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The Best VPN Service Providers Of 2019

There are now over a hundred VPN providers located across the world. To create this list of the best VPN service providers, I test customer service, the reliability of their network, and commitment to privacy. I also research actual customer feedback posted in online forums. These providers are the best VPN providers overall — these providers offer fast servers around …

How To Combine Multiple Usenet Providers

If you’d like more complete access to the files and articles on Usenet, I suggest using multiple Usenet providers from different Usenet backbones.

Using NZBHydra2 To Combine Multiple Usenet Indexes

NZBHydra2 is an open-source program that allows you to combine Usenet indexes. You can search all your indexes from one place and use it as an indexer source for tools like Sonarr. NZBHydra2 requires Java Runtime Environment or OpenJDK. Major features: Searches Anizb, BinSearch, NZBIndex and any newznab compatible indexers Merges all results, filters them by a number of configurable …

Some Usenet Speeds Tests

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I tested some Usenet download speeds running SAbNZBd 2.3.6 (beta) on Elementary OS. My computer is located in on the East Coast of the US. These are the maximum speeds I get with a wired 110 MB/s connection:

Take Your Media Offline (For Control and Convenience)

I suggest downloading all you media and storing it offline. You will then be less reliant WiFi and cell phone data transfers. For example can store all your media pCloud (details here). This privacy-friendly service supports playlists and media playback in general. You can mark media for offline use, and play them back without an internet connection. You can also …

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How To Use A Disposable Email Address (For Signing Up To New Services)

These days, many companies ask for your email address. Often you end up with spam in your inbox, or, worse still your email is sold to various other mailing lists. It makes sense to use a disposable email address, at least until you trust a company enough to give them your real address. I recommend these free disposable mail services: …

Three Essential Encrypted Cloud Services

Bitwarden + pCloud + Fastmail. This is is my recommended combination of cloud providers. These private clouds are secure enough for most use cases.

Streisand Makes Installing Your Own VPN Easier

One of the easiest way to install your own VPN is to use a piece of free software called Streisand. It is a remarkable open-source project that allows you to set-up and deploy your own VPN server with the minimum possible fuss.

Ivacy: A VPN Provider Based In Singapore

Ivacy is a VPN provider founded in 2007 and based in Singapore. This provider is active on social media and readily responds to support questions (via email, live chat and a ticketing system).

How To Install Free Ad-Blocking Using AdGuard DNS

AdGuard DNS is a free Domain Name System service provided the AdGuard company. You can use this DNS service to block advertising and trackers. It works like this: when a website sends a request to an ad network, the DNS sends back a “null” response. For example, when a web page looks up the domain name “ads.facebook.com” the DNS will …