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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 …

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Open Wireless Offers Novel Way to Increase Anonymity

Could opening your wireless router to strangers increase your privacy? That’s what the Open Wireless Movement says to encourage people to share their wifi connections with others. The Open Wireless Movement’s goal is to increase Internet access by providing open wireless networks everywhere. Instead of requiring WEP or WPA passwords to connect to wifi networks, …

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Telegram Says Instant Messenger App Was Not Blocked in Iran

Iranian authorities are not actually trying to block the Telegram instant messaging app, despite reports to the contrary. That’s according to new statements from the app’s Russian developer, Paul Durov. Telegram Messenger is a cross-platform app that provides messaging and file sharing for individuals and groups. It has some privacy-centric features built in, including encryption …

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Bleep: A P2P, Secure and Private Alternative to Skype for VoIP

Is Skype private? Not really. Bleep offers a better option for making free and private voice or video calls over the Internet using VoIP. Skype, the leading VoIP app, offers basic privacy features, most notably built-in encryption. But Skype is closed-source software, which means only Skype developers know how it truly works, or what information …

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Anoncoin Promises Privacy-Friendly, Anti-Censorship Online Currency

Browsing privately is one thing. Paying privately online is another. Anoncoin, a Tor- and I2P-compatible Internet currency with an anti-censorship focus, offers a solution to the latter challenge. Anoncoin bills itself as “a privacy-centric currency fully compatible with the I2P and TOR darknets. Anoncoin will be available no matter what the authorities do.” Anoncoin works …

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FireTweet Provides Easy Twitter Access in Censored Countries

Want a quick and easy way around Internet censorship so you can access Twitter? FireTweet might be just the solution you’re looking for. FireTweet is an Android app that uses peer-to-peer networking to circumvent firewalls that block Twitter. It’s free, has no ads and requires no special setup. Once launched, FireTweet looks like a standard …

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