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Linux and macOS users: avoidthehack! could never forget about you!

While many of the privacy browsers for Windows also work well on Linux and MacOS, naturally we believe that the Linux and MacOS Systems deserved their own list of recommended privacy browsers.

As we must remind you, if you are us...

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Amazon owns a ton of products and services without "Amazon" or "an Amazon company" in the name.

These products and services are part of Amazon's network to - you guessed it - profit, one way or another.

These products and services are also massive data collection and mass surveillance tools. Do...

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WebRTC can prove useful when you need to use it.

However, did you know that a critical flaw in WebRTC that has yet to be adequately addressed across all browsers leaks your internal (or true) IP address?

And did you know that the browser will leak your true IP address, even if you're using a c...

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You've probably heard of adblockers.

You've probably also heard of tracker/privacy blockers.

Lastly, you've probably wondered if there was a difference between the two.

The short answer is: yes, there is.

Let me explain further...

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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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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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