Browser Safety: Choose Your Weapon

Your primary portal to the Internet is your web browser. Choosing the right browser to increase your security and privacy can be hard to do, but in this article I will walk you through it and give you my personal recommendations. Furthermore, browser plugins can both help and hurt your browsing safety - I'll help

Smartphone Privacy: Reining in Nosy Apps

Every application you install on your smartphone comes with a set of permissions – a list of things it would like to access. This includes things like your camera, microphone, location, contact list, photos, calendar and more. While these functions allow your apps to do amazing things, they can also compromise your privacy. These permissions

Terms of Service: What Did I Just Sign?

Somewhere along the line, corporations decided that they needed to tack licensing agreements (terms of service) onto just about every product produced. We’ve gotten to the point where we just ignore them and click “Agree” or rip off the little sticker that says something about “by removing this sticker you agree to…. ” blah, blah,

How to Send Files Securely (like Tax Info)

Editor’s Note: Yeah, this is a long article. But if you ever need to send files securely – files that contain financial, medical, or otherwise personal/private stuff – you need to know the techniques and concepts in this article. So read it carefully. Tax time is upon us once again here in the US of

Check out my new weekly podcast!

My New Online Privacy & Security Podcast: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons I was asked to be a guest on an internet radio show a couple times late last year. The host of that show decided that he needed to focus more on his business, and asked me if I would like to take over his