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This post was originally published on 16 MAR 2021; it has since been updated and revised.

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 d...

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This post was originally published on 11 SEP 2020; it has been updated to include more relevant and updated information.

With the increasing popularity of NFC and RFID technology being used in smartphones as a method for delivering "wallet" payme...

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Microsoft Windows 10 (and the newer edition, Windows 11) is a data collection machine that phones home a lot.

Some examples of the data Windows collects:

  • Searches (which get forwarded to Bing, Microsoft's search engine)
  • Voice data (for devices where a mic is present)
  • Keystrokes/typing histor...

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Odds are that in this day and age, you've got a smartphone. Odds also are that your smartphone is either an iPhone (iOS) or some flavor of Google Android (but still an Android.)

Unfortunately, it can be said that neither are exactly the best for your privacy. Between these two, which mobile...

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