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Note-Taking Apps

Note-taking apps like Evernote, Google Keep, or Microsoft OneNote are a great way of keeping track of all your notes and journalings, but it more often than ever comes with the cost of your privacy. Most of the note-taking apps collect pretty much everything you have stored in your notebooks and use them to better […]

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File Sharing

Sharing files with anyone online, be it your friends and family should not come at a cost of privacy and security. I will be covering all the ways you can share files easily and securely with your friends and family or anonymously, without a middleman. Most of the online file sharing techniques like sending via […]

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Cloud Storage

Storing your important documents, pictures and other things on a cloud server so that you may need to access anywhere, anytime is a pretty nifty idea. However, you should be wary before choosing a cloud storage provider, as they technically have access to everything you store on the cloud. Most of the cloud storage providers […]

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DNS Explained

DNS or Domain Name System is an integral part of Internet, and is quintessential for the web to work altogether — you can think of DNS as the phone book of Internet. What is DNS? DNS or Domain Name System is a system (duh) of computers all around the world with the goal of converting Domain Names like google.com […]

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Email Providers

A secure and encrypted email service provider that respects your privacy, supports end-to-end encryption, collects little amount of metadata, is a must-have for a secure communication online. Email privacy is quintessential to protect your privacy & security online. While many communication methods have somewhat replaced email, most people still have and use at least one email account. Most […]

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Metadata Removal Tools

Metadata matters! Your metadata is just as important as the actual data, even a tiny sample of your metadata can provide exorbitant amount of intimate data about your personal life. People usually don’t care a whole lot about metadata in general, and those who collect or demand access to metadata like the government and corporations […]

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Messaging Apps

A secure instant messaging app is a must for anyone looking to have a private conversation. I recommend using instant messaging apps that are open source, support end-to-end encryption, and have good privacy policy. Ultimately, saying that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different from saying you don’t […]

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Google Alternatives

Google makes some of the best software and services, and make them available for either free or at pretty competitive prices, but it all comes at the cost of your privacy, after all just like Facebook, it has a business model that’s built on surveillance.  In 2019, Google made over $162 billion in revenue. Just about […]

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Encrypted DNS Resolvers

This post is about Resolving Name Servers. Learn More. Your DNS queries, which make the internet work for you are prone to security exploits like DNS hijacking, man-in-the-middle attacks, and pose privacy risks, as they are being monitored by your DNS provider. By default, your devices are configured to use the DNS resolver provided by […]

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Password Managers

Your online accounts are prone to attacks by hackers and other adversaries, from database breaches, software exploits, social engineering, etc. Most people tend to use the same weak password for their accounts due to Password fatigue, which makes them vulnerable to Brute force and Dictionary attacks. Strong, unique passwords are the key to keeping your […]