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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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Using A VPN Inside A Virtual Machine For Extra Anonymity

Sometimes you might need to be extra anonymous on the internet. A easy way to achieve this is to run a VPN inside a Virtual Machine. You create a Virtual Machine by running another Operating System within an application on your computer.

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How To Be Anonymous On The Internet

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In A Nutshell Being truly anonymous on the Internet is a complicated, because computers create so many logs and records. However, you can get a reasonable level of privacy by downloading an anonymous browser like the Tor Browser. Tor is free, but it does tend make browsing the web slow. If you want to make all your internet connections private and …

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I2P: The Invisible Internet Project

I2P or the “Invisible Internet Project” is an ambitious project to create an anonymous internet. It is designed to allow anonymous web browsing, instant messaging, blogging and file transfers.

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Free Ways To Unblock Websites

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If you travel to foreign lands, you may discover that your favorite websites are blocked due to censorship or copyright restrictions. Here are some methods of unblocking these websites:

How To Unblock Gambling and Adult Websites

Adult website and gambling websites are blocked in many countries, especially in the Middle East. One easy way to get full access to blocked sites is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). A VPN will encrypt and redirect all your internet traffic, to that you appear to be in another country. A VPN also makes your internet activities private …

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Where Can I Spend Bitcoins?

We present here a list of merchants that accept Bitcoins. Since Bitcoin is such a new currency, the selections here a bit of a mixed bag, but there are certainly some interesting services listed here.

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Best VPN Routers For Home Use: Review

There are a number of routers available that support VPN connections. Using a VPN at home is convenient because all of your computers and mobile devices can be connected to a VPN, without having to install a VPN client on each device. Also, with a VPN router you can easily connect Netflix devices, gaming consoles such as Xbox or PS3, …

What Are Bitcoins?

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Bitcoins a type of money that can be freely sent over the internet to anyone in the world, in any amount big or small, without any middleman (peer-to-peer). Unlike US Dollars, whose value is diminished by the government printing more dollars every day, Bitcoins are created at a predictable and known rate by individuals all over the world.

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 in Linux. With a rooted …

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 from learning what sites you …

The Major Advances In Password Cracking In The Past Five Years

Ars Technica has a fascinating article that describes the latest techniques hackers are using to crack passwords. From the article: A PC running a single AMD Radeon HD7970 GPU, for instance, can try on average an astounding 8.2 billion password combinations each second, depending on the algorithm used to scramble them. Only a decade ago, such speeds were possible only …

What Are The Most Popular and Least Popular PINs?

What the most popular and least popular numbers used for PINs? The answer is here. In this heatmap image above, the x-axis depicts the left two digits from [00] to [99] and the y-axis depicts the right two digits from [00] to [99]. The bottom left is 0000, and the top right is 9999. Color is used to represent frequency. …

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. Wickr also has a feature …

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 $85,000 raised on Kickstarter. The …

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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 to monitor your internet connections. …