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How to Download Your Google Data

You probably know that Google tracks and collects data about you. But did you know that you can make a Google data request to download Google data? You can use Google to download all the data they have on you, or just some of it. Learn what data the ...

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How to Download Your Google Data

You probably know that Google tracks and collects data about you. But did you know that you can make a Google data ...

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What Is Incognito Mode and Is It Safe?

Whether it’s Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, all modern browsers offer an incognito mode for private browsing. But while you can don the glasses-and-hat disguise to hide a bit, it won’t cover your tracks nearly as much as you might think. Keep reading ...

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What Is Incognito Mode and Is It Safe?

Whether it’s Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, all modern browsers offer an incognito mode for private browsing. But while you ...

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What Is Ad Tracking?

Ever wondered why ads on websites often look a little too personalized? That’s because companies use tracking software and other methods to better understand your online habits and target you with personalized ads. Learn what ad tracking is, how ...

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What Is Ad Tracking?

Ever wondered why ads on websites often look a little too personalized? That’s because companies use tracking software ...

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What Does Google Do With Your Data?

More than most companies today, Google understands that information is power. But how much does Google know about you? Here, we’ll unpack Google’s privacy policy, so that you know what data gets tracked, how Google uses your data, and how to manage ...

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What Does Google Do With Your Data?

More than most companies today, Google understands that information is power. But how much does Google know about you? ...

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How to Uninstall Apps on a Mac

Uninstalling programs on a Mac requires more than simply dragging them into the Trash. In this article, we’ll show you how to permanently delete apps on Mac — along with their corresponding files and other digital leftovers — so they’re truly gone. ...

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How to Uninstall Apps on a Mac

Uninstalling programs on a Mac requires more than simply dragging them into the Trash. In this article, we’ll show you ...

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How to Go Incognito on Mac, iPhone or iPad

Incognito mode — known as Private Browsing in Safari — lets you browse the internet without your computer storing any traces of where ...

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How to Go Incognito on Mac, iPhone or iPad

Incognito mode — known as Private Browsing in Safari — lets you browse the internet without your computer storing any ...

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How to Use Firefox Private Browsing

Firefox Private Browsing lets you surf the web without leaving any traces of your activity on your computer — no history, no cookies, no saved browsing data. Keep reading to learn how to set Firefox to incognito mode, and then see how a dedicated ...

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How to Use Firefox Private Browsing

Firefox Private Browsing lets you surf the web without leaving any traces of your activity on your computer — no ...

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How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity thieves are on the prowl. Their cause is unrelenting, so your defenses should be too. Avast BreachGuard continuously monitors ...

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How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity thieves are on the prowl. Their cause is unrelenting, so your defenses should be too. Avast BreachGuard ...

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What Is the Dark Web

Search engine results show only a fraction of the content available on the web. A layer below these highly trafficked results lies the deep web — a trove of hidden content — and further within the deep web lies the dark web. Keep reading to find out ...

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What Is the Dark Web

Search engine results show only a fraction of the content available on the web. A layer below these highly trafficked ...

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The Best Free Antivirus Software in 2021

Every computer needs strong antivirus protection, and we’ve put together a list of the best free antivirus software for Windows 10 and Windows 7, based on recommendations by leading independent experts. Keep reading to learn about the best internet ...

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The Best Free Antivirus Software in 2021

Every computer needs strong antivirus protection, and we’ve put together a list of the best free antivirus software for ...