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avoidthehack! promotes online privacy and security awareness.

We believe you have the right to control and protect your online information.

Privacy Browsers

Privacy browsers both respect your privacy and help prevent websites, web services, and web apps from tracking your browsing activity across the internet.

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Password Management

Your passwords hold the keys to your digital kingdom. Learn about password best practices and read up on password managers.

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Private Search Engines

Private search engines respect your privacy. They don't track you, create shadow profiles of you, or try to connect who you are to what you're searching.

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Tracker Blocking

Trackers follow you around the internet. Learn about different tracking techniques and the best way to defend against them.

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Latest Posts

Most browsers have the "Do Not Track" feature in their settings. You might have this setting enabled or you might not.

But what does "Do Not Track" really do? Does it do what the name implies? Does it matter if it is even enabled or not? You might be shocked at the answers...

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Have you noticed that you receive different search results based on your search history? Location? Device? And what seems to be a combination of other factors?

Have you recently searched for one thing extensively in a short period of time, and now somehow everything you search is now tied to that...

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Google owns a lot of products that don't include "Google" in the name.

But are you aware of the notable products/services they own that aren't "Google" this or "Google" that?

More importantly, do you use or regularly interact with any of these products or services?

This is a post in our series...

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Avast's "Secure browser" has been around for a while now.

Once a bundled feature with the premium version of its famous antivirus, Avast's Secure Browser is now a (free) standalone product.

Of course, the question of just how "secure" and "private" this browser truly is remains to be seen.

Let...

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Unfortunately, you can't just outright delete Safari on a regular iPhone.

But you can absolutely minimize your use of it by downloading, installing, and using a browser focused on your privacy!

(Another option is configuring Safari for privacy on iOS.)

These privacy browsers are all availab...

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As you may or may not know, Facebook is notorious for buying out competition.

This is especially true when that competition is something they can't beat outright or poses a serious threat to "their market." Instead of competing, they whip out their wallet and fork over cash.

Not to mention, y...

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