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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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How to prevent sextortion threats via a compromised webcam

The beauty-queen "sextortion" case highlighted the security risks of webcams. Here's how to keep your own computer from being used to spy on you.

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You can post on Facebook but you can't hide

Facebook pulls the plug on a setting that allowed people to prevent others from finding them by name using the Facebook search bar, the company said on Thursday.

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Report: Microsoft cookies would share data between desktop, mobile, Xbox

Microsoft is said to be working on a replacement cookie technology that would share information between your desktop and smartphone.

Leaving Las Pinterest: How to kill your social media accounts

Have trouble with tweets? Loathe all those likes? Pinned your last pin? Here's how to leave your 'friends' behind.

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Facebook fan page creators escape German privacy law

German companies are not legally responsible for the way Facebook processes the personal data of people visiting the companies' Facebook fan pages, a German administrative court ruled on Wednesday, allowing the companies to keep using the pages without violating German data protection laws.

3 essential techniques to protect your online privacy

Two-factor authentication, encrypted remote storage, virtual private networks: These are your weapons in the fight for Internet security. Use them well.

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Government shutdown may delay release of Yahoo's disputed FISA court docs

The declassification and release of documents in a case that Yahoo believes will prove it resisted government demands for data collection will likely be delayed after the government said its staff cannot work on it during the shutdown of the U.S. government.

NSA data center meltdowns delayed opening more than a year, report says

A massive data center being built by the National Security Agency in Utah has been plagued by "chronic electrical surges" that have destroyed equipment and delayed its opening for a year, according to a report Monday.

Campaigners crowdfund bid to take UK to human rights court over Prism spying

Privacy groups have raised £25,000 (US$40,200) to take the U.K. government to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over its use of Internet and telecommunications networks to systematically spy on its citizens.

Add technologists to surveillance tech review panel, IT groups say

Actual technologists should be appointed to server on a group reviewing the nation's surveillance technologies, IT-related groups say.

Tor stands strong against the NSA, but your browser can bring you down

The good news: The NSA appears unable to crack the Tor network's core security. The bad news: That doesn't matter if your browser isn't secure.

Xbox One's Kinect, Skype app were designed for privacy

Fear not, potential Xbox One users: Kinect never lets your face touch the cloud.

How to deactivate your Pinterest account

You can leave Pinterest any time you like, but you can't leave completely.

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