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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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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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The DNS system is the ever reliant phone book of the Internet. It plays a large part in what makes the today's Internet so easy to use and browse as so many of us do.

But were you aware that the standard implementation of DNS is, by nature, highly insecure? Did you know that this insecurity poses...

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Revised 4 SEP 2021.

When configured properly, Mozilla Firefox offers great privacy and security.

However, achieving a higher level of privacy and security in Mozilla Firefox requires many tweaks across all levels. Some users may not be too comfortable with this and may prefer an out-of-the-box...

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Odds are you've heard of "Incognito mode." Odds also are that you may think Incognito mode (or other names for "private browsing" such as inPrivate) protects your privacy while browsing the web.

Well, unfortunately, here's the truth: "Incognito mode" doesn't do that much for your online privacy.

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The Iridium browser makes several claims to protect user privacy.

Its most notable claim is that it doesn't "phone home." Additionally, Iridium is relatively "de-googled."

However, how does this privacy browser stack up on other fronts in addition to its claims?

ATH aims to find out.

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So, officially, the short answer is: not a lot directly, slightly more indirectly.

However, HTTPS remains important for security of your data transmitted from your browser to a website, which can have an impact on your privacy.

Let's have a look at how HTTPS may have an impact on online privacy....

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