Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Kazakhstan Government is now Intercepting All HTTPS Traffic

Talk about government spying! The Kazakhstan government has started intercepting all HTTPS internet traffic inside its borders. Local internet service providers (ISPs) have been instructed by the local government to force their respective users into installing a government-issued certificate on all devices, and in every browser. The certificate, once installed, will allow local government agencies to decrypt users’ HTTPS traffic, look at its content, encrypt it again with their certificate, […]

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These 6 Popular Browser Extensions are Collecting and Selling Your Data

“If you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.” Indeed, some popular web browser extensions are collecting and even selling your data — including pages you visit and the photos you’ve looked at. I refuse to install web browsers unless I am 100% certain they are not spyware. Unfortunately, that is difficult to determine from most browser extensions. Luckily, other people have tested many […]

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The Best Google Alternatives: 5 Privacy-Focused Search Engines

The popular DuckDuckGo search engine has long been the choice of everyone who wishes to avoid Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines’ spying into personal lives. However, an article by Benjamin Powers in the Inverse.com web site points out there are other choices as well. Read the article at https://www.inverse.com/article/57756-privacy-google-alternatives and then take control of your privacy!

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Leaving Facebook: a New Proposal by Social Networkers Revolution Populi

Revolution Populi is a group that makes the case that people’s data and privacy should belong to each individual, not to the tech giants that horde that data. The team has released the broad outlines of a plan to give the database of user data, in blockchain form, to the people, and to let a thousand flowers bloom, in the form of new social networking apps that will be built […]

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The Best Browsers for Privacy

From an article by Anita George in the DigitalTrends.com web site: “While speed and user-friendliness are important concerns to consider when looking for a new browser, it’s also important to find the right browser for your privacy needs. Our picks for the best browsers for privacy include a wide variety of privacy features. “In fact, consider our top pick, Brave. It’s a browser that contains many of the same features […]

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