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Google responds to EU data rulings with new Workspace controls

Google is boosting its data protection controls for European Workspace users.

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Think the video call mute button keeps you safe? Think again

Have you recently been on a video call, muted and then said something nasty about a client — or maybe even the boss? Were you confident the mute button was protecting your secret? You shouldn't have been.

When it comes to data, resist your inner packrat

Hanging onto information after it's no longer needed carries all kinds of risks. Businesses need rules for when and how to throw stuff away.

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California eyes law to protect workers from digital surveillance

Digital monitoring and AI supervision are increasingly prevalent in a wide range of job roles. With that in mind, the California State Assembly is working on a bill that could lead to a wide range of protections for employees in the...

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Apple has good privacy arguments, but critics aren't listening

The problem with Apple’s passionate stance on privacy and user security is that those attacking its position aren’t interested in the same thing.

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Duckduckgo launches privacy browser beta for macOS

The company said its browser will act like any other in its simplicity, but won't collect information about users and will not install cookies or tracking codes on devices. It can also block “hidden trackers” before they load.

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US, EU reach preliminary data privacy agreement

US President Biden and EU President von der Leyen say deal underscores shared values over data privacy and security surrounding transatlantic information sharing.

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What are the best VPN services for conflict zones?

Internet users are taking renewed interest in use of VPN services as they attempt to access information in an increasingly repressive environment.

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Employee monitoring risks ‘spiraling out of control,’ union group warns

The Trades Union Congress, which represents most UK unions, argues that the ride of worker surveillance during the global COVID-19 pandemic requires new regulations.

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Test your outrage over Google's new Topics advertising system

Is Google's latest plan for balancing privacy with advertising actually a problem? These four revealing questions will help you find out.

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Cellular networks revolt against Apple privacy moves

Every time Apple tries to bolster user privacy into the digital world — whether it's Do Not Track or iCloud Private Relay — it gets pushback.

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Apple is sneaking around its own privacy policy — and will regret it

Apple has a complicated relationship with privacy. It loves to tout its efforts, especially as a differentiator with Google. But actually delivering privacy? That’s a different story.

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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.

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