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I2P Offers Alternative to Tor for Anti-Censorship, Online Privacy

Tor is probably the best known all-around Internet privacy solution. But I2P, another open-source framework for secure, censor-free communications, offers many of the same features as Tor and may be better in some situations. I2P’s promise is to provide “strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on …

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Alibi Offers User-Specified Traffic Routing to Avoid Censorship

Most anti-censorship tools focus on getting Internet data inside countries that attempt to block it. Alibi Routing, a new system created by academic researchers in the United States, does the opposite. It lets users prevent their data from passing through certain countries in order to avoid government sniffing. When data travels across the Internet, it …

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Calibre: A Free eBook Converter and Manager

Calibre is a free and open-source ebook manager. It is a great tool for converting ebooks into other formats and sending ebooks to devices like Kindles, Nooks, and iPads. It allows you to bypass the time-consuming methods of ebook transfers that Amazon and Apple support. For example, if I download a book in the open …

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Tips For Choosing Reliable, Privacy-Friendly Apps

Here are my recommendations for choosing reliable applications: The App Should Come From A Trusted Source I recommend doing a little research on each app you use, and make sure it comes from a reliable company with a good track record. Also, make sure you download the app from a reliable source. I don’t recommend …

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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 …

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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. …

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