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

Online Privacy & Security

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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Steve Wozniak Warns People to Get Off of Facebook due to Privacy Concerns

Steve Wozniak is a co-founder of Apple, along with his long-time friend, the late Steve Jobs. Wozniak has enjoyed an “insider’s view” of the personal computer industry longer than most people. In short, his opinion counts for more than most other people. Steve Wozniak has a warning for anyone who uses social media … the platforms are eavesdropping on your private conversations, and sending that precious data to advertisers. When […]

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Syncthing: a Free and More Secure Alternative to Dropbox, Google Drive, and Similar Services

Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, SugarSync, SpiderOak, Box, Apple iCloud, and a number of other services are great for maintaining identical copies of files on two or more computers. Word docs, PDFs, spreadsheets, photos, and any other digital assets can be available to you and your computers wherever you are. One common use for these file copying (or file “replication”) services is to keep a desktop and a laptop computer […]

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The Complete List of Alternatives to All Google Products

I admit it. I love several of Google’s products. They tend to work well, are reliable, and most of them are available free of charge. What’s not to like? Well, for one thing I don’t like Google’s invasion of my privacy. Google has “software robots” that monitor almost everything I do, read, or write when using any of the Google products. The results of all this spying are stored, analyzed, […]

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Libra Cryptocurrency Won’t Set Us Free, It Will Further Enslave Us to Facebook

Ok, first of all, the new Libra digital currency announced this past week by Facebook is NOT a cryptocurrency! Other than that error, an article by Kenan Malik in The Guardian web site describes several reasons why Libra is a bad idea, especially for anyone concerned with personal privacy. You can read the article at: http://bit.ly/2Ftllxp. NOTE: Lots of news services are calling the new Libra proposal a “cryptocurrency” but […]

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