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Information doctors find out about you online may affect your treatment. But not all of it is accurate or relevant. from www.shutterstock.com

Yes, your doctor might Google you

When we think about Google and health, we usually think about patients searching online for health information. But you may be surprised to hear that doctors Google you.
Tor’s improvements can help users stay private and anonymous online. Anonymous online via shutterstock.com

Tor upgrades to make anonymous publishing safer

The Tor Project is upgrading its protections for internet users' privacy and anonymity. A scholar and volunteer member of the nonprofit effort explains what's changing and why.
How hard is it to find what people would prefer was forgotten? Magnifying glass with person and question mark via shutterstock.com

Is anything ever ‘forgotten’ online?

How hard is it to find out what information has been removed from search engine results? What about identifying who asked for it to be removed?
It’s not the first time attempts have been made to block WhatsApp in Brazil. Chonlachai Panprommas/Shutterstock

Why is Brazil trying to block WhatsApp?

It's a battle of online privacy versus a crackdown on crime, but is a total ban on the popular app, WhatsApp, the right way to go?
Phones out, but today’s students are less likely to have Facebook or Twitter open. Phones image via www.shutterstock.com.

So long social media: the kids are opting out of the online public square

Young people are starting to skip the very public postings of some of social media's original platforms. Why? And where will that leave the companies that rely on our willingness to divulge everything?

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