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Originally published on 17 FEB 2021.

This is a guide for tweaking the Firefox browser for enhanced online privacy. We explore the "normal" and the "advanced" tweaks here.

This guide is intended for desktop users across all platforms such as Windows, macOS, and Linux.

This guide is based on...

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Originally published on 21 JAN 2021; revised on 7 OCT 2021.

Long story short: Google Chrome sucks for privacy.

Now, with that out the way, I'm here to show you how to download, install, and tweak the Ungoogled Chromium browser.

Bear in mind that installing and configuring Ungoogled Chrom...

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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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For a lot of people, the hardest part about running a PiHole is generally setting up the whole thing.

This can be especially true if you're not the best networking person or are unfamiliar with the typical environment (Linux) that PiHole usually calls home.

The aim of this guide is to provide...

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WebRTC can prove useful when you need to use it.

However, did you know that a critical flaw in WebRTC that has yet to be adequately addressed across all browsers leaks your internal (or true) IP address?

And did you know that the browser will leak your true IP address, even if you're using a c...

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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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