Privacy

Privacy

FREE tools to expose who is watching you online!

Who is watching and tracking you? If you are tired of having your private info used just because you did a search online, check out these tools and a brand new way to search the web WHILE maintaining your privacy! and NO. A VPN and deleting your cookies DOES NOT stop you from being tracked!

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IoT Maker Raspberry Pi

How to Hacking Your Garage Door with the Raspberry Pi Pico W

A high tech solution to not leaving the garage door open all day! Here’s the open source Raspberry Pi Pico W garage door sensor project, with instructions for how you can set up the same thing at your house: https://github.com/geerlingguy/pico-w-garage-door-sensor

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Privacy

The DARK side of VPNs

It turns out that an overwhelming number of VPNs are actively harvesting and selling your data, capturing passwords / credentials / movements from your web activities, and doing all sorts of awful things. VPNs can be super useful: to help you watch the Netflix catalogue of another country, avoid government surveillance and censorship under oppressive […]

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Networking Privacy Security

You won’t believe how UNSAFE your home router is!

Your router is the gateway between your devices and the internet at large. If it’s compromised, it’s like leaving the front door to your home network wide open, allowing malicious actors to enter. Unfortunately the routers most of us use are VERY insecure, with all kinds of known vulnerabilities. In this video Naomi Brockwell goes […]

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Linux

Is Linux Right For You?

After joining Red Hat, I decided to “give up Windows for Lent.” The experiment was a success in the sense that I feel confident about my ability to remain productive should my issues with Windows 11 be resolved. In the meantime, I have reverted my main work driver back to Windows. Like it or not, […]

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Security

10 HACKING tools you MUST know about!

You already know not to take candy from strangers, but it may be time to add cables to the list of things not to accept from strangers. Naomi just got back from DefCon where I explored all kinds of hacking tools that are disguised as everyday items you might regularly use. The takeaways: Don’t borrow […]

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Google Privacy

How to build your own PRIVATE search engine and ditch Google

Start building your own search engine RIGHT NOW with NetworkChuck He will not only going to show you how to make your own search engine using Searx, he’s going to show you how to create your own private and secure search engine so you can keep these pesky tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook […]

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Privacy

The MOST private MAP apps!

The big G Maps is by far the most downloaded navigation app in the US and for good reason. Invading your privacy and surveilling you helps them provide better services. Their entire business model revolves around collecting huge amounts of information about you and selling it to advertisers. What are some more private alternatives? Naomi […]

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Privacy Security

Privacy Travel Tips: How To Keep Your Data Private If Your Phone Is Seized

Traveling with digital devices can be risky — sometimes phones or laptops are seized as you’re going through security, they can be scanned, and a whole bunch of personal data taken from them. This includes your private photos, passwords to email accounts, and even your 2FA seeds. For anyone who wants to maximize privacy, here […]

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Privacy

They’re not SELLING your data. It’s MUCH worse…

Noami Brockwell explains the bold claim on a certain search engine’s website. It says on the Big G’s website: ‘We do not sell your personal information to anyone’” The truth is, they ARE SHARING your personal and sensitive information, and being compensated handsomely in return. But what’s ACTUALLY going on in this exchange is far […]

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