Category: Net Neut

Briar App Founder Michael Rodgers Interview – …

Briar App Founder Michael Rodgers Interview – OnlinePrivacyTips:

Briar App Founder Michael Rodgers Interview – OnlinePrivacyTips

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ACLU Warns About Government-Mandated Malicious…

ACLU Warns About Government-Mandated Malicious Software Updates:

ACLU Warns About Government-Mandated Malicious Software Updates

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What is a privacy oriented alternative to Goog…

I want to provide search functionality to my personal website, but I don’t really want to code a custom one (at least not yet). I considered Google custom search, but obviously it wouldn’t be the best for privacy since it will be present on every page on my website. Is there an alternative that is privacy oriented? I would prefer something that can automatically crawl my website, ideally even a self-hosted solution if one is available.

If only there was Duck Duck Go custom search.

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Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go…

Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go Invisible Online:

Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go Invisible Online

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Using cellular data versus wifi – is cellular …

I have limitless data now. At least at home, I feel like cellular data is faster and more reliable than wifi when I’m using my virtual private network. When I’m using my vpn while connected to wifi, the connection is constantly dropping. I feel tempted to start using cellular data more often, but is it less secure than wifi, assuming my IP address is getting masked?

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Verizon will stop selling customer location da…

Verizon will stop selling customer location data to aggregators:

Verizon will stop selling customer location data to aggregators

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Veracrypt: Do I HAVE to reformat my HDD in ord…

So I want to encrypt my entire HDD and am wondering if I can do that without having to reformat it

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Why would Instagram claim they’re monitoring u…

Their updated privacy policy begins with:

We receive different kinds of information from your device, like how you tap and scroll, which can help distinguish humans from bots and detect fraud.

I’m not saying it doesn’t help with fraud, I’m sure it does. But is that seriously their main goal behind tracking users usage of the app?

I thought this whole global privacy update was suppose to lead to more transparency, not to companies masking their usage behind reasons that most people will be glad to see.

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Gaming Companies Remove Analytics App After Ma…

Gaming Companies Remove Analytics App After Massive User Outcry:

Gaming Companies Remove Analytics App After Massive User Outcry

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