What is Incognito mode? Our private browsing 101

We look at what Incognito mode does, how to turn it on, what it’s good at, and explain why it may not do what you think it does.

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Millions put at risk by old, out of date routers

Testing from Which? reveals many homes in the UK are using routers that can’t receive security updates.

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5 common VPN myths busted

We cut through some popular misunderstandings about VPNs.

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How a VPN can protect your online privacy

Choosing the right VPN can help to protect your privacy online, but choosing the wrong one can bite you.

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Dutch ISP Ziggo demonstrates how not to inform your customers about a security flaw

Dutch ISP Ziggo sent an email to customers about a security flaw that raised several red flags for phishing—despite being legitimate. Learn how to avoid such mistakes in your organization’sexternal and internal communications.

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VPNs: should you use them?

We’ve been getting questions about VPNs that are more advanced than before. It isn’t so much what a VPN is, as it is whether people should use them.

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Maine governor signs ISP privacy bill

Less than one week after Maine Governor Janet Mills received one of the nation’s most privacy-protective state bills on her desk, she signed it into law. The move makes Maine the latest US state to implement its own online privacy protections.

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Maine inches closer to shutting down ISP pay-for-privacy schemes

Unlike a data privacy proposal in the US and a new data privacy law in California, the Maine data privacy bill aimed at Internet Service Providers (ISPs) explicitly shuts down any pay-for-privacy schemes.

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Zombie email rises from grave after eight years of radio silence

What do you do when an email account you assumed was long gone comes back to life after eight years?

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Your ISP, browsing history, and what to do about it

In late March, Congress approved a bill lifting restrictions imposed on ISPs last year concerning what they could do with information such as customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data, and Social Security numbers. Given that the repealed restrictions hadn’t yet come into effect, the immediate impact of the new bill is somewhat unclear. But given what typically happens with massive stores of aggregated, location-specific customer data, the prognosis is not good.

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