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Incognito Browsing with Google Chrome

by Barbara J. Feldman January 5, 2011

Users of Google’s Chrome browser have one-click access to private browsing through use of the “incognito mode.” When operating incognito, Chrome will not save cookies, browsing history, passwords, form data, or download history. To switch to incognito mode, click the tools wench (in the upper right-hand corner) and select “New Incognito Window.” To learn more, […]

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Reduce Your Risk on Facebook

by Barbara J. Feldman November 17, 2010

Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd explores some unusual ways to reduce risk on Facebook at her blog Apophenia. For example, some Facebook users deactivate their account whenever they log out. This doesn’t delete any friends or settings, and when you login and reactive, everything is just as you left it. But it does eliminate “pesky” wall […]

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Invasion of Privacy

by Barbara J. Feldman November 10, 2010

Internet privacy is a hot topic, but do you know exactly how much detail about your life is available online? At this site Attack Vector IT specialist Matt takes us step-by-step into gathering private data about a person, starting with just an email address and an IP address (both of which can be found on […]

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9 Ways Passwords Are Compromised

by Barbara J. Feldman November 3, 2010

Although strong passwords that are impossible to guess are an important part of online security, they are not the only precaution you need to take to keep your online identity secure. Leo Notenboom of Ask Leo lists nine ways your password could be compromised, even if it is very long, has lots of numbers and […]

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Facebook Privacy Guide

by Barbara J. Feldman September 8, 2010

With its new Facebook Places service, Facebook recently pitted itself against Foursquare in the location-based social media market. Almost immediately concerns over privacy were raised by the ACLU, who says that opting out of public tagging of your location is too difficult. To learn how to lock down the various geo-tagging features of Facebook, take […]

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