Archive for Category: "Xtra"

Limit iPhone / iPad Ad Tracking

Limit iPhone / iPad Ad Tracking

With the release of iOS 6 came a new method for ad tracking called Identifier for Advertisers (IFA) which helps advertisers track your usage.  IFA assigns an anonymous number to your iOS device.  Whether an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.  IFA does not identify you personally.  It’s purpose is to allow advertisers to deliver targeted […]

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Are Political Parties Invading Your Privacy?

Are Political Parties Invading Your Privacy?

If you spend much time online then you’re likely aware of the ever changing landscape of privacy.  Companies like Google and Facebook have data mining down to a science. Tracking your searches and the types websites you visit.  Who your friends are and their online preferences.  Not to mention the huge amount of data Amazon […]

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GoDaddy Sites and Email Down

GoDaddy Sites and Email Down

Just how difficult is it to take down a major registrar that’s responsible for hosting millions of websites and DNS entries?  Apparently it’s a lot easier than you might think.  Today a hacker took responsibility for a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against GoDaddy.  In the process hurting far more than GoDaddy’s business interests.  […]

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Dropbox Two-Factor Authentication

Dropbox Two-Factor Authentication

Dropbox is getting ready to roll out two-factor authentication to help users better secure their accounts.  The timing is due to a recent hack of the popular online storage service.  More specifically someone hacked a third-party site and used the same credentials to log into Dropbox.  A story too common since many people use the […]

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Hide My Ass PanicButton Extension

Hide My Ass PanicButton Extension

The Hide My Ass team recently added a popular privacy tool to their arsenal.  Acquiring the PanicButton Chrome extension.  HMA also welcomed it’s creator, @ThomasGreiner, to continue development.  For those new to Panic Button, the Chrome extension helps you hide all the tabs in your browser with the click of a button.  Then restore them with […]

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