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What Is the Privacy Dashboard on Android?

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Privacy is a growing concern for smartphone users. Apple has been leading the charge when it comes to better privacy features, but Google is improving Android as well. A feature called the “Privacy Dashboard” lays it all out for you.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/733712/what-is-the-privacy-dashboard-on-android/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Joe Fedewa

How to Turn off Facial Recognition on Facebook

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Facebook creates a digital fingerprint of your face to automatically recognize and tag you in pictures and videos. But if you’re uncomfortable with having your facial data on Facebook, you can easily delete it and turn this feature off.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/727877/how-to-turn-off-facial-recognition-in-facebook/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Shubham Agarwal

How to Make Your Venmo Friends List Private

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Anyone on Venmo can see your friends list by default. However, you can make your friends list private through the Venmo app. You can also prevent your Facebook friends and phone contacts from finding you.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/733001/how-to-make-your-venmo-friends-list-private/
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Android Users Will Get to Opt Out of Ad Tracking in an Update Later This Year

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Following on the heels of Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency feature, Google will soon let Android users opt out of ad tracking. Doing so prevents apps from seeing a users’ unique advertising ID, thereby limiting businesses’ ability to collect private data and sell targeted ads.

First reported by Bloomberg, Google quietly announced the change in a Support page for app developers. A notice at the top of the support page states that Google will implement its anti-tracking tools on select devices in late 2021, with expanded support for all Android devices running Google Play in early 2022 (your Android OS version shouldn’t matter).

Starting in late 2021, when a user opts out of interest-based advertising or ads personalization, the advertising identifier will not be available. You will receive a string of zeros in place of the identifier.

But unlike Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature, which lets you control tracking on an app-by-app basis, Google’s anti-tracking tool completely disables tracking for every app on your device. Unfortunately, the feature will be tucked away in the Android Settings, so users must go out of their way to use it.

It’s surprising to see Google implement an anti-tracking feature, given the company’s reliance on personalized advertising. Several companies have voiced concerns that anti-tracking tools will hurt their advertising business, and Facebook threw a temper tantrum after Apple debuted App Tracking Transparency earlier this year.

While we wait for Google to roll out its anti-tracking tool, you can turn off Android ad personalization to limit what advertisements you see in some apps. You can also reset your advertising ID to make yourself slightly more anonymous than usual.

Source: Google via Bloomberg

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/86588/android-users-will-get-to-opt-out-of-ad-tracking-in-an-update-later-this-year/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Heinzman

How to Clear Your Browsing History in Microsoft Edge

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Microsoft Edge is a great alternative to Google Chrome on Windows and Mac. If you’d like to preserve your privacy after browsing, here’s how to clear your browsing history in Microsoft Edge.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/726883/how-to-clear-your-browsing-history-in-microsoft-edge-2/
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You Have a Week to Opt-Out of Amazon Sidewalk, Do It Now

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Users of Amazon Ring and Echo have only about a week to opt-out of the tech giant’s sketchy new IoT service, Sidewalk. The feature goes live on June 8th and promises to share an encrypted sliver of your home network with the networks of other nearby Amazon IoT device users as a way to “improve services.” Unless you…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/you-have-a-week-to-opt-out-of-amazon-sidewalk-do-it-no-1847008190
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7 Important Facebook Privacy Settings to Change Right Now

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Facebook’s long list of privacy options can seem daunting, but there are only a few settings that you need to change to better protect yourself. Here are some things you should check right now.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/727135/7-important-facebook-privacy-settings-to-change-right-now/
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How to Restrict Someone on Facebook

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Don’t want to share all of your posts with every person you’ve friended on Facebook? Facebook lets you restrict people and prevent them from reading your private posts without unfriending them. Here’s how to do it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/728204/how-to-restrict-someone-on-facebook/
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How to Password Protect Your Google Search History

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It’s no secret that Google tracks your activity in its products, but you have some control over your information. This data can be automatically wiped clean, and it can be put behind a password to protect it from prying eyes.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/730792/how-to-password-protect-your-google-search-history/
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How to Manually Approve Facebook Posts You’re Tagged in

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Being tagged in a Facebook post isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. When this happens, there’s a good chance that the post will show up in your friends’ news feeds—possibly even before you’ve seen it. You don’t have to ditch Facebook to stop this. Take control by changing this one setting.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/727133/how-to-manually-approve-facebook-posts-youre-tagged-in/
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