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Android Maintenance

7 smart steps to get your Android phone in tip-top shape for 2022

These simple bits of maintenance will clean up your Android companion and give you a maximally efficient foundation for the new year.

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Privacy-centric DuckDuckGo to release Mac desktop browser

DuckDuckGo said its new desktop browser app will act much like its mobile app, allowing users to perform internet searches without tracking or installing cookies on Apple devices. The company claimed the browser is cleaner, more...

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EU ‘gig worker’ rules look to rein in algorithmic management

Backers of the proposals argue that all workers should be protected from management by automated systems and want companies to be more transparent about what they’re doing.

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Rise in employee monitoring prompts calls for new rules to protect workers

With remote work now commonplace, many companies have embraced the use of monitoring tools to keep tabs on workers. That's led to growing calls for worker privacy protections.

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How to get more out of Edge (and bolster its security)

By tweaking a few important settings in Microsoft's browser, you can ensure your online surfing is more secure.

Stop looking over my shoulder!

Many businesses have taken to spying on their workers. Don’t do that. It’s a big mistake that will do more harm than good.

Android 12 Features

5 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Jonesing for a taste of Android 12? Here's how to recreate a few of the more interesting features seen in Google's still-under-development software.

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How Apple's iCloud Private Relay creates a shadow IT nightmare

iOS 15’s privacy relay feature protects consumers’ privacy, but it could undermine corporate network controls.

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Experts call Apple's CSAM scheme 'a dangerous technology'

"The surveillance and control capabilities provided...can potentially be abused by many adversaries, from hostile state actors through criminals to users’ intimate partners," experts warn.

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Apple needs to act against fake app-privacy promises

App developers continue to undermine user privacy despite promising not to do so. Apple needs to identify those who do.

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Apple backs off controversial child-safety plans

The company now plans to take a few months more to collect input and make improvements before releasing the features, which drew fire from privacy advocates.

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How to go incognito in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari

While incognito mode in any of the big four web browsers offers a measure of privacy, it doesn’t completely hide your tracks online. Here’s how the feature works in each browser, and how to use it.

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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

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Apple’s botched CSAM plan shows need for digital rights

Apple’s failed communication round its CSAM plan shows why we need an international bill of human digital rights.

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Apple says it won’t expand controversial CSAM technology

Apple has tried to deflect criticism of its controversial CSAM protection system, but in doing so has illustrated what’s at stake.

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Online privacy: Best browsers, settings, and tips

Everything you do online is tracked when you use your browser. But you can fight back.

Android 12 Privacy

How to give your phone an Android-12-inspired privacy upgrade

No Android 12? No problem. You can bring the software's latest layer of privacy protection onto any phone with 12 taps and 20 seconds of setup.

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Note to IT: Google really wants its privacy settings left alone

It's deeply unsurprising that newly-released information from the Attorney General's office for Arizona — released when a judge agreed to unseal some of the data — shows Google trying to hide privacy settings and tracking users after...

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