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How to Disable Guest Browsing on a Chromebook

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If you leave your Chromebook sitting around where it could potentially be used by others—but you don’t want them to—it’s easy to disable guest browsing in Google’s Chrome OS so that only registered accounts can use the device. Here’s how to do it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/758253/how-to-disable-guest-browsing-on-a-chromebook/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

How to See What Data Twitter Has on You

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Twitter collects all sorts of data on you, from when you created your account and places you’ve been, to personally-identifying information such as your name, age, and gender. Here’s how to see what Twitter knows about you.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709922/how-to-see-what-data-twitter-has-on-you/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Marshall Gunnell

How to Check Which Websites Can Access Your Location in Google Chrome

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In Google Chrome, websites that you’ve allowed to access your location can see your location on your future visits without your permission. If you’d like to review this list of sites, we’ll show you how on desktop and Android.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/758751/how-to-check-which-websites-can-access-your-location-in-google-chrome/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mahesh Makvana

6 iOS 15 Privacy Features You Should Use on Your iPhone

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With the release of iOS and iPadOS 15 in September 2021, Apple placed a renewed focus on privacy with some big strides forward for iPhone and iPad users. Let’s run through what’s new and how you can take advantage of the new features to protect yourself.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/758300/6-ios-15-privacy-features-you-should-use-on-your-iphone/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tim Brookes

How to Clear Cookies and Site Data on Android

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Websites can store data—like your login state, preferences, and even tracking information—in cookies, which are pieces of information your web browser remembers. You can clear browser cookies whenever you want: Here’s how to do it on Android.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/744646/how-to-clear-cookies-and-site-data-on-android/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Joe Fedewa

How to Use iCloud+ “Hide My Email” on iPhone and iPad

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Sharing an email address is risky; it might lead to getting spam. To prevent that, a feature called “Hide My Email” on iCloud+ allows you to create a unique email address for each site, forwarding those messages to your regular email account. Here’s how to use it on iPhone and iPad.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/756255/how-to-use-icloud-hide-my-email-on-iphone-and-ipad/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Benj Edwards

6 of the Best Internet Browsers for Protecting Your Privacy

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Every website that you visit tracks you in some form or the other. Usually, it’s in form of in-site cookies—those little blocks of data used to remember your preferences. But things start to go a bit haywire when sites use ad-trackers, third-party cookies, and now, fingerprinting.

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Source: https://lifehacker.com/6-of-the-best-internet-browsers-for-protecting-your-pri-1847604085
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Khamosh Pathak

How to Stop Apple from Scanning Your iPhone Photos

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Apple’s new iPhone photo-scanning feature is a complicated issue. However, one thing is clear: If you have an iPhone, there’s a way you can opt out of Apple’s local photo scanning—for now, at least.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/747444/how-to-stop-apple-from-scanning-your-iphone-photos/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Hoffman

Today’s Firefox 91 release adds new site-wide cookie-clearing action

This menacing firefox seems to be on the prowl for unwanted third-party cookies.

Enlarge / This menacing firefox seems to be on the prowl for unwanted third-party cookies. (credit: Hung Chung Chih via Getty Images)

Mozilla’s Firefox 91, released this morning, includes a new privacy management feature called Enhanced Cookie Clearing. The new feature allows users to manage all cookies and locally stored data generated by a particular website—regardless of whether they’re cookies tagged to that site’s domain or cookies placed from that site but belonging to a third-party domain, eg Facebook or Google.

Building on Total Cookie Protection

The new feature builds and depends upon Total Cookie Protection, introduced in February with Firefox 86. Total Cookie Protection partitions cookies by the site that placed them, rather than the domain that owns them—which means that if a hypothetical third party we’ll call “Forkbook” places tracking (or authentication) cookies on both momscookies.com and grandmascookies.com, it can’t reliably tie the two together.

Without cookie partitioning, a single Forkbook cookie would contain the site data for both momscookies.com and grandmascookies.com. With cookie partitioning, Forkbook must set two separate cookies—one for each site—and can’t necessarily relate one to the other.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/todays-firefox-91-release-adds-new-site-wide-cookie-clearing-action/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Jim Salter

How Anonymous Is Bitcoin?

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Cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin especially, has a reputation for being a completely anonymous form of payment, free from tracking and interference. However, if you look a little closer, you’ll see that these digital currencies reveal a lot more information about you than you might think.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/741484/how-anonymous-is-bitcoin/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Fergus O’Sullivan

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