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August 11, 2022 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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'Change These Default Settings and Be Happier With Your Tech' by Brian X. Chen

Brian X. Chen writes the following for The New York Times:

Many default settings buried deep inside our technology make us share superfluous amounts of data with tech companies. In my last column [“The Default Tech Settings You Should Turn Off Right Away”], I went over how to shut those off.

But not all default settings do sneaky things with our information. There are also some that need to be activated or disabled to make our devices more enjoyable to use. …

Our consumer electronics are among our most expensive household purchases, so it’s worthwhile to peruse and change the default settings to reap their maximum benefits. Here’s what I and other tech writers always change to make our phones, computers and televisions work better.

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