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How to Set Up Firefox for Privacy

How to Set Up Firefox for Privacy

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...
How to Install and Configure Ungoogled Chromium

How to Install and Configure Ungoogled Chromium

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...
How to Install Librewolf

How to Install Librewolf

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...
How to Install and Configure PiHole

How to Install and Configure PiHole

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...
WebRTC Leaks and Your Privacy (+ how to fix them)

WebRTC Leaks and Your Privacy (+ how to fix them)

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...
How to Manually Install Extensions (Ungoogled Chromium)

How to Manually Install Extensions (Ungoogled Chromium)

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...
How to Configure Safari for Privacy on iOS Devices (UPDATED FOR iOS 14)

How to Configure Safari for Privacy on iOS Devices (UPDATED FOR iOS 14)

Out of the "big" and "mainstream" browsers, which include the likes of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, Safari is slightly more secure. This how-to guide will show you how to increase your data privacy and security while using Safari. I'll also be sure to keep in mind the delicate balance of se...
Everything You Should Know Before Using a Password Manager

Everything You Should Know Before Using a Password Manager

Passwords, passwords, passwords. We have so many passwords to create and remember, don't we? According to recent research conducted by NordPass, the average internet user has approximately 70 - 80 passwords to remember. No matter how you try to slice it, that's a ton of passwords to memorize...

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