Unlike DuckDuckGo, Startpage pulls in actual Google search results, thanks to a longstanding agreement it has with the company. The difference between using Startpage and Google directly; however, is that you’re not being tracked while you make that search. … [Read more...] about Get Google’s Search Results With More Privacy By Using Startpage
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“Spying on your users is clearly a violation of the terms that both Google and Mozilla make extension developers sign. So yesterday I reported these four extensions to Mozilla and Google. Mozilla immediately disabled the extension listings, so that these extensions can no longer be found on the Mozilla Add-ons site. Mozilla didn’t blacklist the extensions however, stating that they are still talking to Avast. So for existing users these extensions will still be active and continue spying on the users.” … [Read more...] about Uninstall These Snooping AVG and Avast Browser Extensions
If you're the type who believes a little "security through obscurity" frosting is good on top of your encryption cake, note that Mega is under heavy scrutiny just by virtue of the fact that Kim Dotcom is the man behind it. Also, Ars Technica reported Mega's encryption methodolgy leaves much to be desired shortly after it launched. Mega offered a bounty to anyone who could crack them, and multiple vulnerabilities were found. There's even an app specifically for cracking Mega passwords. However, the service promises improvements are on the way. For the time being though, if you want speed and flexibility and tons of storage, take a look. If you want real, solid encryption and security, hang tight until those updates come. … [Read more...] about The Best Cloud Storage Services that Protect Your Privacy
The zero-click info feature in DuckDuckGo suddenly becomes a major star in the mobile app, since looking up quick questions while away from your desktop computer is when you really want results to be streamlined. That's where the app excels; less than a second after you enter a search term, DuckDuckGo loads a quick bit of essential information about whatever it is you entered. If you entered something vague, then it comes up with a quick list of possible searches that you meant. One click and the info that's most likely to help you is on the screen—it's that simple. … [Read more...] about DuckDuckGo for Android is a Web Search App that Focuses on Information, Not Links
How to use shopping browser extensions wisely Maybe you’re OK with an app seeing the contents of your latest grocery receipt. Maybe it’s worth it to trade some of your information for a discount. What is privacy in 2019, anyway? If you’ve given up on having secrets, that’s fine. But don’t get lazy about it, because it could cost you your data and your money. … [Read more...] about Should You Trust Online Shopping Apps Like Honey?
The new feature is available in the latest developer version of the Opera browser for Windows or OS X. You just go to Settings on Windows or Preferences on a Mac, then toggle the VPN on in the Privacy & Security section. Bingo, you’re browsing over a virtual private network and you mask your IP address to dodge firewalls so that you can view content that you’re unable to from your current country or office. As well as all the other responsible things that a VPN can help you with. … [Read more...] about Opera Now Has a Totally Free and Unlimited Built-In VPN