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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 …

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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: …

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Tresorit: Cloud File Storage With End-To-End Encryption

Tresorit is a new encrypted cloud stroage provider, based in Switzerland. I’ve been testing their service for a few months, and it has performed well. Tresorit works in a familar Dropbox-type fashion. However, the difference is that Tresorit encrypts your files before they are uploaded to the cloud. This is what is called “end-to-end encryption”. …

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Private Alternatives to Adobe’s PDF Reader

By default, most people use software from Adobe to open and edit PDFs. Unfortunately, Adobe has a bad privacy policy. Here’s why you shouldn’t use Adobe apps for PDFs, along with suggestions for alternatives. Adobe’s privacy policy makes clear that the company collects a fair amount of information about users. Even if you don’t register …

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