Instapaper Service Temporarily Suspended in Europe Due to GDPR – Mac Rumors

Popular read-it-later service Instapaper has temporarily suspended user access across Europe as it comes to terms with the EU’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws.

In a message sent to users yesterday – subsequently shared via Twitter courtesy of tech reporter Owen Williams – the bookmarking service said it needs extra time to make necessary changes to comply with GDPR before the deadline on Friday, May 25.

WTF?

Instapaper gave no indication how long the service would be suspended, and offered no further details on why it has waited until now to take action, almost two years after companies were informed of the GDPR timeline.

Two years. Seriously.

Source: Instapaper Service Temporarily Suspended in Europe Due to GDPR – Mac Rumors

How to Easily Remove Old Tweets and Facebook Posts

Your social media accounts are a reflection of your life—at least the part of your digital life that you share with your friends, family members, and perhaps strangers. People post all sorts of things on social media: photos of selfies and vacation pics, links to articles you find interesting, comments about your favorite sports teams, random thoughts about movies, music, politics, and more.

While fun to banter on social media, if you were to take a look back at comments you’ve posted on Facebook and Twitter over the years, you may cringe. There may come a time in your life when you want to clean up what you’ve shared on social media; not that what you’ve posted is necessarily wrong, but this unfiltered content, often composed in the spur of the moment, may not be flattering when taken out of context years later.

In this article, I’ll show you how to use free tools to easily delete old tweets and clean out your Facebook content.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

How to Choose and Answer Security Questions

To help you keep your online accounts safe, most web and cloud services have you answer a number of security questions. You are asked a few things that you know, and that you can remember—such as your first pet’s name, or your mother’s maiden name—so you can access your account and prove your identity, if you forget or lose your password.

Yet sometimes these security questions are too simple, and the answers you provide may be things that people can find out about you far too easily in a web search or on social media. You may tweet a photo of your first dog, and mention that his name was Rex. You may post on Facebook that you met your second grade teacher, Mrs. Harrison. And your mother’s maiden name may be so widely used that anyone who hacks into a large database of user information could find it.

Fortunately, there are ways to get around this. This post explains how to choose the best security questions you should answer, and how to securely answer them so no one can figure them out.

Read the rest of the article on the Mac Security Blog.

How to Manage Privacy Settings on Popular iOS Apps

Kids and teens are using apps to stay in touch with friends, follow celebrities, and get news — they’re all doing it. These social media apps allow them to share their lives online, but there’s a danger in children telling too much. Earlier this week we explained what your kids should never tell anyone online, and today we’ll discuss how you can manage privacy settings on some of the most popular iOS apps.

Most social media apps have privacy settings that can help keep kids safe, but they’re not always easy to find. It’s a good idea to ensure that none of these accounts are public, so your kids won’t be harassed. They can still tweet and view photos from others, and they can invite their friends to share with them, but they’ll be safe from online predators and bullies.

Following is a look at some of the popular social media apps for iPhone and iPad, and how you can set up your kids’ accounts so they stay private.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

Evernote Revisits Privacy Policy Change in Response to Feedback – Evernote Blog

After receiving a lot of customer feedback expressing concerns about our upcoming Privacy Policy changes over the past few days, Evernote is reaffirming its commitment to keep privacy at the center of what we do. As a result, we will not implement the previously announced Privacy Policy changes that were scheduled to go into effect January 23, 2017.

Amid the popular protests on social media, regarding Evernote’s new privacy policy that would allow their employees to read all your notes, the company has backed down. But they need to offer end-to-end encryption, because there’s nothing – aside from some terms and conditions – than prevent them from doing so now.

Source: Evernote Revisits Privacy Policy Change in Response to Feedback – Evernote Blog