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Google Privacy Checklist: What to Do Before Google's Privacy Policy Changes on March 1

If you use Gmail, Google Docs, or any other popular G-service, you’re about to surrender a lot more personal information to the Googleplex...unless you take these steps to prevent it.

Apple, Google, and Others Agree to Limit App Privacy Invasions

The State of California and six big tech companies--including Apple, Google, and Microsoft--agree to keep mobile apps from leaking your personal information without telling you.

In Defense of Jailbreaking

Jailbreaking unlocks the full potential of today's mobile gadgets and consoles, but the practice is in legal limbo. Here's why and how we all benefit from jailbreaking.

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AVG Internet Security 2012 Review: Respectable Antimalware Capabilities

AVG's security suite will protect your PC, but it can’t quite keep up with the best performers in our latest test group.

Avast Internet Security 6 Review: Good, Basic Malware Detection

Avast's latest security suite is effective in defending against malware, but it could stand to improve in cleanup.

Panda Internet Security 2012 Review: An Acceptable but Poky Antimalware Suite

Panda's security suite is a decent choice for keeping your PC safe, but its sluggish performance and mediocre interface drag down its score.

F-Secure Internet Security 2012 Review: A Slow but Decent Malware Fighter

The latest F-Secure suite is quite capable of keeping your machine safe, but it may drag your PC down at times.

McAfee Internet Security 2012 Review: Uneven Protection, Sluggish Speeds

McAfee's 2012 security suite posts mixed performance results, failing to keep up with top contenders.

How We Test Antivirus Software and Security Suites

Want to choose the most effective security software for your PC? Learn more about how we evaluate antivirus utilities and security suites.

Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Review: Great Protection, Excellent Interface

Bitdefender’s security suite blends a friendly design with top-shelf PC protection for novices and advanced users alike.

Avira Internet Security Suite 2012 Review: An Adequate Safeguard Against Malware

The 2012 edition of Avira's security suite gets the job done, but not much else.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials Review: Fast Security Suite Falls Short in Cleanup

Webroot's revamped security suite has a lot to like, but its low malware disinfection scores prevent it from becoming a top contender.

Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 Review: No-Frills PC Protection

Despite its somewhat middling detection scores, Trend Micro's security suite is simple to use.

Norton Internet Security 2012 Review: Solid and Efficient PC Security

Symantec's Norton security suite will do a great job of keeping your PC safe, and the program is easy to use too.

G Data InternetSecurity 2012 Review: Top-Notch Antimalware Protection

G Data's security suite is one of the best defenders we’ve ever seen, and it takes the top spot among this year's crop despite a rough interface.