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Connecting to a Nextcloud server on GNU/Linux

I'm sure by this point, it's no question what 'cloud storage' is, essentially a file locker on a remote machine. We are at least mostly familiar with famous brands such as Google […]

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How to detect Zero-Width Characters fingerprinting

All modern web browsers support zero-width characters. These characters may be added to text on a page without users knowing about it or being able to identify with the naked eye that […]

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HTTPS Everywhere: ruleset updating without extension updates

A new version of the HTTPS Everywhere browser extension introduces a new feature that separates ruleset updates from extension updates. HTTPS Everywhere is a security extension that is available for Firefox, Chrome, […]

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Tor Project announces end of Tor Messenger

The Tor Project launched Tor Messenger back in 2015 as a beta with the aim to improve the security of instant messaging communication services and user privacy. Based on Instantbird, an instant […]

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DonationCoder celebrate 13 year anniversary with fundraiser and giveaway

DonationCoder is a unique site on the Internet that was created back in 2005. It was designed as a place for programmers to share developed software and to support development through donations […]

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Search engine redirects to

The search engine will start to redirect to the search engine later today. The privacy-focused search engines are maintained by the privately owned Dutch company Surfboard Holdings B.V. One of […]

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Cloudflare launches fast and privacy-focused DNS at

Cloudflare announced the launch of its new public DNS service on April 1, 2018. The company promised in the announcement that would offer faster speeds and better privacy than other […]

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LogMeIn to shut down Xmarks on May 1, 2018

LogMeIn, parent company of LastPass, announced today that it will shut down the cross-browser bookmark synchronization service Xmarks on May 1, 2018. Xmarks launched its service at a time when browsers did […]

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How to check if sites use WebRTC

WebRTC is one of these new technologies that is on the one hand pretty useful and on the other a privacy nightmare as it can be abused. WebRTC, the RTC stands for […]

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Waterfox 56.1.0 web browser release information

Waterfox 56.1.0 was released on March 26, 2018. The new version of the web browser comes with security updates, reintroduced support for Mac OS 10.7, a Google Play Store presence for the […]

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Vivaldi Browser makes DuckDuckGo default search engine in private windows

Vivaldi Technologies revealed a moment ago that the search engine DuckDuckGo is the new default search engine in private windows, and that users may set a different search engine for the browser's […]

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Keepa: Amazon price history and tracking

Keepa -¬†Amazon Price Tracker is a browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Microsoft Edge to improve your online shopping experience on the Amazon website. Keepa was one of the […]

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Private Internet Access releases software as open source

Private Internet Access, a company best known for its VPN Service of the same name, announced today that it started the process of releasing all of its software as open source. The […]

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Ghostery: open source and new business model

The source code of the privacy extension Ghostery for the web browsers Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Edge, has been published on GitHub by the development company. Ghostery is a very popular browser […]


McAfee acquires VPN company TunnelBear

Security company McAfee announced the acquisition of TunnelBear, a Toronto-based company best known for its VPN product TunnelBear, today. We reviewed TunnelBear's VPN solution in 2015 for the first time when the […]

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Pale Moon 27.8 released

The developers of Pale Moon released two new versions of the browser in the past couple of days. Pale Moon 27.8.0 was released on March 2, 2018 and the follow-up release Pale […]

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Project Gutenberg blocks access from Germany

Internet users from Germany who try to access the international website of Project Gutenberg, a free ebook repository (and audiobooks),¬† get a "Your IP address is blocked" message when they attempt to […]

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uTorrent Web First Look

uTorrent Web is a web-based client of the still-popular uTorrent BitTorrent application. The developers of uTorrent announced plans to release a web-based version of uTorrent in early 2017. Note: uTorrent Web is […]