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Prevent Spam and Theft of Your Email Address with this Browser Extension

Prevent Spam and Theft of Your Email Address with this Browser Extension | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
An add-on for the Chrome and Firefox browsers called MaskMe is described. This extension provides a way to hide your real email address when registering for online services.
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Facebook Privacy and User Habits [Infographic]

Facebook Privacy and User Habits [Infographic] | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Regularly checking your privacy settings is important because Facebook makes changes to the privacy section a few times per year.

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Infographic: Everything you need to know about privacy on Facebook

Infographic:  Everything you need to know about privacy on Facebook | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it

As more people sign up for Facebook, it’s important to note that the site largely places privacy control in the user’s hands. The default setting for privacy is public, and many people don’t change it. So what steps can you take to manage your Facebook privacy like an expert?


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Gebruik deze infografiek als checklijstje van je privacy instellingen bij Facebook.  

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 13, 2013 3:26 PM

Some valuable tips on maintaining your privacy on Facebook. It is important to know who is watching you.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 15, 2014 6:46 PM

Privacy is in YOUR hands!!!

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Faceless.me Anonymous VPN Service, No Logs Kept

Faceless.me Anonymous VPN Service, No Logs Kept | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Faceless.me is a cheap VPN service that allows to surf the web anonymously, protect sensitive data and access region-restricted content.
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surf the web privately, protect your data

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How To Avoid Getting Hacked

How To Avoid Getting Hacked | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Hackers want your information. In 2012, over 12 million unsuspecting internet users fell victim to cyber-security threats.
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Get The Most Out Of Using Twitter Privately

Get The Most Out Of Using Twitter Privately | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
If you use Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that by default your profile is set to public. Have you ever wondered about using Twitter privately or even why you should?
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How to Protect Your Online Privacy

How to Protect Your Online Privacy | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
While it is true that it’s impossible to be entirely anonymous, while online there are many things you can do to greatly increase your privacy.Here's how:
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The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Managing Your Facebook Privacy

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Managing Your Facebook Privacy | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Keeping your Facebook info private is getting harder and harder all the time—mostly because Facebook keeps trying to make it public.
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Invasion of the Data Snatchers: How To Protect Your Online Privacy

Beware, the INVASION OF THE DATA SNATCHERS! Learn how information brokers and online advertisers are collecting your personal data and selling it to the high...
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SoftPerfect WiFi Guard: keep your WiFi secure

SoftPerfect WiFi Guard: keep your WiFi secure | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
A specialised network scanner it runs through your network at set intervals and reports immediately if it has found any new connected devices that could possibly belong to an intruder.
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How To Hide Your Personal Information On Facebook

How To Hide Your Personal Information On Facebook | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
In the age of the Internet, privacy is a luxury and you have to constantly be on your heels to maintain it. Facebook makes it particularly hard for users to guard their personal data.
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Hide Your Facebook Actions and Stop Third Party Website To Publish On Wall

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How to defend your privacy online

How to defend your privacy online | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
If this week's 60 Minutes story made you want to throw the data brokers and ad trackers off your trail, here’s how you can lead a more private life online
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This Infographic Shows Which Sites Properly Encypt Your Data

This Infographic Shows Which Sites Properly Encypt Your Data | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
No company out there wants to admit it, but the fact is, there's always a reasonable chance they'll get hacked. If they don't encrypt your data, those hacks reveal all kinds of information about you very easily.
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How To Control Your Privacy With The Facebook Timeline

How To Control Your Privacy With The Facebook Timeline | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
The new Facebook timelines are a neat way to display Facebook profiles and have therefore been embraced by many. Although it
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Use These Facebook Privacy Settings to Eradicate Over-Sharing | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Use These Facebook Privacy Settings to Eradicate Over-Sharing | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Facebook wants you to share as much information about yourself as possible. It wants your friends to do the same. After all, the more personal details you feed into the network, the less likely you are to pack your data suitcase and leave.
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How to Prevent People From Viewing Your Browser’s Saved Passwords

How to Prevent People From Viewing Your Browser’s Saved Passwords | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Have you ever saved a password in your browser — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or another one? Then your passwords are likely viewable by anyone with access to your computer while you’re logged in.
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Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy

Twelve Things You Need to Know About Internet Privacy | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Twelve essential things to know for better and safer privacy on the Internet are discussed.
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The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Managing Your Facebook Privacy

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Managing Your Facebook Privacy | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Keeping your Facebook info private is getting harder and harder all the time—mostly because Facebook keeps trying to make it public.
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9 Alternative Search Engines to Improve Discovery

9 Alternative Search Engines to Improve Discovery | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Concerned with privacy? Google or Bing not your thing? These search engines are great alternatives to help you find what you're looking for online.
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Social Media Guidelines For Students And Job Seekers - Edudemic

Social Media Guidelines For Students And Job Seekers - Edudemic | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Figuring out how to act online in the workplace or when applying for jobs is tough. So use these social media guidelines for students to help!
 
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Everything you put on social media lives forever. You may delete it. You may hide it. But there are backups of backups made all the time by sites like Google, Facebook, and Twitter (Library of Congress, for example) so you should know that if you put something online … someone will find it. Maybe not immediately. Maybe not for years. But rest assured that when you put something up and then apply to a job later on in life, your potential employer will find it

 
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Make Sure You’re Secure With Facebook’s New Privacy Settings – A Complete Guide

Make Sure You’re Secure With Facebook’s New Privacy Settings – A Complete Guide | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
What comes to your mind when you hear the word Facebook? Maybe you’re thinking “social network” or “friends”, but for many users, Facebook also means two other things: frequent changes and privacy concerns.
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good tutorial explaining Facebook's new privacy settings as of 1/1/2013

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How To Hide Your Personal Information On Facebook

How To Hide Your Personal Information On Facebook | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
In the age of the Internet, privacy is a luxury and you have to constantly be on your heels to maintain it. Facebook makes it particularly hard for users to guard their personal data.
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