers for iOS. In this article, we’ll show you the best adblockers for computers. Further Reading Top 10 Adblockers for Apple iOS devices Google Removes Ban On Personalized Web Tracking (Listed in no particular order) 10: Comodo AdBlocker Probably most famous for its firewall, Comodo also has an ad blocker for Google Chrome, Android, and iOS. Comodo adblocker is based on open source code. It blocks not only ads but …

Former NSA Hacker Releases Tools To Thwart Webcam Spies

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Lately, people like Mark Zuckerberg and even the director of the FBI have been advising people to put tape over their webcam. Those of you without tape can use a tool that lets you do it with software. Like this one Further Reading Hardcore Spying for Profit: The SilverPush Framework What’s a Little Spying Between Friends? Webcam Spying Remotely hacking peoples’ computers has a long history. A favorite past time for male hackers is to hack into the computers of women to spy on them. In an article by Ars …

Use a VPN To Keep Your Google Search Private

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Google processes about 3.5 billion searches per day. That’s a lot of information flowing in and out of the company’s servers. But did you know that those searches may not be as private as you think? Further Reading Google Removes Ban On Personalized Web Tracking 10 Reasons To Use a VPN in 2016 Data Collection We know Google collects your personal information. After all, it is an advertising company before a tech company. Usually, this is information that people willingly share with them, like filling out a Google+ profile. But …

How To Keep Your Data Safe Under President Trump

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Regardless of your feelings about President-elect Trump, he will soon have control over our surveillance systems. Trump might not bode well for our privacy – both offline and online. Further Reading How To See Everything Facebook Knows About You How To Stay Safe Browsing From Public Wi-Fi Networks Use Two-Factor Authentication Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is a way to keep your online accounts secure. You have to confirm your identity using two different tools. An example of 2FA is withdrawing money from an ATM. You need to have both your …

How To Choose The Right ISP For Your Needs

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An ISP is the gateway between you and the World Wide Web. But are all ISPs equal? Here are some things to look for. Further Reading 10 Reasons To Use a VPN in 2016 – What Are You Waiting For? How To Stay Safe Browsing From Public Wi-Fi Networks What Is An Internet Service Provider? An internet service provider, or ISP, is an organization that provides services to enable people to use the internet. They come in different forms, like commercial, community-owned, non-profit or privately owned. Services that ISPs provide include …