Jared Newman

Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

How to control your privacy in Chromebooks vs. Windows 10

Apple engineers could walk away from FBI’s iPhone demands

Apple engineers could walk away from FBI’s iPhone demands

Current and former Apple employees say they’d rather quit than build an iPhone backdoor.

Mac and Windows users threatened by rampant .om domain 'typosquatting'

Mac and Windows users threatened by rampant .om domain 'typosquatting'

Typing .om instead of .com in a URL could lead to malware for Mac and Windows PCs.

Mastercard's working on selfie-based security for online payments

Mastercard's working on selfie-based security for online payments

Mastercard will soon let you verify your ID with a selfie instead of typing a password.

Google lends Apple support over FBI encryption demands

Google lends Apple support over FBI encryption demands

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pipes up in Apple's favor, and says making tech companies to hack customers’ devices “could be a troubling precedent,”

Instagram tightens security with 2-factor authentication

Instagram tightens security with 2-factor authentication

Instagram's two-factor authentication will protect precious celebrities--and anyone else who wants it.

Microsoft is banning the adware method that caused Lenovo’s Superfish scandal

Microsoft is banning the adware method that caused Lenovo’s Superfish scandal

Microsoft cracks down on ad injection and other “man-in-the-middle” techniques in Windows.

Microsoft’s revised privacy policy curbs Windows 10 fears with more specificity

Microsoft’s revised privacy policy curbs Windows 10 fears with more specificity

Microsoft's revised privacy policy addresses some extreme fears about Windows 10 data collection.

Malware replaces browser with a dangerous Chrome lookalike

Malware replaces browser with a dangerous Chrome lookalike

This malicious browser looks and acts just like Chrome--except for all the pop-up ads, system file hijacking, and activity monitoring.

Patreon donor details apparently spilled after massive hack

Patreon donor details apparently spilled after massive hack

A hack of the popular crowdfunding platform may be worse than Patreon itself has let on.

Lenovo's Service Engine marks yet another bloatware blunder for the company

Lenovo's Service Engine marks yet another bloatware blunder for the company

By preventing laptops and desktops from performing a truly clean install of Windows, Lenovo may have left users open to attack.

EFF’s new Do Not Track standard seeks to stop sneaky data collection

EFF’s new Do Not Track standard seeks to stop sneaky data collection

The new Do Not Track standard proposed by the EFF won’t do much for users right now, but it’s a step toward clearer rules for tracking cookies and ad brokers.

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