privacy

Weekly Wrapup 229: Beware of Creeps Sending Airdrops, Nuke and Pave an iMac, NAS is not backup

Sponsored by Plex: No premiere this week as I’m at a meeting. This week we look at Smart TV privacy, more thoughts on cheap Android boxes, NYC banning inappropriate AirDrops, Nintendo drops their draconian content strikes, and more. See all of this week’s mentioned content: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:16 – Today’s Topics 01:01 – Supporter Thank Yous 01:28 – Ad: New Plex Audio Features 03:44 – Week in Review: Extra’s Channel : 04:58 – Week in Review : Main…

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DIY Privacy Display – Recycle your monitors in a badass way

Do you have old displays kicking around? Want to make sure your private windows are truly private? Check this out… Mack Weldon: Visit and use offer code LINUS to save 20% at checkout! Ozone link: Check it out on Amazon at Pricing & discussion: Support us: Join our community forum: Intro Screen Music Credit: Title: Laszlo – Supernova Video Link: iTunes Download Link: Artist Link: Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana – Sugar High Title: Stonebank – Blast From The…

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Protecting your data inside the Home of the Future

Homes have always served to protect both the occupants and their valuables. Our Home of the Future is no exception, except it now needs to fortify itself both physically…and digitally. Join Grant Imahara as he investigates the best ways to secure your home and all of its valuable data. Subscribe: Like The Verge on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: Read More: Community guidelines: Subscribe to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the…

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Weekly Wrapup 115 – YouTube Demonetization Explained, Best NAS for MKVs, Automatic Privacy

See all of this week’s mentioned videos: – This week I talk about how a lack of advertising knowledge by consumers led to the big demonetization news this week, the best NAS for Blu Ray MKVs, and reading the fine print on Automatic’s vehicle adapter. Subscribe for more! index below: VIDEO INDEX 00:59 – Week in review 03:11 – YouTube Demonetization Explained 13:24 – Twitter announces monetizing videos for creators 14:12 – Q&A – The best NAS for Blu Ray…

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Google saves all your voice commands. Here’s how to delete them.

Google is saving all of your previous conversations with the Assistant and Home devices. It’s not necessarily bad because this is how Google improves your voice model and suggestions – but if you don’t feel great about that embarrassing search you made, don’t worry. You can playback and delete all the voice recordings stored in your Google account. Here’s how. Subscribe: Like The Verge on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: Read More: Community guidelines: Subscribe to Verge Science…

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Weekly Wrapup 208 – Third Party Apps Reading Gmail, HTC’s VR Slow Burn, Android TV 8 Oreo Woes

See all of this week’s mentioned content: – Be care what you authorize.. Third party apps can read your gmail, HTC struggles and declares VR a “slow burn,” a lifehack for negotiating with Comcast, lots of news, and more! Index below, subscribe for more! VIDEO INDEX: 00:39 – Patreon Thank yous 01:05 – (non)Ad lon.tv/primeday 01:57 – Week in Review: Extras channel lon.tv/extras 02:50 – Week in Review: Main channel 04:22 – On My Mind: Week 71 – Beat Saber…

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How to read privacy policies like a lawyer

Privacy policies are massive, daunting legal documents that can be complicated to understand. We called a couple lawyers to get their best tips on how to understand privacy policies without spending hours breaking down each line. Subscribe: Like The Verge on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: Read More: Community guidelines: Subscribe to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science: source

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Weekly Wrapup 147 – Flash Carts = piracy? Bose privacy concerns, generic android boxes and more

See all of this week’s mentioned videos- – This week I look at piracy and retro game roms, an iPhone case that doubles as an Android phone, Bose headphone privacy concerns and more. Subscribe today! VIDEO INDEX: 00:41 – Week in Review 01:09 – Extra’s channel reminder 04:15 – Retrospective on the Gameboy and portable gaming 04:36 – Example of pre-Gameboy portable games (see playlist) 06:03 – Vlog: Week 7 as a full time creator 07:56 – On My Mind:…

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Facebook’s dating app bets we’ll trust them again

At the F8 developer conference, Facebook unveiled its most socially ambitious project in years: a dating app. But are users ready to trust Facebook with the most sensitive part of their lives? Subscribe to Verge Science: Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: Like The Verge on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: Read More: source

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Is Facebook listening to your conversations?

Is Facebook, and thereby Instagram, tapping our microphones? The ads we often see are extremely specific. Sometimes they even advertise things we just talked about with friends. How does Facebook target us with such on-point ads? Ashley Carman reports on this episode of Gadget Myth Busting. Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: Like The Verge on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: Read More: source

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Facebook is lying about how much control you have over your data

Mark Zuckerberg’s Congress testimony following the Cambridge Analytica breach raised many questions about Facebook users’ privacy. While the CEO repeatedly stated that users have control over how their data is shared, there’s a good chance you have a Shadow Profile even if you’ve never joined the social media platform. Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: Like The Verge on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: Read More: source

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Weekly Wrapup 153 – Does Apple iMessage Sync Impact Privacy? Geek Squad Working with the FBI?

See all of this week’s mentioned videos: – This week I take a look at some of the announcements at Apple’s WWDC conference, look at the Geek Squad working with the feds, and more. Subscribe for more! — Index below: VIDEO INDEX: 00:11 – Patreon Thank Yous 00:24 – Non-sponsor ad: 6 months of Plex Pass with Nvidia Shield TV 01:29 – Week in Review 03:39 – Lenovo Yoga 720 Thunderbolt PCIe lanes- 05:09 – Interview on Creator’s Hub 05:34…

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Weekly Wrapup 154 – Xbox / Windows Merging? Privacy in a public world, More Coleco Drama

See all of this week’s mentioned videos: – This one went long but there was a lot to talk about. Being private in private in a public world, Xbox One X and the merger with Windows, more Coleco drama, and a lot more. See below in the index and subscribe for more! VIDEO INDEX: 00:09 – Patreon Thank Yous 00:47 – Non-Ad: Amazon E3 Sale: 01:16 – Lon.TV extra’s week in review 01:34 – Over 13,000 views on iPad Keyboard…

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Weekly Wrapup 194 – Facebook’s Recurring Controversies, iPads vs Chromebooks in education

Sponsored by Plex: – Facebook faces yet another privacy controversy, Apple takes a shot at dethroning Chromebooks in education, iPhone battery health status is live, and lots more! See all of this week’s mentioned content: and subscribe – Index below: VIDEO INDEX: 00:42 – Patreon thank yous 01:02 – Ad: Plex 02:04 – On My Mind: week 56 02:13 – RIP Forums 03:07 – Pax East panel this weekend! 04:22 – Apple education event: can they dethrone Chromebooks? 08:25 –…

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Lenovo Thinkpad X280 Review – 12.5″ Premium Laptop 2018 Version

Buy one at Lenovo – (affiliate link) – Lenovo’s 12.5 inch Thinkpad packs an 8th gen Intel quad core processor into a small form factor. See more laptops: and subscribe! – Video index below: VIDEO INDEX: 00:32 – Hardware overview 00:35 – Price 00:45 – Processor, RAM and storage 01:22 – Display 02:03 – Weight 02:37 – Ports 02:48 – Thunderbolt 3 Port and PCI Express Lanes 04:22 – Fan noise 05:03 – Webcam privacy shutter 05:27 – Battery life…

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

– It’s October, which means it’s also National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The NCSAM campaign is intended to help spread awareness of the importance of good Web browsing practices. Cyber security is a shared responsibility, and the most important weapon we have to fight a growing number of phishing scams and malicious software floating around cyberspace is education. Our sponsors at have been taking an active role in educating users about threats as they are found in the wild.…

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Weekly Wrapup 164 – Plex Privacy, 23andMe, Sonic Mania, and More:

Sponsored by the iRoller – – This week we look at the new Plex privacy policy, personal PCs getting more personal, Sonic Mania, and more! See all of this week’s mentioned videos: and subscribe! — Index below: VIDEO INDEX: 00:09 – Share your eclipse experiences! 00:33 – Patreon Thank Yous 01:02 – Ad: iRoller – 02:55 – Week in review 05:38 – Why I use the Blackmagic Diskspeed Test 07:23 – Week 24 Vlog: Reuploaders are not cool 09:22 –…

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First Look: Purism Privacy Respecting Laptop Computers – Interview with CEO Todd Weaver

Purism develops privacy respecting laptop computers – they source the hardware components and pair it with their own Linux fork designed to completely protect user privacy. It even has a physical switch to disconnect the webcam and microphone. Because they source all of the hardware components they also have complete control of the drivers that are being used with those computers. I always love speaking with CEOs of companies as they are often the most knowledgeable about their products. I…

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Much ado about Google Glass’ first year: 90 Seconds on The Verge

For one day only, Google will let anyone in the public buy Google Glass — anyone with $1,500 plus tax, at least. How has the headset evolved in the last year since the Explorer program started? And how has the world at large responded? Subscribe: Check out our full video catalog: Visit our playlists: Like The Verge on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: Read More: Written by Ross Miller. Video production by John Lagomarsino. source

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