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  • Experts worry governments, 'commercial pressures' will undermine online freedom

    By Nick Mediati | 07 July, 2014 22:40

    Internet experts hope the Internet has plenty of good days ahead of it, but are still worried that various factors will put a damper on the open Internet we know today. That's the takeaway of a new study from the Pew Research Center, which polled 1400 experts to gauge their views on the future of online freedom.

  • Help Grandma with her Facebook settings using AVG's new privacy tools

    By Caitlin McGarry | 27 January, 2014 21:06

    You're completely mastered your social networks' privacy settings. Facebook? Check. Twitter? Locked down. Google+? Deleted. (Just kidding! Sort of.) But then Facebook removes a setting and Instagram adds messaging, disrupting the delicate ecosystem of privacy protections you've worked so hard to create. Security firm AVG says they have the cure with PrivacyFix, free software that lets you manage privacy settings across all your social networks from a centralized dashboard.

  • 'Instagram for PC' application is a marketing scam

    By Jeremy Kirk | 21 August, 2013 06:20

    An advertisement circulating on Facebook and Twitter for a desktop version of the photo-sharing application Instagram is a scam, according to security vendor Symantec.

  • BitTorrent Sync protects your files from Prism's prying eyes

    By Caitlin McGarry | 17 July, 2013 20:47

    Now that we're all pretty certain the National Security Agency is poring over our grammatically incorrect texts and downloading archives of our Instagrammed latte art, secure services have a leg up. No one wants the government browsing through their files.

  • Fake Twitter industry generating millions for abusers, Barracuda finds

    By John E Dunn | 04 July, 2013 11:31

    The underground economy that sells fake Twitter and other social media accounts is now so large that is it easily making millions of dollars for the leading abusers, an updated study by Barracuda Networks has found.

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  • 12 simple steps to safer social networking

    By Alex Wawro | 22 March, 2013 16:03

    Confession time: I'm an inveterate social media junkie. From Facebook to Instagram to Diaspora, whenever a new communication platform rolls around--or comes back around--I'm ready to leap aboard.

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