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Free VPNs

Quite honestly, most experts will tell you to avoid free VPNs. They have their reasons, but that doesn’t mean the aren’t several worth checking out.

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Free Proxies - Think Twice Before Using One

That Free Proxy Really Isn’t Worth It

If you’re concerned about Internet safety, and especially unsecured wireless networks, you’re not alone. More and more people want to feel safer when they go online. They don’t want anyone monitoring their Internet activity or stealing their private information. If you’ve done a little Googling on the subject, you’ve probably come across the existence of…

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How to Protect Yourself from the Equifax Hack!

How to Protect Yourself from the Equifax Hack!

Equifax® dropped the ball. You need to shore up your defenses. It has happened again. Another major U.S. corporation has been hacked, and the people who will likely suffer the most are the everyday American consumers. Just like you and me. This time around it was a major credit-data collection and monitoring company: Equifax®, one…

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DNA Tests are also Testing Public Privacy Issues

DNA Test Results May Invade Your Privacy

It seems innocent enough, even fun and informative, but the millions of DNA test results people get to discover their lineage are suddenly making the news for unforeseen reasons. For example, aiding the FBI in tracking down killers. A year ago (2018) it was the so-called “Golden State Killer.” Recently it was a man who…

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When Countries Attack…and Hack

Is the threat of malware real? The answer is definitely yes. Fortunately for most of us, the most serious malware attacks are going after large targets these days, such as government agencies and large international corporations. For example, in late November 2014, Sony Corporation was the victim of a severe and successful hacking effort by…

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Is Cloudflare

Cloudflare DNS: Consumer Privacy is Priority 1.1.1.1

It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke or the usual cute media stunt pulled by tech companies every April 1st. Cloudflare’s launch of its first consumer product — 1.1.1.1 – is real, and claims to be the “Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service”. The decision to launch on April 1 was a geeky play on the…

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Clear your computer browsing history for privacy.

Clear Your Browsing History: It Keeps Your Searches Private

Every time you visit a website, your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.), saves a copy of every page that you visit. This list of web pages – and associated data like title page as well as time and date of visit – forms your Web Browsing History. The web browser software does this…

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Hide Your IP Address to Be More Anonymous Online

If you don’t know already, it’s virtually impossible..and too late…to be anonymous online. For years, social media sites—and virtually every site online—have been scraping together bits and pieces of your online browsing habits. What for? Mostly to create an eerily accurate picture of who you are. Some people may not realize (or care) about how…

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