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How to Delete Telegram Messages and Chat Histories

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If you’ve recently ditched WhatsApp for Telegram in a bid to protect your chat privacy, you’ll probably want to know how to delete conversations from both your device and Telegram’s servers. This isn’t quite as straightforward as you may think.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/710375/how-to-delete-telegram-messages-and-chat-histories/
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How to Disable the Camera on iPhone or iPad

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If you’d like to disable the Camera on your iPhone or iPad—removing it from the lock screen and also hiding the Camera app—you’ll need to take a quick trip to Screen Time in Settings. Here’s how to set it up.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/717382/how-to-disable-the-camera-on-iphone-or-ipad/
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How to Check if Your Phone Number Is in the Huge Facebook Data Leak

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Hacked data on over 553 million Facebook users was leaked online over the weekend, including names, birthdates, a Facebook user’s relationship status, the city where they live, their workplace, and sometimes even email addresses. But the most sensitive data included in the leak is arguably the phone numbers, which are…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/how-to-check-if-your-phone-number-is-in-the-huge-facebo-1846617849
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How to Stop Windows 10’s Antivirus from Sending Files to Microsoft

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By default, Windows 10’s built-in antivirus automatically sends samples of suspicious files from your computer to Microsoft. While this helps boost security, you can choose to disable this option, if you like. Here, we’ll show you how to turn this option off on your PC.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/719825/how-to-stop-windows-10s-antivirus-from-sending-files-to-microsoft/
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How to Turn off “OK Google” on Your Android Phone or Tablet

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The “OK Google” and “Hey Google” commands can be handy for hands-free tasks, but you might not want to use them. If you’d like to stop your Android device from listening for these Google Assistant hot words, it’s easy to do.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/718100/how-to-turn-off-ok-google-on-your-android-device-2/
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How to Use ProtonMail to Send Secure, Encrypted Emails

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ProtonMail is a secure email service that prioritizes privacy and security. You can use the service to send encrypted messages that should only be read by the intended recipient. There are a few ways to do this, depending on what security or email provider the recipient is using.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/717472/how-to-use-protonmail-to-send-secure-encrypted-emails/
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What Is ProtonMail, and Why Is It More Private Than Gmail?

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ProtonMail is a secure email service designed to protect your inbox and identity. So how exactly is ProtonMail different from a “regular” email provider like Gmail? And, more importantly: Is it time to make the switch?

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/717470/what-is-protonmail-and-why-is-it-more-private-than-gmail/
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How to Use a Voice Assistant Without It “Always Listening”

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Voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are a convenient way to control smart home devices, set timers, hear the weather, and perform other common tasks. But, if you don’t like the “always listening” part, you can avoid it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/715818/how-to-use-a-voice-assistant-without-it-always-listening/
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How to Stop Your iPhone From Tracking Your Location History

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By default, your iPhone keeps track of everywhere you go if you have Location Services turned on. Apple says this history is end-to-end encrypted, but you may not want it created in the first place. Location history is easy to turn off, but it’s buried under layers of menus. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/712462/how-to-stop-your-iphone-from-tracking-your-location-history/
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Brave Is Launching a Privacy-Focused Search Engine to Compete With Google

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Brave secured your web activity, and now it wants to secure your search results. The underdog browser, which grew to over 26 million users last year, is gearing up to launch Brave Search, a “private alternative to Google Search” without any trackers or “algorithmic bias.” Brave Search will take on the big dogs, including DuckDuckGo, the most popular private search engine.

Of course, Brave isn’t building its search engine from scratch—the company will instead base Brave Search on Tailcat, a privacy-focused search engine from the crew at Cliqz (a now-bankrupt fork of Mozilla’s European division). Brave aquired the Tailcat search engine in March 2021 and suggests that it’s a suitable foundation for Brave Search thanks to its privacy-focused code.

Unsurprisingly, the Brave blog post announcing Brave Search includes a list of tenets. You can read the full manifesto on Brave’s blog, or skim this quick summary:

  1. Privacy: Brave Search doesn’t track users.
  2. User-First: Brave Search focuses on users, not advertisers.
  3. Ad-Free Option: Users can pay for ad-free search results.
  4. Anonymized Crawling: Big tech companies spend billions to “crawl” websites and generate search results. Brave Search relies on anonymous community contributions instead.
  5. Anti-Bias: Brave Search doesn’t use algorithms to create biased search results or censor websites.
  6. It’s Fast: Brave Search connects to the browser and offers instant results as you type.
  7. Open Engine: Anyone can use Brave Search to develop their own search engine.

It’s worth mentioning that Brave Search does use algorithms, but it provides filters (or “Goggles“) to let you modify how the algorithm ranks content. These filters could provide additional transparency for Brave Search, or help early-adopters refine their search results on the fly.

Want to try Brave Search? Brave hasn’t clarified when its search engine will go live, but you can sign up for the waitlist today for early access. You could also try DuckDuckGo, another privacy-oriented search engine.


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Want to be first in line for the privacy-focused Brave Search? Plug your email address into the waitlist today!

Source: Brave via Tech Crunch

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/72822/brave-is-launching-a-privacy-focused-search-engine-to-compete-with-google/
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