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Avast antivirus spying on and selling user data

February 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have used Windows Security (formerly Windows Defender) as my only real-time anti-malware and firewall protection for years on all my PCs. Coupled with some common sense about which websites I visit and which emails I click on, it has yet to fail me. Occasionally, I will double check my system [Read more..]

Grammarly Adds Junk Code to WordPress Posts and Pages

April 6, 2019 | 2 Comments

Grammarly Adds Junk Code to WordPress Posts and Pages By Kris Gunnars, SearchFacts.com April 4, 2019 When you enable the Grammarly extension in your browser, it scans the text that you type for spelling and grammar errors and underlines them. This is what your text looks like if you have spelling [Read more..]

Will Canada follow the GDPR lead in privacy legislation?

June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many business in Canada and the US have already updated their privacy policies to bring them into line with the General Data Protection Regulation legislation in the EU. While not everyone was happy about the new regulations, it may well be that Canadian websites who resisted will have to comply [Read more..]

Chrome and Firefox Extensions Alert You to Stolen Passwords

May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

With new stories about hacked websites and stolen passwords emerging almost daily, here are some new browser tools that alert you if you sign in anywhere using a password that has been breached. Here’s How To Find Out If Your Password Has Been Stolen By Hackers By Robin Andrews, [Read more..]

Small businesses may face sanctions under the GDPR

May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Canadian business may face sanctions under EU’s new privacy law CBC News May 25, 2018 The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation covers everything from giving people an opportunity to obtain, correct or remove personal data about themselves, to outlining rules for disclosing security [Read more..]