Google Shared Endorsements is a new monetization strategy by Google where it uses its data about its users to sell stuff. Here’s how to disable it.
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Information Technology Privacy and Security Tips to help educate and prepare you online.
Androids new callerID system hooks into Google+ and other Google services to pull up relevant information on the caller. If you’d rather your number not be attached to this directory here is the easiest way to disable it once it becomes the new default.
How unique are you to websites you browse on the internet? Do you blend in with all of the other users or are you someone who stands out and is easily identifiable?
If you’re concerned about privacy when installing software or using web services, reading terms of service is vital. EULAlyzer makes it much easier.
If you’re no longer using online accounts, you should empty them and delete them. This groovyPost demonstrates how to thoroughly delete your Mint.com Account.
Are you in a country where Hulu, Youtube, or other content is blocked? Get around region-locks the easy way with this browser extension.
Are you one of the few people that aren’t interested in having a Facebook account? As it turns out, you might not have a choice in the matter.
Sometimes you want to keep photos private on your iPhone for whatever reason. Private Photo Vault for iOS is a free solution to make sure they stay secure.
If you’ve been using Facebook regularly for years, don’t forget to back it up. You’ll be surprised how much data you have on the social network and might want to delete.
I’ve never met someone that truly enjoys telemarketers calling their house, and they even do it on VOIP systems. You can stop it by registering your phone number online.
The Windows Run Dialog will keep track of everything its ever opened. This feature can be useful, but it also might not always be ideal. Here’s how to clear it.
Disconnect is an extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox that prevents sites like Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, and more from tracking you.
Websites use various types of tracking to deliver ads based on browsing and your physical location. Internet Explorer 10 allows you to disable physical location tracking.
OpenDNS is a free, easy-to-implement service that lets you block websites individually or by category (social networking, pornography, phishing). Protect your kids’ innocence and your employees’ productivity in about 20 minutes!