Please learn how to delete a file properly: Here is how you do it

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Any kind of personal data that you might have on your computer machine like your past web searches and financial spreadsheets, is something that is very sensitive. In other words, you do not really want anyone to find it once you are not there to physically take care of your machine. Fine, you can delete …

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Most popular Android apps of 2018 right here and right now

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If you want to have a rather diverse range of Android applications then Google Play Store is the place to be. The platform offers users a plethora of different applications that actually do a pretty good job of catering to the needs of audience on the Android platform. Google Play Store offers Android apps that …

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Here is the data that websites collect from you (The complete edition)

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We are here to tell people that unless and until they get themselves some sort of protection (like a VPN), they are likely to leave behind huge digital footprints behind them as soon as they launch that web browser of theirs. The worst part is that, the majority of online websites that the user visits …

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Make being online fun again: Purge ‘Friends’ from social media

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We have finally hit that stage where it is universally acknowledged (like an axiom almost) that social media has become a nasty place. In other words, it is bad. Many believe that social media is bad for the privacy and well-being of the society. Other believe that social media has transformed into something that sinks …

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Facebook alternatives: How to kick Facebook out of your life

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Facebook has had a rough period spanning the last seven or eight months. Regulators and various activists have accused the company of discrimination and policy loopholes. After all the greedy advertising mechanisms, the political mess, the data breaches, a ton of users have come to realize that Facebook is simply not just a place to …

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The Filter Bubble Problem That Tech Companies Have To Solve

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For the first part of this post click here. The first part of the post ended with a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Grant Blank, talking about the ways in which researchers defined the term echo chamber and that according to results his team obtained, there was no echo chamber. Grant Blank also …

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Data Barons: About Time To Reign Them In

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For the first part go here. Mark Zuckerberg had no problems on “quoting” the fact that people in America, on average, used about eight social and communication applications. Interestingly enough, he neglected to make any mention of the fact that his own social network, Facebook, owned a multiple number of those popular social and communication …

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Who Will Rein In All The Data Barons To Save Humanity?

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No one needs to question the fact that technology companies such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook will do their best to resist all attempts to regulate and/or restrain their market influence. However, we have reached a point where the collective prosperity of the people along with personal privacy has to take preference over corporate greed. …

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Did The Zuckerberg Hearings Provide A Sense of Relief For Facebook?

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Mark Zuckerberg had to go through a marathon testimony before the US Congress this past week. It lasted around 10 hours. About two hours into the testimony, the CEO of Facebook and a Republican Senator from Texas, John Cornyn, had an awkward exchange. What was that exchange? John Cornyn essentially wanted to know what happened …

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Facebook Will Now Impose New Restrictions On Pages And Ads

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Facebook is trying very hard to make the social media platform over before the company’s CEO actually goes on to testify to the Congress. That is supposed to happen within the next week. Just a couple of days ago Facebook announced that it would make use of several new and more effective authentication requirements for …

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