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avoidthehack! promotes online privacy and security awareness.

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

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, gathering all kinds of data about your activities. Learn about different tracking techniques and the best way to defend against them.

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DNS Providers

Trusted DNS Providers provide DNS-over-HTTPS and other DNS security features while respecting user privacy. Learn about DNS resolvers and how selecting a privacy-centric resolver benefits your privacy.

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Operating Systems

The operating system is the command center of your entire device. Learn how popular operating systems are known to be not-so-privacy friendly and what you can do about this.

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Google Chrome sucks for privacy.

So, with that said, I'm here to show you how to download, install, and tweak the Ungoogled Chromium browser.

Now, installing and configuring Ungoogled Chromium isn't the most user-friendly experience for your average user, but it isn't too complicated.

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Personalization is a dying artform, the marketers say.

With the rapid advanced in deep learning, machine learning, and AI (artificial intelligence) powered technology, businesses should be leveraging every source they have available to drive sales, marketers say.

Enter the new age of hyper perso...

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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?

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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.

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