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.


Encryption Software for Dissidents Could Be Collateral Damage of Budget Fight

The software is widely used in Iran to view U.S.-funded content. The U.S. Open Technology Fund, a digital rights nonprofit financed by the U.S. government, is poised to cancel a contract for encryption software that helps people living in repressive regimes access impartial news without their government’s knowledge, according to a U.S. government official with direct knowledge of the matter. Psiphon, based in Canada, makes internet circumvention software tools that […]

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Do you use two or more computers? Perhaps you have a desktop system and a laptop computer. Perhaps you use one computer at the office and a different one at home. Then again, perhaps you have two homes; a summer cottage or perhaps one home in the sunbelt and another “up north.” Do you keep separate computers in each location? Perhaps you and a relative who is also working on […]

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Zoom Releases Updated Version of App With Latest Encryption, Security Features

The Zoom videoconferencing program at has proven very popular during the CoronaVirus pandemic with all the various isolation policies in place. while popular, the Zoom app has also been criticized for not being fully encrypted, not totally private, and for lacking several other features. Now Zoom has released an enhanced and encrypted version of the application in order to ensure protection and privacy of personal information, and is asking […]

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Bad News for Windows 10 as Users Shift to Ubuntu and macOS

NetMarketShare is a company that keeps track of what operating systems people on the internet are using. The company reported the use of Microsoft Windows 10 dropped slightly in April, 2020 from 57.34% in March to 56.08% in April. Obviously, Microsoft still dominates the operating system marketplace but any drop, even a drop of only 1.26%, still represents many thousands of operating system changes. Windows 7’s market share dropped as […]

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Tails, the Security-Focused OS, adds Support for Secure Boot

Tails is one of the most secure, possibly THE most secure, operating system available for PC computers today. The Tails Operating System is even recommended by Edward Snowden. Now Tails is capable of booting on systems where UEFI Secure Boot is enabled. Launched in 2009, the Tails OS is meant to be launched from DVDs or USB thumb drives, operates solely in a computer’s RAM, runs all network traffic through […]

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This Fake VPN Installer is Stealing Users’ Passwords

I have written before about the FREE ProtonVPN. See for a list of my past articles. I consider it to be a great FREE VPN, one of the very few free VPNs I would trust. HOWEVER, a hacker has now created a look-alike product that actually is malware (malevolent software) that, once installed in a computer, steals every user name and password for every site the computer visits. Even […]

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How to Switch from Windows 7 to Chrome OS CloudReady

According to many articles on the Web, including one written by Danny Palmer and published in the ZDNet web site: “Windows 7 has reached end of life and now isn’t supported by Microsoft. It means businesses and consumers with PCs running on Windows 7 – which was introduced in 2009 – will no longer receive technical assistance, software patches and security updates from Microsoft, unless they want to pay extra.” […]

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Ransomware is Growing Fastest, and Just Got Harder to Tackle

If you use Windows, you need to read the article by Steve Ranger in the ZDNet web site at: He writes: “Tech security company Bitdefender analysed Windows security threats including ransomware, coin miners, fileless malware, PUAs (‘potentially unwanted applications’ that can compromise privacy or security), exploits (attacks based on unpatched or previously-unknown vulnerabilities) and banking Trojans. “Bitdefender found that of all these threats, ransomware reports saw the biggest year-on-year […]

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FreeNet Secure Browser – Safer and More Secure than Tor Networking and the Tor Browser

FreeNet is among the best Tor alternatives and is combined with both OpenNet and Darknet technologies. The P2P security software is credible for unblocking censorship. This Tor alternative does not have a central server; therefore, it is difficult to hack their systems even those who are responsible for the system maintenance are not accessible to the user’s details. FreeNet gathers the data in peers, and all the uploaded content is […]

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