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"Your location has been shared 5398 times" - Do we need a privacy assistant on our smartphones?

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A new study found that users change their privacy settings when they receive messages telling them how much of their data is being accessed by mobile apps. Do we need a privacy assistant on our smartphones?

How long would it take to crack your password?

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Password policies are the enemy of security, the developer of a password analyzing tool concludes, while a vendor pushes it further to decree that password security is, basically, toast.

Research finds that privacy tools don’t work

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Users can neither understand nor configure tools which claim to improve their privacy, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon. Is there any way we can achieve online privacy?