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How To: Make A Strong Master Password

by Tracy Knauer •

As we’ve already noted, password manager apps are a great way to make sure your passwords are as robust as possible. But to use a password manager you need a single master password. And you need it to be very strong. Here’s how to create an excellent master password. Password Myths Most people think that the best way to make …

Windows 10 May Monitor the Apps You Use

by Tracy Knauer •

It’s no secret that Windows 10 collects lots of data about users. But a recent blog post by the company suggests that it might be tracking more information than previously thought, including which apps you have open. There are a number of settings you can change in Windows 10 to make it more private (or you can use a privacy …

AT&T GigaPower Aggressively Tracks Users Online

by Tracy Knauer •

How much is online privacy worth? $29 per month, according to AT&T, which is offering new ultra-fast Internet service called GigaPower that aggressively tracks users’ browsing activity unless they pay extra. GigaPower, which is currently available only in select United States cities, provides gigabit-speed bandwidth for residential customers. AT&T is offering the service to compete with Google Fiber, which delivers …

Australia’s New Internet Censorship Law Will Be Tested

by Tracy Knauer •

A legal demand is testing Internet censorship policies for the first time in Australia, where an Internet service provider, or ISP, has been threatened with a lawsuit if it does not block online content. The case centers on a website owned by an Australian construction company. Another construction company says the site infringes its copyright. It hired a legal firm …