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If you live in the USA and you’re worried about someone reading embarrassing emails in your Gmail inbox, you may soon be able to relax a little. In case an amendment proposed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) passes, police will need a warrant to get access to your email. As it stands now, they can get it by just asking. Introducing the ECPA Back in 1986, email existed, but it wasn’t nearly as ubiquitous as it is now. At the time, lawmakers didn’t really know how to deal with it, and they certainly weren’t thinking very far forward. When…

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So here’s the scenario: You have your own home network. It’s never been compromised as far as you know and it’s basically for sharing connections with tablets and smart-phones. Your WiFi hub is dutifully spitting out and receiving packets. One day, you get a notice from the MPAA saying you have a DMCA violation. They note they found it through your open WiFi network. Illegal? Not according to one federal judge in Illinois.

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Whether we’re on a trip, at work, or even at home, Web browsing has become a part of our daily life. Mobile phones have allowed us to keep connected to the Internet wherever we go. Browsing, however, has a few perils. You could come across harmful malware or viruses that could damage your device, or worse, steal your log-in credentials. It’s only natural for us to seek something that could improve our browsing security and data protection. The more crucial our data are, the more reason we need to tighten their security. Let’s take some time to check out a…