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The Best Privacy-Friendly Apps & Services For 2016

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This is a guide to privacy-friendly apps and services. These services will help you: reduce your risk of having personal information hacked or leaked block marketing companies from collecting information about you generally avoid surveillance of your activities Search Engines Search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo record your web searches and link your web searches together. The Solution: Use …

VPN News and Updates

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ExpressVPN has released a client for Linux! Under my tests, it appears to be a reliable application. It runs via the terminal, and allows you to choose switch VPN locations. NordVPN has added 11 new servers. This company has a stringent no-logs policy, great speeds and reliable service. It is based in Panama. See our full review. PandaPow has released …

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Encryption 101: Which Encryption Type is Most Secure?

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Apple’s recent revelation about a U.S. government order to create a “backdoor” for undermining iPhone encryption will leave lots of people wondering which encryption methods are reliable. Here’s a quick run-down of which encryption algorithms to trust, and which ones are flawed. First, you should understand that there are three basic ways that encryption can be broken: Keys can be …

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Five Privacy Challenges Posed by the Internet of Things (IoT)

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to make life more convenient in many ways. For the privacy-conscious, however, IoT devices also present all manner of new challenges. Here’s an overview of the five main ways in which IoT adoption will create new privacy threats. For now, IoT devices have yet to see massive adoption. Some Internet-connected appliances and sensor …