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For better privacy, change these iOS 8 settings

Before you sync your iCloud or reinstall your apps, you need to lock down your iPhone or iPad. Here are seven important tweaks (and more) you can set to bolster your privacy.

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Use Google's new panel in security settings to keep your account safe

The settings aren't new, but the wizard-like presentation is a new addition. It walks you through five important security settings for your Google account.

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The best way to completely wipe your Android device

The default data wipe tool in Android may not be enough to permanently eliminate personal data on your old device.

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7 best practices for smartphone security

Check out these quick tips for protecting the privacy of your data and keeping your device safe from thieves.

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What to do if your email gets hacked (and how to prevent it)

Having your email account hacked can be violating and panic-inducing. Here's what to do when it happens, and what you can do to prevent future attacks.

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Email hacked? Here's what to do (pictures)

Having your email account hacked can be violating and panic-inducing. Here's what to do when it happens, and what you can do to prevent future attacks.

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I don't use anti-virus software. Am I nuts?

Maybe I'm courting disaster, but my cheapskate approach to security has paid off so far. Here's my secret.

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Seven tips for securing your Facebook account

Facebook can be a tricky beast when it comes to keeping your account private and secure. Here are seven tips to help you tame it.

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How to block people and app invites on Facebook

Sick and tired of those annoying app or event invites? Here's how you can stop them once and for all.

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Edit Google account permissions from an Android device

It's easy to forget how many apps and services you've granted access to your Google account. Luckily, you can monitor it from an Android device.

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Find overlooked messages in Facebook's 'Other' inbox

It's a little-known fact that Facebook filters messages from unknown senders into a virtually invisible folder. Here's how to find it.

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Google's VirusTotal Uploader now available for Macs

Previously available as a Web app or a Windows app, Google's VirusTotal tool for scanning suspicious files is now available for Mac OS X.

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