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5 signs you have been hacked

The online world is vast and complex, it gives you access to information and tools that are essential today. However, it is also a world where hackers exist, where you read about online scams daily and data breaches happen more often than we would like.

While this paints a grim picture, it’s important to remember the many dangers that can quickly make your life more difficult. Question is: How do you know if you have been hacked?

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Google and Microsoft accused of breaching GDPR

GDPR has forced many companies to change data handling processes. However some are choosing questionable paths to keep collecting data from users. The the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) – which recently accused Nintendo of illegally denying EU customers refunds, claims that Facebook, Google and Microsoft are influencing user behavior, pushing them away from privacy-friendly options in an “unethical” way.

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Is your phone really listening?

One evening you are having a nice chat with a friend about a trip to Barcelona you wanted to do for a while now. The next morning you wake up, open Facebook and your timeline is full of ads of cheap flights to Barcelona and hotels in the city. Coincidence? Maybe not.

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How to share sensitive files online?

When we think about sharing sensitive files online, it easy to assume they are either work documents or selfies you don’t want everyone to see. The truth is the type of files we share can vary significantly.

In some cases, you just want to send a contract for your client to sign, instead of mailing it. In other cases, you might have a large attachment that you want to share with your partners.

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What you need to know about a Data Processing Agreement 

A data processing agreement is nothing new. Before the General data protection regulation (GDPR) went into force on May 25, there were already similar agreements in place. The main difference is that now, under the GDPR it is mandatory for companies to sign a data processing agreement. Who has to sign it? What should be included and why do you need one?

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The dangers of using a free VPN service

A recent article from The Next Web warns that free VPN services could be selling your data to 3rd parties. While the dangers of using a free VPN service are nothing new for the tech savvy, many are still using them.

At a time where the GDPR is now in full force in the European Union, this is an issue that will become more relevant. The article argues that free VPN services are the biggest culprits in abusing data. But before we list how dangerous VPNs can be, let’s see why you would need one in the first place.

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