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Hacker Explains The Easy Way To Hide Online

Protect your browsing history in three easy steps

On March 28, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives quietly voted to strike down an Obama-era Federal Communications Commission rule that prevented internet service providers from selling your personal information. After the resolution is signed into law by President Trump, big internet service providers such as Verizon, Comcast, and Charter will be able sell your online activity to the highest bidder. Soon, your browsing history, shopping habits, and just about anything else you do online could be made available to marketers.


As it becomes increasingly difficult to remain anonymous online, it is not impossible. In the video above, Kevin Mitnick, author of “The Art of Invisibility,” shows Tech Insider one tool we can all use to protect our identities online.

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual acts in the first degree in New York City.

The jury was unanimous in its convictions as well as two not-guilty verdicts on predatory sexual assault charges involving actress Annabella Sciorra.

The Miramax co-founder may spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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