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avoidthehack! promotes online privacy and security awareness.

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

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. 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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Latest Posts

Overview

Firefox and Firefox Focus.

These two browsers share many things. Developers, browser engines, the ability to allow us to easily browse the internet. Even the names and logos are similar.

However, I will say this: these two browsers are very different, despite the similarities.

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I'm just going to go ahead and say it:

Edge, the default browser for Windows 10, sucks.

Edge especially sucks for privacy. Yes, even the "new and improved" Microsoft Edge that is based on the Chromium framework.

It still sucks.

(If you want to dig a little deeper into how much Edge sucks...

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Unfortunately, you can't just outright delete Safari on a regular iPhone.

But you can absolutely minimize your use of it by downloading, installing, and using a browser focused on your privacy!

(Another option is configuring Safari for privacy on iOS.)

These privacy browsers are all availab...

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Waterfox came into the browser scene in 2011, coming right out the box with official x64 support (a rarity among browsers at the time) and promoted itself as an "ethical browser."

However, many things have changed in the browser landscape, and even the Waterfox project as whole since 2011.

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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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