Private Internet Access: A Budget VPN Provider

Private Internet Access is a VPN service that is highly regarded by privacy advocates. It remains one of my top choices for a privacy-oriented VPN service. The company operates out of the United States with gigabit gateways in the USA, Canada, UK, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. I’ve been testing their VPN service for about 12 months now, and I find …

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Private Internet Access Makes Client Software Open Source

Private Internet Access has been my recommended budget VPN solution for many years. The service is reliable, and the company has often demonstrated that it keeps no activity logs. Two examples of this are these cases: 2016 United States vs McWaters 2017 United States vs Colby In both cases PIA were ordered to provide logs but could not and did …

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Notes On The Best Torrent Clients For Linux

qBittorrent’s strength is that it’s the most uTorrent-like client that isn’t uTorrent. Otherwise, there’s nothing really special about it. rTorrent’s strength is mainly how lightweight and stable it is. If you don’t use ruTorrent, it can easily handle over 10k torrents. If you do use ruTorrent, it’s one of the most feature-rich clients out there (though it stops being stable …

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Tips and Rumors About Avoiding The Chinese Firewall

I’ve collected these tips and rumors about the Chinese Great Firewall. A few things to remember overall: Servers in Japan and the U.S. are most frequently blocked, Hong Kong is blocked less, and servers in Canada, Europe and Russia are almost never blocked Firewall restrictions vary from region to region in China Some restrictions vary from carrier to carrier, and …

Brave: A Privacy-Respecting Browser

Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software Inc. I am now recommending the Brave browser as a viable alternative to the Firefox browser. This is because the latest version of Brave supports Chrome extensions. Extension support is an important feature is any modern browser. Brave include these built-in privacy features: ad blocking tracker blocking browser …

A List Of Censorship-Proof Systems

I created this list of censorship technologies that are working today.

I believe technologies like these will eventually become an essential source of unfiltered media, information and credit.