Search Engines

DuckDuckGo Doesn’t Hide or Encrypt Your Search History [Updated]

DuckDuckGo is a private search engine. It is adamant about spreading privacy around the internet. However, there is one issue we discovered that raises privacy concerns. Your search terms, while they may be sent over your network in an encrypted form, show up in plain text in browsing history. Contents: Is DuckDuckGo Really Private? DuckDuckGo…

Privacy

Big Data vs. Privacy

The internet is divided between privacy advocates and the tools they use, and the “mainstream” internet which diminishes the idea of privacy. Unfortunately it’s the privacy “violators” who are using people’s data to become more powerful and to make huge amounts of money. The advocacy groups are still spreading their messages and fighting back against…

Search Encrypt

Reasons You Should Use A Private Search Engine [In 2019]

Privacy-focused tools are the most user-friendly on the internet. This is because by protecting their users’ information, rather than using it against them, they empower users to decide for themselves what happens with their data. Most search engines, like Google, offer very little transparency as to how they actually use the user-information they collect. Here…

Privacy

The Economics of Privacy

Privacy and big data are two competing forces on the internet. Data collection and monetization are crushing any push-back from privacy advocates or anyone concerned about sharing their information. The internet itself is not created to be private, although we believe its the responsibility of the companies that operate online to protect their users’ information…

Tech

What is PGP? [2019]

PGP stands for Pretty Good Privacy. It is an encryption program that applies cryptographic privacy and authentication to online communications. PGP is most commonly used for keeping contents of emails encrypted and private. OpenPGP is an open-source version of PGP that has become widely used. How does PGP Work? PGP encrypts the contents of an email so…

Tech

What is an API?

If you spend time around software or internet tools you’ve likely heard the term “API”. API stands for “application programming interface”. There are tons of APIs available online for software developers to use to integrate information from other applications into their own software. What is an API? An API is a system of tools and…

Privacy

42 Privacy Tools and Products To Protect Your Data in 2019

Table of Contents: Ad & Tracker Blockers Browser Extensions & Add-Ons Virtual Private Networks Password Managers Private Browsers Private Email Services Private & Encrypted Messaging Private Search Engines Web Proxy File Encryption Software Decentralized, Private Social Networks Other Privacy Tools Ad & Tracker Blockers We’ve combined ad and tracker blockers because their functionalities are basically…