A List Of Free Public Domain Name Services (DNS)

by Grey One •

A domain name service (DNS) translates a human-friendly Internet address such as “yahoo.com” into an IP address, such as “”. DNS blocking is often used to censor web sites because it relatively easily to implement. However, it is also easy to avoid. For example, you can use one of the public servers listed below. Here’s how to change your DNS: …

Tor Project Will Pay Developers to Find Privacy Flaws

by Tracy Knauer •

Tor developers have acknowledged security vulnerabilities in the platform, but also started a major effort to fix them, by launching a program that will pay people who find bugs in the Tor code. The new Tor initiative is a bug bounty program. That means programmers who review Tor code and find bugs will receive cash for their efforts. They don’t …


How To: Make A Strong Master Password

by Tracy Knauer •

As we’ve already noted, password manager apps are a great way to make sure your passwords are as robust as possible. But to use a password manager you need a single master password. And you need it to be very strong. Here’s how to create an excellent master password. Password Myths Most people think that the best way to make …

How To: Configure Windows 10 Privacy Settings

by Tracy Knauer •

Privacy concerns in Windows 10 have spawned a number of apps designed to improve privacy in Microsoft’s operating system. Here’s a list of several apps you can use to help stop Windows 10 from collecting private information about you and sending it to Microsoft. You can, of course, configure privacy settings on Windows 10 manually. But the following apps aim …