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This post was originally published on 2 APR 2021; this is an update to the last revision 13 FEB 2022.

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!...

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This post was originally published on 27 APR 2021; it has since been updated and revised.

Are you using Google, Bing, or Yandex? Tired of "biased" search results? Tired of seeing re-targeting ads that follow you around because you've searched for one term just once? Then perhaps you should look in...

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The content of your messages and the metadata associated with them should be secure and private. Unfortunately many messengers out there fail to do this.

In an ideal world, you'd avoid non-privacy-friendly messengers such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. You should also aim to avoid carrying...

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Virtual Private Networks (VPN) have come into the spotlight in recent years. You've probably been exposed to some level of VPN marketing telling you that you "need" one to be private and secure online.

However, have you considered who really "needs" a VPN? Or whether a VPN is right for you?

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