Bandcamp — Find New Music, Support Artists Directly

Bandcamp is a cool music store that allows you to find new music, and preview entire albums for free. Unlike many music stores, the money you spend goes directly to the artists (via Paypal). Bandcamp itself takes only a 15% fee. It’s what iTune shouls have been. You can download any album in lossless formats like FLAC. Great stuff. Last.FM …

Check If Your IP Is Leaking

Private Internet Access, our favorite VPN provider, has released three handy leak tests sites. Please enjoy: Test To See If Your DNS Is Revealing Your IP Address http://dnsleak.com/ Test If Your Email Is Leaking Your IP http://emailipleak.com/ Test To See Your If Your IPV6 Is Leaking Your IP http://ipv6leak.com/

How To Remove Advertising From Your Online Life

Here’s my formula for removing advertising from your life online: Step 1: Use The Right Browser And Plugins Block advertising on your browser: Use Firefox with these plugins: uBlock Origin and Disconnect. These plugins make web browsing tolerable. Step 2: Use The Usenet Find your all your media on the Usenet. Step 3: Search With Advertising For a search engine, …

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The Fake Name Generator: Create A Name, Address, Telephone Number & Email Address

The Fake Name Generator is tool that instantly creates a set of fake credentials, for dealing with companies that request unnecessary personal information. The Generator will create a completely fictitious identity that includes a fake name, telephone number, email address, street address and credit card number. All of the information generated will match correctly — for example the telephone number will …

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How To Share Files Privately Using BitTorrent and Usenet

In this article, I’ll summarize how to share files privately, without being spied upon. I’ll cover two file sharing networks — Bittorrent and the Usenet. The Usenet tends to have faster downloads, until you get a good download/upload ratio on Bittorrent (if you don’t know what the Usenet is, please see this article). Using BitTorrent To Share Files Privately Download …

Linux Distributions Built For Anonymity

If you are serious about using the internet privately, you should probably be using an anonymous operating system. Listed below are privacy and security enhanced Linux distributions that can allow anonymous web surfing, encryption and advanced security measures. Most of them use the Tor network for anonymous internet connections.

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How to Avoid NSA Surveillance

Now that the news of PRISM, the electronic surveillance program run by the United States National Security Agency (NSA), has leaked, many people are interested in avoiding the surveillance. At GreyCoder, we show how you can easily transition to secure services that are encrypted and make it more difficult for eavesdroppers to monitor your activities. Here is a quick run-down …

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The 3 Minute Guide To Online Privacy

I want to browse websites anonymously. Use the anonymous Tor web browser — it’s free and available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iOS.

Tips For Choosing Reliable, Privacy-Friendly Apps

Here are my recommendations for choosing reliable applications: The App Should Come From A Trusted Source I recommend doing a little research on each app you use, and make sure it comes from a reliable company with a good track record. Also, make sure you download the app from a reliable source. I don’t recommend installing hacked software, software from …

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PlexPass: Easily Stream or Download Your Media Collection While Mobile

PlexPass

Plex is a very important app in my Portable Hyperfluous Computing System (more about this System in a later article). Plex allows you to access your personal media on every device you own. It converts and streams videos and music on-the-fly, to make them optimized for the device you are using. It is similar to the Airplay system for Macs.

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Silent Circle: A Suite Of Apps For Private Communications

Phil Zimmerman, the inventor of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), has released a new system for secure communications, called Silent Circle. For $20 per month, the service is provided through a mobile app for iOS and Android. It allows you to decrypt and encrypt email, voice, text, and VOIP transmissions to and from your device. 

Top 5 Ways To Make Your Online Accounts More Secure

Here are some tips for making your online accounts more secure: Use A Password Manager To Generate Unique Passwords If you use the same password for all your online accounts, you are making it simple for hackers to own all your accounts. Create a unique, 14 character password for each online account you use. The best way to do this …

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How To Delete Your Personal Info From The Internet

Today, there are numerous databases and search engines being filled with our personal data, and it’s now common for people to look up this information online. Here are some tips for getting your personal information deleted from the internet and other databases:

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How To Avoid Being Monitored Online

How To Avoid Being Monitored Online

There are many reasons to seek privacy on the internet. These days, we have ISPs monitoring our connections, corporations tracking and consolidating our information across multiple websites. There are hackers and identity thieves attempting to access our computers and steal our personal information. Basically, internet privacy should be of interest to everyone. Even if you feel you have “nothing to …