Manage Your Privacy and Security

Privacy means that personal information, including what you say and do on your devices, is known only to you and to the other people or companies you intentionally share it with. Security means your hardware, software, and data are protected from harm or intrusion. In the same way that locking your door can improve both your privacy and security at home, the things we do to make our devices more secure often give us more privacy as a side effect—and vice versa.

Because the “bad guys”—which could be gigantic corporations, shady hacker groups, identity theft rings, or bored teenagers on the other side of the world—are constantly upping their game to find new ways of stealing your personal information, spying on ...

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