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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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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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The short answer is: Yes! You should've been using a browser focused on privacy yesteryear.

Privacy browsers are "normal" browsers that have privacy and security at the forefronts of their function. Ideally, they are open-source so that their source code can be read or compiled from source by the...

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For those who don't wish to download Chromium extensions from the Chrome Web Store, there is (fortunately) an alternative: you can install Chromium extensions manually. No Google account required.

While this guide is primarily for people using Ungoogled Chromium, it can apply to other Chromium...

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Out of the "big" and "mainstream" browsers, which include the likes of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, Safari is slightly more secure.

This how-to guide will show you how to increase your data privacy and security while using Safari.

I'll also be sure to keep in mind the delicate balance of se...

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We use passwords for everything, which makes strong and secure passwords for online security a must.

However, you're probably using weak passwords that can be easily compromised.

These are the sure signs that your password is weak. If your password uses even just one of the points highlighted he...

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You've heard of Firefox, but have you heard of Firefox Focus?

Firefox Focus isn't necessarily new to the game, but it has made quite the name for itself in the privacy community.

Despite that, people want to know how it stacks up in the niche of privacy browsers.

Let's take a look at what Fire...

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