privacy

How to Stop Your Phone from Leaking Private Information to Everyone You Call

Sometimes you don't want Google to automatically share all of your personal information just because you've made a phone call. Here are some simple steps you can take to lock down your private information.

Should Lawyers Discuss Client Information That’s Already Public?

A recent opinion from the California bar says that attorneys shouldn't be allowed to publicly discuss information about a client even if that information is publicly available. Whether or not that decision is wrong isn't quite the right question.

Windows 10 Is Collecting a Ton of Your Data for No Good Reason

Windows 10 collects a lot of data about how you use your computer and where. It shouldn't, and it doesn't have to.

How Legal Software Companies Protect Client Data in the Cloud

What about the companies to which we entrust our clients' information? Do they take confidentiality as seriously as lawyers and clients do?

Should the Government Have Access to Your Browser History?

The Intelligence Authorization Act currently making its way through Congress contains a provision that would allow federal law enforcement warrantless access to some browser history. Here's why that is an awful idea.

How To Securely Wipe a Hard Drive

Before you sell, give away, or throw out a computer, you need to wipe its hard drive clean.

Podcast #57: Apple vs. the FBI, with Megan Zavieh

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.

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.

Twitter Sues for the Right to Publish its Full Transparency Report

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

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

TOS;DR reads and grades terms of service and privacy policies.

Find Out Whether Google is Tracking Your Location

How to find out what Google knows about your whereabouts.

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.

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.

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.