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Best smart smoke detector to keep your home safe

Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors don’t just sound the alarm, they also alert your smart phone and more.

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Best antivirus: Keep your Windows PC safe from spyware, Trojans, malware, and more

Your PC needs virus protection, full stop. No matter how careful you are, some threats can't be avoided without the aid of antivirus software. Our top picks will keep you protected.

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G Data Total Security review: The best antivirus app you've never heard of

Germany-based G Data's Total Security premium suite has all the features you need in a well-organized app, with relatively fair pricing.

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Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Expand your Android security knowledge with this comprehensive collection of level-headed resources.

How to hold on to Windows 7 for the long haul

Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger

Microsoft's monthly security rollups for Windows 7 have grown by 91% since the company revised the still-popular operating system's update regimen in 2016.

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Mingis on Tech: The blockchain evolution moves from services...to smartphones?

As big tech vendors roll out a variety of blockchain-as-a-service offerings, two smartphone makers plan to include it new devices this year. Here's the latest on the blockchain craze.

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BolehVPN review: A capable service that's not for novices

BolehVPN has an overly complex interface, and its logging policies will concern some, but its speeds are good, and it loves cryptocurrency payments.

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Best Android antivirus? The top 12 tools

There are plenty of antivirus tools for Android. Here's how the top 12 measure up in protection, usability and features.

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Supreme Court: Your digital location is protected by the Constitution

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court Friday affirmed that law enforcement must obtain a warrant to access mobile phone location data collected by wireless providers – a win for consumer privacy.

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Apple pushes privacy theme in Safari for iOS 12, 'Mojave'

The browser is getting new privacy and security tricks, including better integration with third-party password managers and less tracking with cookies.

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Trend Micro Maximum Security review: A great security suite, but the privacy protection features need work

Trend Micro Maximum Security is a solid antivirus suite with a few privacy features that need an upgrade.

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Bullguard Premium Protection review: A solid security suite that likes to bark

Bullguard Premium Protection can do a good job at protecting your PC, but mid-range PCs may see a performance drop under heavy loads.

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Apple wins praise for adding 'USB Restricted Mode' to secure iPhones

Amid reports that two forensic companies have been helping law enforcement and government agencies break into locked iPhones, Apple rolled out a new feature in iOS 12 to prevent further intrusions. Privacy advocates applauded the move....

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining apps on iOS to protect mobile users

Apple has created new rules for app developers that ban the creation of cryptocurrency mining services on mobile devices.

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1Password 7 for Mac review: Password manager with small improvements that add up

It’s not an overhaul for what is already a robust and competently designed approach, but the touchups and additions move the product along.

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Ready for more secure authentication? Try these password alternatives and enhancements

Password-only authentication is dead. Combine passwords with multifactor authentication, social login, biometrics, or risk-based authentication to better protect users and your reputation.

Apple and Google harden their smartphones against hackers and governments

As techniques used by criminals and law enforcement become known, the two leading smartphone makers are adapting to protect user data.

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VPNhub Premium review: Pornhub's new VPN service needs to work out the kinks

VPNhub has fair speeds and a good desktop app for Windows, but the privacy policy isn't great and there are better options if you're looking for anonymity.

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