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Go Update Your Google Privacy And Content Settings Right Now

It’s always a perfectly lovely day to do a privacy self-audit and make sure that your permissions on things like Google and Facebook are everything you hoped and dreamed of. Today, Google made that process extremely easy with their revamp of their My Account page. The revamp divides your account page into three sections: Sign-in and […]

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Give Your Twitter Account a Bad Memory

If you prefer your social networks a bit more ephemeral, check out TweetDelete, a free service that can automatically delete tweets from one week to one year old.

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One Judge in Virginia Says Police Can Force You to Use Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone

What is more important is that the security of fingerprint unlocking was already in doubt. Your fingerprint is way easier for someone to get ahold of than the contents of your brain.

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Twitter Sues for the Right to Publish its Full Transparency Report

This is important. Transparency reports are basically the dash cams of the Internet.

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ToS;DR Teaches You The Terrible Things You’re Agreeing To On The Web

Terms of Service; Didn't Read aims to help you navigate the thicket of ToS and privacy policies that you click merrily past every day.

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Find Out Whether Google is Tracking Your Location

How to find out what Google knows about your whereabouts.

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Three Apps to Make the Internet Less Creepy

You probably already know this, but lots of people are tracking your activity online. It’s actually kind of creepy how many people know what you are doing. Fortunately, you can block a lot of it.

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Everybody Panic: Google’s Computers Are Reading Your Email

You are silly if you don’t think Google is indexing your Gmail account so it can serve you ads. That’s the deal. There is no secret. Google serves you relevant ads based on the contents of your email.

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Google Knows Plenty About You; Use DuckDuckGo

Give DuckDuckGo a try. You’ll like the simple interface, instant answers, and playful attitude, and you won’t miss the overwhelming presence of advertising or the loss of privacy.

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Don’t Trust the Cloud? Microsoft Gives the Keys to Windows to the NSA

If you were laboring under the illusion that your data is somehow safer on your own computer than in the cloud, let’s just put an end to that fallacy.

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Does “Don’t Be Evil” Mean “Give the NSA Direct Access to Our Servers”?

According to the Washington Post, the NSA is mining data “directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.” Isn't this evil?

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Increase Dropbox Data Security

Attorneys can increase data security with Dropbox with a few tweaks and tips.

Get Used to Using Your Privacy Settings

Learn to use the privacy controls on your online social networks. Every website with a social component (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, etc.) gives you some measure of control over who sees your updates. You should use them, even if they aren’t foolproof. After all, not everyone wants — or needs — to see your […]

Data Security for Solo Attorneys Part 2

How solo attorneys can secure client data in three simple steps.

Data Security for Solo Attorneys Part 1

How solo attorneys can backup and secure their data.