Posts tagged with "anonymity"

How to Maximize Your Anonymity With a VPN

VPNs protect you by encrypting your data, but having one installed doesn’t necessarily make you anonymous. There’s a big difference between online privacy and online anonymity. If you’re reading this and believe that you’re completely anonymous online because you’re using a VPN, we’ve got some bad news for you. While they come close, VPNs don’t…

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A Complete Guide to VPN Encryption

Updated May 11, 2019 A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a privacy and security tool that encrypts all data transmitted between a device and a VPN server. The simplest way of understanding encryption is by thinking of a lock. With the right key, it’ll open. The lock, or encryption, is used to protect the data of your online activity, whether it’s making purchases or using personal log-ins.

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Advantages of Combining VPN and Tor

Updated March 2, 2019 Online privacy is something that internet users have to take very seriously following the ever-increasing news reports of hacking and invasion of privacy. Thankfully, there are a growing number of options for protecting your privacy online, even from your own internet service provider, beyond using a “private tab” on a browser.

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Why Tor Isn’t Secure

Tor has consistently been known as a safe way to access the internet when privacy is essential. Whistleblower Edward Snowdon famously used Tor aka The Onion Router when collecting top secret documents and leaking them. The project has relied on government grants for many years. In 2015, it was estimated that the U.S. government made…

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What Is Browser Fingerprinting And How You Can Avoid Being Tracked?

If you think you’re being tracked online, you’re not paranoid. There are corporations and government agencies actively trying to track each one of your moves. You thought cookies were bad for your privacy? Well, now we have cookies on steroids. These scary new tracking tools called supercookies allow for more accurate tracking than ever.

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