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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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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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