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Best antivirus 2020: Free antivirus and paid software

Every Windows PC needs to run one of the best antivirus programs, even if that program happens to be one of the best free antivirus programs.  The Windows Defender antivirus software built into Windows 10 is very good, but while it certainly holds its own against other free rivals, it still can't...
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Baby monitor flaw lets strangers spy on your kids: What to do [Updated]

UPDATE: iBaby Labs reached out to Tom's Guide on March 2 to say it is working on fixing these problems and to direct us to its blog posts. More below. This story was originally published Feb. 26, 2020.A popular video baby monitor has several serious security flaws that could let attackers view fo...
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Yikes! Client list of facial-recognition company stolen

Clearview AI, the facial-recognition firm that contracts with law-enforcement agencies, reported its client list data has been breached by an intruder with “unauthorized access.”Careful not to call the breach a hack, the company notified its customers on Wednesday that the intruder stole its list...
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How to use Ring Control Center to protect your privacy

Ring makes some of the best video doorbells and home security cameras. But there have been concerns about the security of its cameras and the privacy of its Neighbors program, which lets local law-enforcement agencies request videos if they think the footage might help solve a crime.To help allay...
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Best encrypted messaging apps

With headlines about security breaches seemingly popping up every few days, we've become much more aware about online privacy and the dangers of digital snooping and identity and data theft. Even as government agencies and tech companies weigh the balance between privacy and public security, app ...
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Cameo is leaking user data and private celebrity videos you paid for

Cameo, a popular app that lets you pay celebrities to record short shout-out videos for you, is overrun with security flaws that the service's customers and famous users probably don't know about. According to a report from Vice, Cameo has exposed a sum of user data because of a "misconfiguration...
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MGM Resorts data breach hits millions of guests: What to do now

Personal details of up to 10.6 million people, including Justin Bieber and Twitter head Jack Dorsey, who stayed at an MGM Resorts hotel in the past several years have been posted in an online hacking forum, the hotel chain confirmed.The compromised information includes 10,683,188 guest records co...
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Windscribe ups free VPN game with all-encompassing ad blocker

Toronto-based VPN provider Windscribe has always had a pretty great freemium offering, but it's getting better with the addition of R.O.B.E.R.T., Windscribe's customizable server-side web filter, ad blocker and tracker blocker.Until now, R.O.B.E.R.T. (don't ask us to spell out the acronym), was a...
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The best parental control apps for Android and iPhone 2020

Do you need one of the best parental control apps to keep an eye on your adorable young moppets or your surly teenagers? Turns out you might.Just ask yourself: Are your kids' smartphones or tablets running Snapchat, TikTok or Kik? Do your children quickly tuck their phone screens out of sight whe...
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How to use Off-Facebook Activity to clear your history

Facebook has remained popular despite trading your personal information to advertisers to help them target you with products and services that you may be be interested in. Users still want more control over their privacy, however, and Facebook is slowly responding to this.In a new blog post, Face...
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