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How To Jailbreak Or Root Your Smartphone or Tablet

Why Jailbreak or “Root” Your Mobile Device? Jailbreaking is the act of overriding the software limitations on the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Similarly, on an Android device, the terms “rooting” means giving yourself root permissions on your phone. It’s similar to running programs as an administrator in Windows, or running a command with sudo …

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Tor: A Truly Anonymous Internet

If you want to browse the internet anonymously, and you are patient enough to wait about 2-3 seconds for web pages to load, check out Tor. Tor is a network that protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world. Tor prevents somebody watching your Internet connection …

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Wickr: Send Self-Destructing, Encrypted Messages

  Wickr is a free app for the iPhone that allows you to send self-destructing, private instant messages to your friends. You can send text messages, video and audio messages. The whole transmission process is private — even the Wickr app developers cannot read the message, because they are encrypted before they leave your device. …

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Freedom Box: A Computer Built From The Ground Up With Privacy In Mind

The FreedomBox is basically a router loaded up with privacy-ensuring software. Once plugged into your home network, it will “protect your security, your privacy and your anonymity while you use the internet,” according to James Vasile, the executive director of the FreedomBox Foundation, the nonprofit which was formed to develop the technology using more than …

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The Best Anonymous VPNs That Do Not Track You

A VPN or “virtual private network” is the easiest way to make your internet activities private. If you want to browse the web privately or share files privately, a VPN will encrypt and redirect your internet connections. This means all the data leaving your computer is encrypted, making it very difficult for hackers or eavesdroppers …

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Mesh Networking — A Better Internet Architecture

A Mesh Network (or Meshnet) is a type of network architecture where each computer is connected to neighboring computers, usually via Wi-Fi. Mesh Networks have a self-healing capability — they continue to work even if participating computers drop out. As a result, the network is typically quite reliable and cannot be easily shut down, as there is often more than one …

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The Best VPNs For Australia

When choosing a VPN for Australia, the best idea is to look for a VPN with fast connection to Singapore or the U.S. West Coast. If you connect to a server in Singapore you will avoid the Five Eye countries, and you’ll tend to get reasonably fast connection speeds to the US.

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