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Hard Questions: What Data Does Facebook Collect When I’m Not Using Facebook, and Why?

Facebook Newsroom – 4.17.18 (4.16.18)

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of the US Congress. He answered more than 500 questions and promised that we would get back on the 40 or so questions he couldn’t answer at the time. We’re following up with Congress on these directly but we also wanted to take the opportunity to explain more about the information we get from other websites and apps, how we use the data they send to us, and the controls you have. I lead a team focused on privacy and data use, including GDPR compliance and the tools people can use to control and download their information.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Public Wi-Fi

PSafe Blog – 4.12.18

The advantage of having a laptop or smartphone is being able to connect to public Wi-Fi and get things done, but you may not realize the inherent dangers of having your private data floating around on an unsecured Wi-Fi network. Hackers target these networks frequently in hopes of stealing login credentials, banking information, or more. Use this infographic to learn the ins and outs of Public W-Fi.

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Should you use an ad blocker?

Avast Blog – 4.12.18

The answer is yes. Here are three good reasons why and four things to look out for.

Ad blockers exist for every platform—desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. But is it worth it to install this software? On the surface, it seems like a no-brainer. We fast-forward through the commercials on television, throw out the junk mail we find in our mailboxes, delete the spam that infests our email inboxes, so why wouldn’t we want to eliminate those obnoxious and distracting ads that ruin our browsing experience?

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