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Best YouTube alternatives

March 1st, 2024 in Privacy deep dives

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 deep dives

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…

How to protect your privacy on dating apps

February 12th, 2024 in Privacy deep dives

Dating apps are now as much a part of modern courtship as going to the movies or buying flowers. But dating apps like Tinder, Grindr,…

Does a VPN slow down your internet?

February 2nd, 2024 in Privacy deep dives

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 deep dives

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 deep dives

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…

What is Freenet (now called Hyphanet)?

December 11th, 2023 in Privacy deep dives

Freenet is a decentralized, encrypted, open-source dark web designed to let you communicate with others, upload and download content, and access online information anonymously.  Learn…

What is a keylogger?

November 24th, 2023 in Privacy deep dives

A contraction of “keystroke logger”, a keylogger is either a piece of software or a hardware device that records input from your device’s keyboard. Although…

What is content filtering?

November 14th, 2023 in Privacy deep dives

Businesses and other organizations use content filtering to block employees or customers from accessing certain online content.  There are a few reasons they may do…

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