How to secure cloud storage from providers, hackers, and surveillance

  • April 1, 2014

We all know the critique that has followed cloud storage around since it was first conceived: is our stuff safe when it’s stored on the web? The truth of the matter is fairly mixed. Generally speaking, your cloud-based files are not just up for grabs. On the other hand, all prominent cloud storage providers have been hacked or have turned over user data to authorities.In an era where many people have multiple devices from which they want to access their personal files and internet speed is fast enough for easy file transfers, it makes perfect sense to store some or all of your files in the cloud.

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Video: How to set up Firefox to protect your privacy and security

  • March 30, 2014

Our latest video tutorial is all about how to configure a browser that many of you already are familiar with and use in a way that makes you safer online.

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How to secure your passwords with LastPass

  • March 22, 2014

A lot of our privacy and security content makes an important assumption. That assumption is that nobody can get into your account without breaking through some sort of protective measures, meaning you are only vulnerable due to either your activities or security holes on the web. The truth is, though, bad passwords are much more often your personal security’s weakest link.

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A beginner’s guide to rooting on Android: A glossary

  • March 21, 2014

One of the hardest things to do when learning how to root your Android device is figuring out the meanings of many of the terms used in whichever directions you’re using. Our guide to rooting wants to make sure you aren’t confused about terminology when you start going through the rooting process.

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A beginner’s guide to rooting on Android: What is rooting?

  • March 19, 2014

We talk a lot about things you can do with a rooted device on Getting Things Tech, but we tend to assume that you know what that means and how to root an Android device. In reality, only a small subset of Android users even know what rooting means. Let’s change that!

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Video: How to fake your location on Android

  • March 19, 2014

Anyone interested in privacy has probably felt a little uncomfortable about carrying a GPS-enabled device in their pocket all day. You can learn how to fake your location on Android to throw the scent off your trail, be it precautionary, a way to get around blackouts and censorship, or something else entirely.

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Video: How to enable developer options on Android in less than 60 seconds

  • March 18, 2014

The first video on our brand new YouTube channel concerns a common problem for Android users on newer versions of the operating system (4.2+): how do you enable developer options? They were there in Android 4.1 and earlier, but they were removed from sight in newer editions.

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Share Wi-Fi from your hotel or college dorm: Connect your XBOX, PS4, Roku, or other devices to college/university or hotel Wi-Fi

  • February 27, 2014

Did you bring your Roku or Chromecast on your trip, only to find out you could not get it to connect to your hotel’s internet? Were you really excited to play some multi-player on your new XBOX or PS4 at college, but you can’t get it to recognize your dorm’s wi-fi?

You may be able to create a wi-fi hotspot of your own to share that internet with your devices.

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