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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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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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Cryptocurrency

The Philosophy of Bitcoin and How it Could Change the World As We Know It

Robert Breedlove explains the true power and value of cryptocurrencies. If you’ve been following the cryptocurrency and NFT conversation with us recently, you’ll appreciate this incredible conversation with Robert Breedlove, a freedom maximalist and bitcoin-focused entrepreneur. If you haven’t been following along, jump in now. This episode is less NFT and crypto wallet focused and […]

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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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