Privacy

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What are some of the laws regarding internet and data security?
Numerous laws in the U.S. cover Internet, data security, and privacy in the United States, with the 1974 Privacy Act (link is external) arguably being the foundation for it all. The Privacy Act passed to establish control over the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personal information by agencies in the executive branch of the U.S. government.
Published January 18, 2018 ·3 min read
VPN for Mac
Help protect your browsing activity while using your Mac computer with a VPN. Learn how a VPN provides privacy while you browse and helps keep your information safe when using public Wi-Fi.
Published August 07, 2018 ·4 min read
VPN For Windows
Help keep your browsing activity private by using a VPN on your Windows PC. Learn what a VPN is and how it helps to keep your information safe and private, especially when using public Wi-Fi.
Published August 07, 2018 ·2 min read
Software terms of service and privacy policies explained
If you’re like most people, you don’t read the Terms of Service when you get a new app or buy a new device. That’s a big mistake, because a lot of apps on the market that are less-than-ideal, known as “grayware,” count on you allowing them access to your information.
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Straight talk about cyberstalking
Technology opens our lives up in ways that weren't possible even less than a decade ago.
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
What is a no-log VPN?
VPNs with no logs protect your privacy by not keeping logs of where you go or what you do online.
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
What are cookies?
Mention “cookies,” and most people expect a treat to appear. When talking about computers, however, cookies aren’t what’s on the dessert menu. In fact, they’re not even physical objects.
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
The risks of public Wi-Fi
Did you know there could be threats lurking in the background on public Wi-Fi while you balance your bank account and sip a latte at your favorite cafe?
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Protecting your privacy on social media networks
Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have become societal cornerstones. People love sharing their personal news and views about what’s going on in their lives.
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Secure browsing with a VPN for desktop computers
Protect your browsing data, personal information and privacy with a virtual private network (VPN) for your desktop computer. Learn how a VPN encrypts your browsing data and keeps your computer’s IP address private.
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Telltale signs an app is violating your privacy
Malware isn’t just for laptops and desktops. In fact, it can be a lot easier for malware to end up on your mobile phone or tablet than your computer.
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
What personal information should you safeguard?
Some 10 million identity thefts happen in the United States every year. Taking extra steps to protect your personal information—and knowing what information you need to safeguard—is the best way to prevent identity theft from happening to you.
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Are free VPNs safe? 7 things to know before using free VPNs
You might be tempted to sign up for a free VPN service. But are free VPNs safe to use? Learn more.
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Data breaches aren’t going anywhere--what you need to know
It may seem like stories of massive data breaches are popping up in the news on a weekly basis these days. Unfortunately, this is not surprising.
Published August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How to clean up your online digital footprint
Your “digital footprint” includes all traces of your online activity, from commenting on news pieces or social media to making online purchases. When you know the boundaries of your digital footprint, and take steps to control it, you can protect your identity and your reputation.
Published August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
How a VPN can help hide your search history
Even in private browsing mode, your IP information is being collected. Learn how a VPN can help hide your IP address and search history.
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Tips for protecting your privacy online
With online spying in the news, you may be wondering who’s watching where you go online and what sites you visit. This is a legitimate concern.
Published August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
What is an IP address? A definition + how to find it
Explore the ins and outs of blockchain security with this comprehensive guide covering different types of blockchain and best practices to follow.
Published November 20, 2023 ·4 min
What is a VPN and what does it do?
A virtual private network (VPN) gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection. Learn more from Norton.
Updated April 09, 2024 ·8 min read
Is free public Wi-Fi as safe as you think?
Free Wi-Fi might be appealing but it comes with risks. Learn how to stay safer on public Wi-Fi and keep your data private.
Published May 03, 2024 ·5 min read

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