Buffered VPN review: It gets the job done

Buffered VPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Budapest, HungaryNumber of servers: 30+Number of country locations: 46Cost: $99 per yearBudapest-based Buffered VPN isn’t an exceptional product. It ‘s not particularly speedy, its Windows app...
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How to delete or disable your Facebook account

Deleting your Facebook account may be a fantasy you entertain briefly every time you see one too many intrusive ads or political posts on your feed. We understand.

The good news is, you have two options for fulfilling this fantasy: deactivation, which can be undone, or full-on deletion—and even then, you have a chance to change your mind. Here’s how they both work. 

Deactivate your Facebook account

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Go to your Facebook Settings and select General to find the deactivate option. 

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Hands-on: The Purism Librem 15 builds serious security into a slender laptop

The Librem 15 laptop, from the privacy and freedom-oriented Linux PC maker Purism, aims to be the answer for those who want ultimate data protection. After taking this laptop for a long spin, I can safely say it delivers thoroughly on security and privacy—though not surprisingly, at the expense of other features. 

Stealth looks

purism librem 15v3 left side portsAlex Campbell

The slim and sleek design comes without obvious logos.

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Hands-on: The Purism Librem 15 builds serious security into a slender laptop

The Librem 15 laptop, from the privacy and freedom-oriented Linux PC maker Purism, aims to be the answer for those who want ultimate data protection. After taking this laptop for a long spin, I can safely say it delivers thoroughly on security and privacy—though not surprisingly, at the expense of other features. 

Stealth looks

purism librem 15v3 left side portsAlex Campbell

The slim and sleek design comes without obvious logos.

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AVG Internet Security Review: A premium antivirus suite that you can put on all your household PCs

AVG has a big advantage in the free antivirus space since it owns both Avast (acquired in 2016) and its homegrown product, AVG Free. The hope is that you’ll love the free stuff so much that you’ll eventually upgrade to one of its paid products.

In the case of AVG, most people go with its Internet Security program. Priced at $70, it’s one step down from the company’s flagship product, AVG Ultimate, and lacks a number of Ultimate’s less crucial features. For example, you don’t get AVG’s PC tune up package or third-party desktop software updater. That’s hardly a loss, though, as you can find free programs to dump cached folders taking up too much space or monitor software updates. The important security features are all included in the $70 security suite, however, including antivirus, firewall, and phishing protection.

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