A Study on Private Browsing: Consumer Usage, Knowledge, and Thoughts

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

At DuckDuckGo, our vision is to raise the standard of trust online. To that end, we strive to understand what people know about online privacy and how they use the privacy features available to them. This report focuses on the feature in web browsers commonly referred to as “Private Browsing.” “Private ...

Web Of Trust (WOT) Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Browser extensions have become a standard part of the most popular browsers and essential part of our lives for surfing the Internet. But not all extensions can be trusted. One such innocent looking browser add-on has been caught collecting browsing history of millions of users and selling them to third-parties for making ...

Awesome VPN Comparison Chart

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Here's a great VPN comparison chart showing various details such as logging, location, privacy, security and pricing.  Excellent resource to bookmark. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FJTvWT5RHFSYuEoFVpAeQjuQPU4BVzbOigT0xebxTOw/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true

Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Since it first appeared in Apple’s App Store last year, the free encrypted calling and texting app Signal has become the darling of the privacy community, recommended—and apparently used daily—by no less than Edward Snowden himself. Now its creator is bringing that same form of ultra-simple smartphone encryption to Android. On ...

Adding a Right-Click Menu Item for Shred In Linux Mint (Nemo)

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

I see this documented around the interwebs quite a bit and always with the same limitation of only working correctly with files that contain no spaces in the filename.  This is an easy fix so I'll go over it all again below. Create a new file in /usr/share/nemo/actions (you must maintain ...