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
Finally, don't forget that the most secure cloud storage solution is the one that you have complete control over. Like we said above, Mega sounded great until researchers highlighted its vulnerabilities. The other services could have vulnerabilities too, but they're not under the same scrutiny. Using cloud storage inherently means giving your files—encrypted or otherwise—to someone else. If you want to keep them close but still access them everywhere, you can always use a large hard drive or a NAS and roll your own syncing cloud service with OwnCloud. You could even power it with a Raspberry Pi and keep the overhead low. … [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
Maybe that’s in a dataset about how people buy toothpaste online, for a report requested by participating dental health companies. Maybe that’s a trend report about how a certain age demographic shops online. These are hypotheticals, but they give you an idea of how these apps can take your personal habits, drop them in a bucket with everyone else’s, and provide analysis of shopping trends and habits that can inform the larger industry (for a price). … [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