4 great apps for iPhone in 2020

A review by Glen Lowe

Apps are what set iPhones apart, and the hundreds of apps have uses ranging from maps, reading, weather forecasts, photos, drawing, videos, office tasks, music, or entertainment. There are always new apps coming up, and while many of them are free, others you have to pay for. 

The paid apps often work much better than the free ones, and most often, the paid version is an upgrade of the free version with more features unlocked. If you don’t have an iPhone, or you are planning to buy one, it is worth your while to check out the many apps iPhone has to offer. 

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Moclever USB Microphone Unboxing

Getting into podcasting or feeling the need to have  better sounding audio when doing a FaceTime or Zoom meeting?  Good news, you don’t have to spend upwards of $100 on the latest Rode microphone or other fancy gaming headsets.  It turns out that a $20 setup can get you a heck of a lot for your money as our very own MacJim takes on an unboxing.  Amazon.

Setting up Firefox for Privacy

A guest posting by Andy J from his blog at doug.ee

My browser of choice for privacy is Firefox. There are browsers that are privacy and security focused, but I decided to stick with Firefox with some privacy add-ons (extensions) and some tweaking to the settings. Out of the box Firefox respects your privacy and security, with a few tweaks and add-ons you can improve the security of your browsing. In this article I will show you how to make use of these to help protect yourself.

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GDPR In Simple Words – Finally Understand What Is GDPR

A Guest Post From NameEstate.com

From an original post by: Daren here

 

There are over four billion internet users in the world. This means that each day, billions of people log onto sites, download apps, or use other online resources that collect data about them simply by clicking their links. Cookies, IP addresses, locations, and much more can be collected without users even realizing they’ve provided this information.

When companies can store and utilize user data at their leisure, there is potential for misuse. To mitigate the risks associated with using the internet, the European Union has developed GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulations, to protect its citizens and keep companies honest about how they use consumer data.

The following is a thorough breakdown of GDPR, the history of data protection, who GDPR applies to, and how GDPR affects internet users and businesses. By better understanding GDPR, it will be easier to navigate registering domains, set up new websites, and adhere to all legal obligations that apply to business sites.

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Browser Fingerprinting. What Is It and What Should You Do About It?

A guest post from the Pixel Privacy Blog.  

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Have you ever heard of browser fingerprinting? It’s okay if you haven’t, since almost nobody else has ever heard of it, either.

Browser fingerprinting is an incredibly accurate method of identifying unique browsers and tracking online activity.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to wipe all of your fingerprints from the internet. But first, let’s start by exploring what, exactly, browser fingerprinting is.

Browser Fingerprinting: What Is It?

Browser fingerprinting is defined on Wikipedia as follows:

“A device fingerprint, machine fingerprint or browser fingerprint is information collected about a remote computing device for the purpose of identification. Fingerprints can be used to fully or partially identify individual users or devices even when cookies are turned off.”

That means that, when you connect to the internet on your laptop or smartphone, your device will hand over a bunch of specific data to the receiving server about the websites you visit.

Browser fingerprinting is a powerful method that websites use to collect information about your browser type and version, as well as your operating system, active plugins, timezone, language, screen resolution and various other active settings.

These data points might seem generic at first and don’t necessarily look tailored to identify one specific person. However, there’s a significantly small chance for another user to have 100% matching browser information. Panopticlick found that only 1 in 286,777 other browsers will share the same fingerprint as another user.

Websites use the information provided by browsers to identify unique users and track their online behavior. This process is therefore called “browser fingerprinting.”

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ProtonMail: How to create a strong password

A guest post from the ProtonMail Blog

You probably already know some obvious password safety tips, like don’t use “password” as your password. But did you know that a password like “Ch@ll3ng3r%$” is not much more secure? Sure, it mixes upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and special characters, like you’re often advised to do when creating a password for a new account. And yet a hacker could crack it using a dictionary attack in an hour or two. “Challenger” is a common base word, and the modifications are too simplistic to fool most hackers.

You may be thinking that no hacker would bother attacking you personally, and you’re probably right. The danger is not that a hacker will target you, but rather that your password will be part of a larger data breach. If you use a weak password, hackers can extract it from the database along with all the other weak passwords.

Therefore, your goal is to create a password that will be difficult for a hacker with a powerful computer to crack, while also being simple enough to memorize. This article will explain exactly how to do that, as well as offer some advice on what to do with your strong password once you’ve thought of it. But first it’s helpful to understand a bit about how online services use passwords to manage account access and how hackers can steal your credentials.

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The Most Dangerous Apps for Kids

A guest post with infographic
from the Swift Tech Buy Blog

Cool Features for Kid-Friendly iPhones

In the past, parents didn’t have to make tough decisions concerning their kid’s use of technology. However, much has changed, and kid’s mobile phone safety is a new role for all. Kids use their iPhones to interact with friends, share photos, play games, and search for information online. Nonetheless, there are various gadgets adored by kids, and you have to pick one with mobile child safety features.

Check out the best iPhone features to look out for:

1. Web filtering

A web filtering characteristic is one of the essential mobile child safety features. It enables you to block the sites that you don’t want your child to access even without parental control software. If your kid’s iPhone is broken and faulty, making you unable to turn on the web filtering feature, do away with it and acquire a better device. But how do I go about this? By searching “sell my broken phone,” you’ll get swifttechbuy.com and many other websites where you can trade your iPhone instantly.

2. GPS feature

Although there are various ways on how to monitor kids iPhone, GPS tracker is a plus for any mobile phone. Such a feature offers unbelievable peace of mind for most parents. With a GPS tracker, you can quickly locate your child using their mobile. Besides, some kids communicate with strangers online and also plan meetings, but with this feature, you will be aware of suspicious places visited.

Bottomline

Almost all iPhones come with amazing mobile child safety features. But it’s your role not only to pick a device that enhances your child’s safety but also match your child’s needs. Ensure that your child’s mobile can track the kid’s location and can easily bar websites containing inappropriate content.

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Steps To Keep Your iPhone Secure

A guest post from Reprocity Labs

For a long time, the iPhone has boasted the title of being the most secure mass-produced smartphone. Since Apple has a team that is ever dedicated to the security of their devices, it reduces the chances of a data breach affecting multiple users. This is one of the reasons why companies have preferred using it as well as why it has warmed the hearts of some of its loyal users.

However, the fact that it has security measures in place doesn’t mean that it is impossible to hack. In fact, recent findings by Google warn that iPhone users might put their data at risk by visiting specific websites that are created for the sole purpose of hacking into iPhone systems. Since hackers love a challenge, this isn’t the only isolated attack aimed at bringing down the smartphone. If you are an iPhone user, or your business relies on it for its daily operations, you need to be careful with how you use it to protect your data.

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Internet Privacy Review 2019

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Original article here

Internet usage is growing by the day. As usage grows, so does the amount of information shared. A lot of information is shared voluntarily. People create profiles for social media sites, join email lists and download white papers. With every interaction, data is voluntarily given.

Meanwhile, more aggressive marketing tactics like tracking website behavior is becoming all too popular. In an attempt to show customers relevant ads, companies monitor clicks, identify trends and create targeted ad campaigns. Companies using data for advertising purposes is one thing, but personal data is a goldmine for hackers. From email phishing scams to ransomware, there are a number of threats that make personal data like passwords, bank accounts and credit card numbers, vulnerable.

Internet privacy is one of the fastest growing concerns among online users.

Research shows that 68% of users are concerned about not knowing how their personal information is collected online and used. And concern is only growing. Forty-five percent of consumers are more worried about their online privacy than they were a year ago, according to TrustArc

The state of internet privacy is an important topic, which is why we’ve created this guide to discuss privacy concerns, explore solutions and present an Internet Privacy Index that ranks the internet privacy of 100+ countries.

In this guide, we’ll cover:

  • Global use of the internet
  • Internet Privacy Index
  • Cybercrime legislation
  • Data privacy for consumers
  • Patchwork legislation makes data privacy difficult
  • Consumer efforts to protect customer data

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