Apple Safari for iOS Revealed to Be Sending User IP Addresses to Tencent

Apple is sending China-based user information to Chinese tech company Tencent as part of its Fraudulent Website Warning in Safari. Here’s what that means and how to opt out A security control within Safari in iOS 13 called “Fraudulent Website...

Will ESNI and DNS Over HTTPS Change the Future of Online Privacy?

Two standards have gained momentum to tackle weaknesses in TLS and DNS. Combined, these specifications could make online activity more opaque and illegible by default. The past few years have seen significant improvements in online privacy and security through stronger...

Mozilla Does Not Plan to Make DNS Over HTTPS Encryption Default in UK

The Internet Watch Foundation claims the new encryption standard could expose UK browser users to extreme criminal content Mozilla has announced that it does not intend to make its new DNS over HTTPS (DoH) encryption feature a default for UK Firefox users. The...
Firefox Private Network VPN

Firefox Private Network VPN Enters New Testing Phase

Mozilla’s in-house VPN will be available to test in the US in collaboration with Mullvad Mozilla has announced a new testing phase of its in-house VPN service, Firefox Private Network (FPN). US users of the Firefox desktop browser have been...
Proxy-vs-VPN

Proxy vs VPN – Which one is better for your online privacy?

A Proxy works as a gateway that helps in unblocking websites and keeps your data private, but your internet traffic is not encrypted. A VPN is an online privacy tool that hides your original IP address, keeps your data encrypted...

Certificate authority trust breach exposes vulnerability in Internet’s trust hierarchies

In late March 2015, there was a major security breach involving unauthorized digital certificates impersonating Google. This incident has far-reaching implications for how ordinary people decide who to trust on the Internet. In this post, we’ll try to explain why this...
See your IP address.

How IP checkers work and why they’re sometimes wrong

Your IP address makes it possible for websites to “see” your location. But the truth is, GeoIP (IP location) isn’t that smart. We’ve all seen movies where a tech genius types in a few arcane commands and manages to retrieve the bad...
Use a VPN for safer browsing on HTTP websites.

Who can see your data when you visit a non-encrypted HTTP site?

Websites that use HTTPS (indicated by the green lock in the browser bar) encrypt all data between your browser and the website’s server. Nobody in between can see the content of the connection, keeping you safe from man-in-the-middle attacks. Browsing sites...
Preventing DNS Leaks When Switching Network Interfaces

Technical Overview: Preventing DNS Leaks When Switching Network Interfaces

To effectively offer a user privacy and security, a VPN application must ensure that a user’s DNS requests remain private for the entire duration of the connection to the VPN. Applications usually do this by guaranteeing that all DNS requests...
Best browsers for privacy and security in 2019

Best browsers for privacy and security in 2019

Websites, advertisers, ISPs, and government agencies track every click you make. But is there a way to prevent it? How could you make browsing safer and more private? Check the list below to choose the best browser for privacy. Rating...
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