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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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Privacy

Is Signal still SECURE?

Moxie Marlinspike just announces his resignation as CEO of Signal. This was an abrupt announcement that caught much of the privacy space off-guard. Moxie earned the trust of the community by consistently delivering high standards that protected the privacy rights of users. Can the app still be trusted to maintain those high standards now that […]

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Privacy

How To DE-GOOGLE Your Phone!

Google is all over our phones. The amount of data that they’re collecting about us is astronomical, regardless of whether we’re using an iPhone or an Android. But why does it matter if Google knows so much about us? First, that data is being siphoned up by governments: Not just the US government, but governments […]

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Privacy Security

What Is a VPN and Which Should You Choose?

VPNs are often considered an essential part of your toolkit if you want to live a modern, privacy-conscious lifestyle… but most computer security experts will tell you that they’re not tools for privacy at all!? When you use a consumer VPN, the VPN company is able to see everything you’re doing. Many log and even […]

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Mobile Privacy

Is Your Phone Spying on You?

In case you’re wondering why you would want to “de-Google” your phone, then watch this Al Jazeera documentary. In mid-2020, a mobile phone belonging to an Al Jazeera Arabic investigative team was hacked. Over the next few months, reporter Tamer Almisshal and the Canadian research group Citizen Lab investigated Pegasus, the sophisticated spyware used. Pegasus […]

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Cryptocurrency

What is EOS?

Naomi Brockwell and Paul Puey tell us EOS is. It’s is a blockchain that’s designed to allow developers to build decentralized apps (dApps)

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Security

Why the Latest Twitter Hack Is Different

Naomi Brockwell explores why the Twitter hack was different this time and why we should be grateful that they only got away with a bitcoin scam. 

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