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7 Simple Ways to Make Your Android Phone More Secure

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Your entire life is contained in that glass slab in your hand. From emails and private messages to photos and videos of your most treasured moments, it’s all there. However, you probably don’t spend anywhere near enough time making sure your phone is configured to protect your secrets. This applies whether you’ve had your phone […]

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It’s Time to Stop Sharing Your Passwords With Your Partner

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You use long passphrases with letters and numbers. You’re careful to make sure your passwords are always unique. But there may be one threat to your digital security that you haven’t fully considered: love. WIRED UK This story originally appeared on WIRED UK. While everyone should know that sharing login credentials is a big security […]

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7 Simple Tech Tips to Keep Your Family Safe This Holiday

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With Thanksgiving and the holidays looming, you might well find yourself called upon to provide some free tech support to your family. Maybe it’s a tradition, or maybe it’ll be the first time. After all, these are usually the occasions where 12 months’ worth of tech problems and concerns get aired. At this point, you […]

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WhatsApp Using Up Your Phone Storage? Here’s How to Fix It

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WhatsApp is the most popular end-to-end encrypted messaging app in the world. But while other people can’t snoop on what you’re saying, that doesn’t mean other WhatsApp data isn’t being processed. WIRED UK This story originally appeared on WIRED UK. By far the biggest data-hogging element of WhatsApp is the pile of photos, videos, and […]

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How to Use Apple, Google, and Microsoft’s Parental Controls

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Depending on your particular mix of computers and gadgets, you’re probably using one or more Apple, Google, or Microsoft accounts—or maybe all three. In each case, the IDs that you sign in with can also be used to manage the IDs of younger family members, limiting their screen time inside apps and protecting them against […]

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Beware a New Google Drive Scam Landing in Inboxes

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Scammers just found a new phishing lure to play with: Google Drive. A flaw in the Drive is being exploited to send out seemingly legitimate emails and push notifications from Google that, if opened, could land people on malicious websites. The scam itself is nothing new—messages asking you to click on dodgy links are as […]

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All the Ways Slack Tracks You—and How to Stop It

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The global remote work experiment shows no sign of ending anytime soon. As Europe struggles to contain a deadly second wave of Covid-19, many forward-looking companies have confirmed that their employees will largely be working from home for at least the first quarter of 2021. That means that Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom will continue […]

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How to Clean Up Your Digital History

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Once you post something to the internet, it’s there forever unless you take steps to remove it (and even then, you may not be successful.) While keeping your digital history around in perpetuity can have its advantages—digging out those tax emails from 2006, looking back on vacations from half a decade ago—it’s also worth keeping […]