It's easy to lose track of which apps can access your files, camera, mic, location, contacts, and other private data. But you can double-check and change your app permissions with just a few taps. These controls are mostly the same on all Android phones from 6.0 upwards, so let's show you how to secure your data better.
Privacy apps keep your browser history and online movements from being tracked and are especially helpful when connected to public Wi-Fi where you're a little more vulnerable. They also locate lost or stolen devices and protect login credentials. Here are the best apps for your Android.
It's not always clear when your Android phone is recording you through its camera or microphone. But with the Android 12 beta, Google added a nuclear Quick Settings option to shut down the camera or mic for all apps immediately. Here's how to find and use these settings.
We may give a lot of data to Google, and much of the time it's to our benefit as consumers — but not always. Google has tools put in place to help its users to understand and manage that data — one such tool is the Privacy Checkup. When was your last checkup?
The Telegram messaging app has a ton of great features and customizations, allowing you to connect with friends, family, and contacts. Still, you may not want them to know if, or when, you're online at times. We'll show you how to turn off Telegram's Last Seen Online timestamp, so you can have a bit of your privacy and anonymity back.
Google's latest battle over privacy is just starting as a judge ruled that a $5 billion case against it is allowed to proceed. Google is accused of not notifying users that their data is being tracked while using "Incognito Mode."
Data tracking is big business for Big Tech, but digital privacy is getting more important than ever and it needs to be done right. Google is one of few companies that could balance both, but will it be willing to go big — or go home?
Users of Amazon's Echo devices and Alexa services have options when it comes to controlling their data privacy and security. Through the Privacy Hub, they can access their data and set parameters on how much information they want to share with Amazon and third-party developers, products, and services.