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How to Stay Under Your 15 GB of Free Storage From Google

Wired: If you’re smart about how you use your space in the cloud, you don’t have to pay extra -“Sign up for a Google account and you get 15 GB of cloud storage space for free, split across three main products—Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos. Once you exceed that limit, you need to sign up for a Google One storage plan, and they start at $1.99 per month for 100 GB of space. Provided you’re smart about how you use your free storage, and you don’t have masses of files that need storing in the cloud, you can stay inside that free 15 GB of allotted room. The steps to take and the tricks to use vary slightly between Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Photos, and we’ve outlined them below. To see how much space you’re using across each Google product, visit this page and sign into your account. It’s worth mentioning that should you exceed your storage limit of 15 GB, your files won’t suddenly disappear—you just won’t be able to add new ones. (Google says you “may not” be able to receive emails in Gmail either.) You’ll need to free up some space or pay for a Google One plan to start adding files again…”

DuckDuckGo’s new email privacy service forwards tracker-free messages

Bleeping Computer: “DuckDuckGo is rolling out an email privacy feature that strips incoming messages of trackers that can help profile you for better profiling and ad targeting. Users of the service get a free “@duck.com” email address that cleans messages of trackers and forwards them to your normal inbox. Currently in private beta, DuckDuckGo’s Email… Continue Reading

These states saw the most hacks in 2020

Tech Republic: “A report uses FBI data to parse out state-by-state hacking data by the number of victims and total financial losses for every 100,000 residents..In recent months, a string of high-profile cyberattacks has reverberated across critical aspects of the U.S. infrastructure ranging from petroleum and meat production to local water supplies, bringing network security… Continue Reading

Don’t be that employee: How to avoid ransomware attacks at work

Washington Post -“…Ransomware, which locks down a target’s computers and data, can infect a network a few different ways, including through employee accounts. Click the wrong link, open the wrong attachment or log into the wrong website, and you could put your company in a perilous position. Depending on their roles, some employees find their… Continue Reading

New LinkedIn Data Leak Leaves 700 Million Users Exposed

Restore Privacy – “Data from 700 million LinkedIn users has been put up for sale online, making this one of the largest LinkedIn data leaks to date. After analyzing the data and making contact with the seller, we have updated this article with more information, including how the data was obtained and the possible impact… Continue Reading

Gmail trick that everyone should be using for third party communications

BGR – “When compared to other email providers, Google’s Gmail does an incredible job of figuring out which emails are worthy of your attention and which ones are spam. That notwithstanding, it’s still easy to get bogged down with an overflowing inbox thanks to a seemingly endless stream of promotional emails that, while not technically… Continue Reading

Knowledge of security risks hasn’t fixed the password problem

Tech Republic – “World password day 2021 [May 6], serving as yet another reminder to use unique passwords, update those that may be compromised and practice good password hygiene. If new data from Onfido is accurate, however, most of us have no plans to do any of those things. Onfido, an identity verification and authentication… Continue Reading

Turn Tech to Your Advantage in the New Hybrid Workplace

The New York Times – “With people splitting work hours between office and home, it can be a challenge to figure out what tools to use in which situation…I consulted experts on workplace well-being for their advice on how to deal with this new hybrid setup. Using tech (or unplugging from it) to establish boundaries… Continue Reading

DuckDuckGo’s Quest to Prove Online Privacy Is Possible

Wired: “…DuckDuckGo is on a mission to prove that giving up one’s privacy online is not, in fact, inevitable. Over the past several years, it has expanded far beyond its original search engine to provide a suite of free privacy-centric tools, including a popular browser extension, that plug up the various holes through which ad… Continue Reading