Privacy

48 articles

What is encryption? How it works + types of encryption
Encryption converts sensitive information or data into a secret code to prevent unauthorized access. Learn how to protect your personal data with encryption.
January 22, 2024·3 min read
Privacy vs. security: What’s the difference?
Privacy is your right to control personal info, while security is how that info is protected. They're different, and understanding this helps in a connected world.
December 11, 2023·4 min read
What is an IP address? A definition + how to find it
Explore the ins and outs of blockchain security with this comprehensive guide covering different types of blockchain and best practices to follow.
November 20, 2023·4 min
What is private browsing? How to use it on any browser
Major web browsers offer private browsing or incognito modes. But what does “private” really mean? Find out here.
November 17, 2023·3 min read
Internet tracking: How and why we’re followed online
Internet tracking is how websites study our behaviour when we visit them.
June 09, 2022·3 min
How to increase Facebook privacy: 9 ways to boost your privacy on Facebook
Facebook isn’t that private, unless you take the steps to make it that way. If you’re not careful, you’ll be sharing your posts with people you’ve never met, online or offline
March 17, 2022·2 min read
How to keep your personal information safe on social media
How online creeping and cyber stalking differ, the most common cyber stalking tactics, and where we are with stalkerware today
March 01, 2022·3 min read
What is a VPN?
A virtual private network (VPN) gives you online privacy and anonymity by creating a private network from a public internet connection. Learn more from Norton.
February 24, 2022·3 min read
7 risky behaviors you should stop right now
Here are seven risky online habits to put away today, along with tips on better ones that can help you stay safer when you connect. | NortonLifeLock
October 05, 2020·4 min read
9 ways to help keep your personal data safe during vacation
Vacations can be an exciting, happy time for people to get away and avoid the everyday worries of home. But fun can come to a halt if your personal data is compromised while traveling.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Are VPNs legal or illegal?
VPNs are legal to use in many countries, but you should understand what may be legal and illegal while using a VPN.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Control vs. Convenience vs. Cost: Consumers demand more control over personal data yet may not be willing to pay organisations to protect it
Our 2018 Norton LifeLock Cyber Safety Insights Report (NLCSIR) estimates that Australians lost 37 million hours and $1.3 billion as an impact of cyber-crime in the past year
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Are free VPNs safe? 7 things to know before using free VPNs
You might be tempted to sign up for a free VPN service. But are free VPNs safe to use? Learn more.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
How to clean up your online digital footprint
Your “digital footprint” includes all traces of your online activity, from commenting on news pieces or social media to making online purchases. When you know the boundaries of your digital footprint, and take steps to control it, you can protect your identity and your reputation.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Software terms of service and privacy policies explained
If you’re like most people, you don’t read the Terms of Service when you get a new app or buy a new device. That’s a big mistake, because a lot of apps on the market that are less-than-ideal, known as “grayware,” count on you allowing them access to your information.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Straight talk about cyberstalking
Technology opens our lives up in ways that weren't possible even less than a decade ago.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Data Privacy Day 2019: Ten ways to keep your data more private
The Internet has blurred the lines between real world and the virtual one. Technology is barreling into our hands through smartphones at an unbelievable pace. While this is good for productivity and...
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Choosing Convenience Over Security
Choosing Convenience Over Security
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Travel tips for staying safe on public Wi-Fi
Travel used to mean getting away from it all. Public Wi-Fi and mobile devices now keep us connected 24x7. But unsecured public Wi-Fi is risky. Learn how to stay safer on public Wi-Fi while traveling.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Here's the reason why people cover their webcam
Can cybercriminals spy on you through your webcam? Here’s why you should cover it up.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Proxy vs. VPN: 4 differences you should know
A proxy server and virtual private network can both help protect your online privacy — but there are big differences. Learn more.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
The risks of public Wi-Fi
Did you know there could be threats lurking in the background on public Wi-Fi while you balance your bank account and sip a latte at your favorite cafe?
August 08, 2018·4 min read
What is a security breach?
What is a security breach? | Norton
August 08, 2018·4 min read
How ridesharing services can take your privacy for a ride
Ridesharing services require riders' information such as real-time location data and a form of payment. This could pose risks to riders' privacy.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Travellers Beware: Don’t Let That Holiday Feeling Ruin Your Vacation
Travellers Beware: Don’t Let That Holiday Feeling Ruin Your Vacation
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Protecting your privacy on social media networks
Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have become societal cornerstones. People love sharing their personal news and views about what’s going on in their lives.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Penny pinching and convenience are more important to Australians than protecting their personal data online
According to Norton Australia’s Project 360 Data Report, while 93 per cent of Australians agree that online privacy is important to them, only one in four (28 per cent) uses a VPN (Virtual Private Network).
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Video chats with your doctor in the COVID-19 era: How safe is your medical info?
Video conferencing with healthcare providers can be helpful in the COVID-19 era. Learn how to help keep your medical information private.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Secure browsing with VPN solutions for desktop computers
Protect your browsing data, personal information and privacy with a virtual private network (VPN) for your desktop computer. Learn how a VPN encrypts your browsing data and keeps your computer’s IP address private.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Is the dark web illegal?
The dark web is where people can buy illegal drugs and firearms. It's also dotted with sites that specialize in illicit pornography, including child porn. Many of the sites are illegal, but there are exceptions to this rule. You can find forums, blogs, and social media sites that cover topics such as politics and sports.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Telltale signs an app is violating your privacy
Malware isn’t just for laptops and desktops. In fact, it can be a lot easier for malware to end up on your mobile phone or tablet than your computer.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
VP-What?! The Three Letters to Protect You and Your Family
VP-What?! The Three Letters to Help Protect You and Your Family
August 08, 2018·2 min read
25 Mac security tips and settings
Your new Mac computer or iOS update means it’s a good time to think about security and privacy. Here’s how.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
What personal information should you safeguard?
Some 10 million identity thefts happen in the United States every year. Taking extra steps to protect your personal information—and knowing what information you need to safeguard—is the best way to prevent identity theft from happening to you.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Mobile Privacy: What Do Your Apps Know About You?
Just how much personal information are your apps gathering? And do they really need so much?
August 08, 2018·4 min read
How data brokers find and sell your personal info
Data brokers gather and sell information about you. Here’s how to gain some control over your data.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Data breaches aren’t going anywhere--what you need to know
It may seem like stories of massive data breaches are popping up in the news on a weekly basis these days. Unfortunately, this is not surprising.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Tips for protecting your privacy online
With online spying in the news, you may be wondering who’s watching where you go online and what sites you visit. This is a legitimate concern.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
VPN tunnel: What is it and how does it work?
A VPN tunnel — short for virtual private network tunnel — can provide a way to cloak some of your online activities. Learn more.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
What are cookies?
Mention “cookies,” and most people expect a treat to appear. When talking about computers, however, cookies aren’t what’s on the dessert menu. In fact, they’re not even physical objects.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
VPN for Mac
Help protect your browsing activity while using your Mac computer with a VPN. Learn how a VPN provides privacy while you browse and helps keep your information safe when using public Wi-Fi.
August 07, 2018·4 min read
VPN For Windows
Help keep your browsing activity private by using a VPN on your Windows PC. Learn what a VPN is and how it helps to keep your information safe and private, especially when using public Wi-Fi.
August 07, 2018·2 min read
What are some of the laws regarding internet and data security?
Numerous laws in the U.S. cover Internet, data security, and privacy in the United States, with the 1974 Privacy Act (link is external) arguably being the foundation for it all. The Privacy Act passed to establish control over the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personal information by agencies in the executive branch of the U.S. government.
January 18, 2018·3 min read

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