The private-i news crew has added the following entries to its “how to” section in an effort to share better, enhanced ways to protect your privacy online. Check out the new resources here:
- GPS and Mobile Phone Privacy: http://www.privatewifi.com/howtos/gps-and-mobile-phone-privacy/
- Mac OS X —- (Managing Security Settings for) – http://www.privatewifi.com/howtos/mac-os/
- Windows XP — (Managing Security Settings for) – http://www.privatewifi.com/howtos/windows-xp/
- Microsoft Vista — (Managing Security Settings for) – http://www.privatewifi.com/howtos/windows-vista/
- Windows 7 — (Managing Security Settings for) – http://www.privatewifi.com/howtos/windows-7/
One example, for Mac OS users, is to use a personal firewall — all in four easy steps. The “how-to” post says the firewall included in Mac OS X is not nearly as customizable as other software firewalls, but “it is effective in reducing the amount of network traffic that is allowed to reach your computer. Open System Preferences and click the Sharing icon. Next, click the Firewall tab and then click Start.”
Another new post shares the secret for how you can stop mobile-phone GPS tracking. Does it bug you that it’s possible to determine your approximate location as long as you’re using your smartphone? Then click here to learn one sneaky way to out-smart the trackers!