Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

Keep your Microsoft account safer with two-factor authentication

SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Office 365, Xbox Live - your Microsoft account is the gateway to too many critical services to secure with a simple password.

Must-know privacy tips for Google, Facebook and other online services

Explore encryption, scrutinize your settings, and consider alternative services that are more discreet than the majors.

Google's New Policy: More Advertising, Less Privacy

New policies from Google suggest the pervasive search giant could be leaning towards the dark side.

Surveillance protest planned for Washington D.C. on Saturday

Organizers with StopWatching.us are hoping for a large crowd to protest the NSA’s mass surveillance programs detailed in leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden this year.

Protect your Google account with two-factor authentication

Don't let hackers get at those love letters you sent with your Gmail account!

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Merkel puts NSA spying on EU leaders' agenda

Leaked documents showing the draft conclusions of the summit do not include any mention of NSA, spying, or mass surveillance. But Merkel's comments may change that.

U.S. VPN provider shuts consumer service in response to Lavabit case

CryptoSeal, a small virtual private network (VPN) provider based in San Francisco, has elected to close its consumer-facing service.

Protect your Facebook account from hackers with two-factor authentication

Don't be one of those people with a compromised account that spams all their friends.

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What you need to know about privacy, email, and particularly Gmail

Pritesh Singh asked if anyone other than the intended recipient can view files attached to a Gmail message.

Supreme Court shouldn't review NSA spying case, U.S. gov't says

The Patriot Act doesn’t allow privacy groups to challenge an NSA order directed at Verizon Communications, lawyers for the Obama administration argue.

How to enable Yahoo Mail's (soon to be default) SSL encryption today

The good news: Default SSL encryption is coming soon to Yahoo Mail. The better news: You can enable it today.

Lavabit to reopen for 5 days to let users download lost emails

Lavabit, the secure email provider that closed its doors rather than play nice with the U.S. government's spying demands, will briefly allow formers users to access their emails.

Novatel accelerometer checks how you drive

Novatel Wireless' latest device for vehicle tracking can be self-installed and has an accelerometer and GPS combo that can keep a close eye on driving habits.

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How to keep your real name and face out of Google's ads

Google just updated its terms of service to allow the company to use your real name, face, and comments in ads. Here's how to slam the brakes on it.

How to stay private now that anyone can find you on Facebook

Facebook is making it easier for people to find you, so it’s about that time again: Check your privacy settings.

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