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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

How to Make Your Own Personal VPN in Under 30 Minutes

Quick, relatively easy, and often cheaper than paying a company to use their VPN service. Even better, because it is your own private VPN, you don’t have to worry about the VPN provider stealing your personal information or inserting ads into the web sites you visit. The downside is that this process requires a little bit of technical typing on the keyboard in terminal mode. However, the step-by-step instructions by […]

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What Is Tor – How Does Tor Work – How to Use Tor

For years, the Tor Network has provided secure communications for journalists, businesses, investors, and private citizens alike. According to Wikipedia: “The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has called Tor “the king of high-secure, low-latency Internet anonymity”, and BusinessWeek magazine has described it as “perhaps the most effective means of defeating the online surveillance efforts of intelligence agencies around the world”. Other media have described Tor as “a sophisticated privacy tool”, […]

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Blockchain Communication: The Future of Security and Privacy: Debrief

Built on the Debrief Network, Debrief is the most secure business communication dApp in the industry with specific features to increase data privacy, increase efficiency, engage clients, and grow business opportunities. Debrief is a communication network solution that reduces the costs incurred for security and truly secures sensitive business and personal data on the blockchain. Debrief is in its infancy right now. In other words, it is not yet well-known […]

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Senate Bill Sparks Open War Over Encryption

Another stupid piece of legislation has been introduced into the U.S. Senate that proposes to cripple all encryption methods used by the American public. The misnamed EARN IT Act — which is sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) plus eight other sponsors and co-sponsors — doesn’t actually target encryption directly. Instead, it claims to fight child pornography. The legislators sponsoring this bill […]

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Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo Launches New Effort to Block Online Tracking

DuckDuckGo, the maker of search engine and browser technology that doesn’t track you online, is sharing data it’s collected about online trackers with other companies so they can also protect your privacy. The company said Thursday it’s started sharing a data set called Tracker Radar that details 5,326 internet domains used by 1,727 companies and organizations that track you online. The data is available to anyone, and browser maker Vivaldi […]

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Congress Wants To Blow Up Encryption Ensuring Your Privacy, And They May Get Away With It

Congress wants to give U.S. government agencies the ability to spy on everything you read or write online. Of course, such access won’t be limited to U.S. government agencies. Once these “back doors” are put in place, within a few weeks, other governments, spies of many nations, criminals, worldwide hackers, credit card thieves, and even government employees who abuse their access will all be able to do the same. If […]

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