Google and YouTube team to help protect people’s privacy during 2020 census

People will have the option of completing the April 1, 2020, census online. Google and YouTube are trying to combat deceptive practices and the spread of misinformation about the census through new efforts and policies.

YouTube updates harassment policy and expands it to all creators on platform

YouTube’s updated anti-harassment policy now includes implied threats, as well as insults based on a person’s race, gender, expression, or sexual orientation. The new policy has been extended to all users, including content creators.

It’s not just you. Everyone is bad at password management, study reveals

Cybersecurity provider Hypr released a new study on the current state of passwords and how people manage them. The biggest takeaway? Our “password hygiene” leaves a lot to be desired.

Google’s new Shopping 100 site uses trends to help you find the perfect gift

If you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift this holiday season a new Google site might be able to help. Google is launching Google Shopping 100 today, a microsite that highlights the top 100 trending products.

Influencer’s bizarre plot to steal domain name results in hefty jail term

An Iowa man who took extreme action in order to secure a domain name for his social media business has been handed a 14-year jail term for his efforts.

More than 750,000 U.S. birth certificate applications exposed online

Applying for a copy of a birth certificate involves submitting plenty of personal information that you’d expect the recipient to properly safeguard. But it has emerged that one firm has slipped up.

How to control the ads you see online

Tired of repetitive or targeted ads that just don’t work? Here’s how to control the ads you see online by changing the right settings and adjusting what data online sources track about you. Make these easy changes for quick results!

Big tech is tracking your kids, and consumer groups want the FTC to step in

Multiple consumer groups wrote a letter to the FTC, calling for the organization to review how companies are marketing towards children and tracking them online. The groups want more transparency in how companies collect and store kids’ data.