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Here’s Why Google Chrome Is Telling You Your Favourite Sites Aren’t Secure

Google’s throwing its weight around and using the latest edition of its Chrome browser to make the web a little safer by shaming sites that haven’t implemented the more secure data transfer protocol HTTPS – which keeps bad actors from digitally watching over your shoulder as you browser. BBC reported…

Facebook’s New Tool Outs Phishing Sites Posing As ‘Secure’

Phishing attacks, which sucker unsuspecting users into clicking malicious links or giving up their login credentials, often rely on domain names that appear similar to a site they’re trying to imitate. For example, an attacker might register a domain such as faceb00k.com and use it to steal users’ Facebook credentials….

How To Avoid Getting Tracked As You Browse The Web

Illustration: Chelsea Beck/GMG As privacy barriers have gradually been eroded online, it’s become harder and harder to keep control over what you’re revealing to the websites you visit when you open up a web browser. For many users now, revealing who you are is just an inevitable consequence of being…