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“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

Online Privacy & Security

3 Ways to Instantly Create a New Email Address for Yourself

Want a new temporary or even a long-term email address? An article by Akshata Shanbhag in the Make Use Of web site at http://bit.ly/2Hcu3kK shows how to do so quickly and easily. If you want even more ways to protect your identity, learn how to send completely anonymous emails by Gavin Phillips at: http://bit.ly/2VufG45. What is the best anonymous email service? The answer is dependent on your requirements. If you […]

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Google I/O’s Biggest Announcement: Privacy

The Google I/O developer conference took place this week and lots of new products and features were announced by the Internet giant. However, probably the biggest announcement of all was not a product but a philosophy: Privacy. Google rolled out new privacy-centric features and products. The biggest included expanding incognito mode to more Google services, new privacy commitments for Google products, and more than 50 privacy-focused features added to Android. […]

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Privacy Oriented Brave Web Browser Popularity Skyrockets Surpassing Firefox and Opera

The open source privacy-focused browser is rising in popularity and beating other popular browser options. In the past twelve months, all across the word, Brave browser has seen a good surge in its usage as evident from the fact that it has already surpassed 1 million downloads and continue to add verified publishers to its platform. You can red the full report in the BitcoinExchangeGuide web site at: http://bit.ly/2VjTWYA.

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Librem One, a Suite of Privacy-Protecting, No-Track, No-Ad Apps and Services

Purism has just launched an online service it has dubbed “Librem One”, which is, as Purism calls it, a “suite of apps and services designed to provide users with convenient alternatives to Big Tech products”. Librem One currently consists of an end-to-end encrypted chat app, end-to-end encrypted email client, end-to-end encrypted VPN solution, as well as a social network platform for everyone. In the near future, the Librem One suite […]

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The Encrypted Version of the Chrome Web Browser is Great News for Anyone Concerned with Online Privacy but Bad News for Protecting Children from Inappropriate Online Content

NOTE: This article contains personal opinions. You have been warned. I have some good news and some bad news. Which would you like first? Actually, there is only one bit of news and, in this case, it is both good news and bad news. Google is all set to introduce a highly encrypted Chrome browser soon. (See http://bit.ly/2GzoETD for the details.) Encrypted Chrome will offer highly secure, encrypted browsing of […]

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Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Server

Why would you want to run a server in your own home? There are many reasons but perhaps the most important one is that it insures a lot more privacy for you and your on-line activities. Let’s ask the opposite question: Why would you want to store your data in some company’s servers where it can be hacked by credit card thieves, identity thieves, employees of the hosting company, and […]

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A Chromebook’s Superb Security Is Another Good Reason To Leave Windows 10’s Update Failures Behind

I have written several times about the excellent security and privacy offered by Chromebooks. You can find my past articles about Chromebook security by starting at http://bit.ly/2UyLIqi. Now Kevin Murnane obvious agrees, based on his recent article in the Forbes web site. Murnane’s article focuses on the advantages of Chromebooks versus the many recent problems with Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. For that comparison, I’ll refer you to Kevin Murnane’s […]

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