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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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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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Latest Posts

DuckDuckGo is a company that has been strongly associated with privacy since it's been around.

Their search engine doesn't track you. They have browser extensions (for the likes of Firefox and Google Chrome) for increased privacy.

One of DuckDuckGo's most recent privacy offerings is its mobile b...

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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.

For the most part, they come with settings that favor user (read: your) privacy straight out of...

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With the increasing popularity of NFC and RFID technology being used in smartphones as a method for delivering "wallet" payments and more credit cards use RFID technology, security issues arise.

How secure are they? Can't they be skimmed? What's th...

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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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