Preston Gralla

Contributing Editor

Preston Gralla is a contributing editor for Computerworld, a blogger for ITworld, and the author of more than 45 books, including NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly 2012) and How the Internet Works (Que, 2006).

17 steps to being completely anonymous online

Microsoft’s tin ear for privacy

Microsoft’s tin ear for privacy

The company keeps defending data-gathering features that some people don’t want instead of just making them optional.

Apple’s encryption stand: Doing the right thing for the wrong reason

Apple’s encryption stand: Doing the right thing for the wrong reason

Apple wants the public to think it cares about our privacy. What it cares about is its market share, particularly in China.

Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Worried about possible privacy problems in Windows 10? We offer some quick and easy ways to protect your data.

IoT security threats and how to handle them

IoT security threats and how to handle them

Yes, your smartwatch should scare you, but so should industrial-grade IoT.

IoT dangers are real and widespread

IoT dangers are real and widespread

Two surveys show IoT dangers are prevalent in enterprises.

Tools

7 all-in-one security suites: Anti-malware for all your devices

Let's face it: No matter what device you use, you're in danger. Security threats and malware lurk on Windows PCs, Macs, and Android and iOS devices. If you use more than one device -- like most of us do -- that makes it even more...

How to clear your data off a device

There are several ways to wipe personal data off gadgets before you get rid of them.

Outlook 2010 cheat sheet: Visual tour

Outlook 2010 cheat sheet: Visual tour

Find your way around Microsoft Outlook 2010 and the Ribbon interface

Remotely possible: pcAnywhere alternatives

Remotely possible: pcAnywhere alternatives

Now that Symantec is warning users to stop using pcAnywhere, what should you use for remote desktop control? We offer some suggestions.

Best Free Software for Protecting Your PC and Your Privacy

Want to ensure that your PC and all of your files and data stay safe, secure, and private--without breaking the bank? We've rounded up 11 free security and privacy utilities that shield you against malware, protect your data at Wi-Fi...

Chrome 10 Pushes the Browser Speed Barrier

As Web sites become increasingly complex, streaming media becomes more common, and applications migrate from PC-client-based to Web-based, it becomes increasingly important for browsers to be as fast and responsive as possible. In...

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