Hacking has been in everyone's minds recently what with news about wiretapping and CIA spying coming out. So to put you all at ease, here's how to deal with the gadgets that can watch you.

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  • Tape your laptop's camera. You might feel weird doing this one, but if somebody hacks your machine they won't see anything. Make sure to disable your mic too.
  • Monitor which phone apps track your location. Not every app has a high level of security, so they might be a bigger target to track your location.
  • Keep your software up to date. This keeps your security fixes current and protects you against fresh viruses.
  • Turn off voice recognition. "Hands free" options mean that your phone is always listening. Same goes for Amazon Echo and Google Home, these have mute buttons for the microphone.

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