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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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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

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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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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Avast's "Secure browser" has been around for a while now.

Once a bundled feature with the premium version of its famous antivirus, Avast's Secure Browser is now a (free) standalone product.

Of course, the question of just how "secure" and "private" this browser truly is remains to be seen.

Let...

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As you may or may not know, Facebook is notorious for buying out competition.

This is especially true when that competition is something they can't beat outright or poses a serious threat to "their market." Instead of competing, they whip out their wallet and fork over cash.

Not to mention, y...

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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. Ideally, they are open-source so that their source code can be read or compiled from source by the...

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For those who don't wish to download Chromium extensions from the Chrome Web Store, there is (fortunately) an alternative: you can install Chromium extensions manually. No Google account required.

While this guide is primarily for people using Ungoogled Chromium, it can apply to other Chromium...

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