Douglas Crawford


 

We examIne whether the controversial Chinese video platform is safe to use

Is TikTok safe?

April 3rd, 2024 in Privacy basics

In this article, we take an in-depth look at whether the wildly popular social media platform TikTok is safe to use. Several countries recently banned…

Spain blocks Telegram, then unblocks it

Spain suspends its block of Telegram

March 25th, 2024 in Privacy basics

On Friday, March 22, 2024, a Spanish National High Court judge ordered internet service providers (ISPs) in Spain to block access to Telegram, but this…

Open source apps like Zoom

Open source Zoom alternatives that respect your privacy

March 15th, 2024 in Privacy basics

We already shared our top picks when it comes to private YouTube alternatives and private WhatsApp alternatives. Now, we take a detailed look at the…

What does private DNS mean?

What is private DNS, and should you use it with a VPN?

March 8th, 2024 in Privacy basics

DNS translates human-friendly domain names to computer-friendly IP addresses. Private DNS encrypts DNS queries made by your device to a DNS server. When used with…

We look at privacy-friendly apps like YouTube and websites like YouTube

Best YouTube alternatives

March 1st, 2024 in Privacy basics

In this article, we look at the best YouTube alternatives out there. We look at both alternative YouTube frontends that allow you to watch YouTube…

How to check if your VPN is working

February 16th, 2024 in Privacy basics

The most basic function of a virtual private network (VPN) is to hide your real IP address from websites you visit (and anyone else on…

Does a VPN slow down your internet?

February 2nd, 2024 in Privacy basics

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are popular because they keep what you do on the internet private, help defeat censorship, and allow you to watch your…

What is an evil twin attack, and should they worry you?

January 26th, 2024 in Privacy basics

An evil twin attack is a cyberattack that occurs when an attacker  sets up a malicious WiFi network that mimics a legitimate one, often in…

What is ChaCha20?

December 28th, 2023 in Privacy basics

ChaCha20 is a performant and lightweight, yet highly secure, 256-bit stream cipher used to encrypt and decrypt data. It’s often used to secure data transmitted…

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