Internet Hackers: 20 Tricks They Use to Scam You | Reader’s Digest

Computer hackers have lots of tools to threaten your Internet security, but these tips from cybersecurity experts can help protect your privacy.

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How Google Search Works (in 5 minutes) – YouTube

A short video about how Google Search works, including how Google’s software indexes the web, ranks sites, flags spam, and serves up results. There’s also a part about a lasagna festival.

Are You Actually Tech-Savvy or Just Dependent? – ReadWrite

Knowing how to use smart devices doesn’t mean you’re savvy, and there’s a huge — but subtle — difference between being savvy and being dependent.

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Just Delete Me | A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

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What Should You Do If You Receive a Phishing Email?

If you receive a phishing email, it can be a bit scary. Fortunately, nothing infects your computer if you don’t click any links or respond. Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you receive a phishing email.

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Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds – BBC News

A list of all-too-predictable choices for breached accounts includes 123456 and “Liverpool”.

[…] The NCSC said people should string three random but memorable words together to use as a strong password.[…]

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Most Americans don’t realize what companies can predict from their data

Every device that you use, every company you do business with, every online account you create – they all collect data about you and analyze it to figure out minute details of your life.

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Google may track your location even if you disable Location tracking | gHacks Technology News

The Location feature that Google built-into the Android operating system and some of its applications power location-based services such as Google Maps and provide Google with information about a customer’s whereabouts. The Location feature is not turned on by default but Google apps, services, and third-party apps may prompt the user to enable it to provide more accurate information.

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