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Your daily reads on everything digital



Should you ditch Google for DuckDuckGo?

DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that has managed to leave its mark in the digital world. Its mission is to serve search results…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read

How to reduce and control your digital footprint?

A digital footprint refers to data we leave behind after going online. On the surface level, it covers all the details we submit or disclose…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read

Intrusive bossware and how it monitors remote workers

Bossware refers to software that employers use to measure just how productive their teams are. Such employee-monitoring solutions differ…

PRIVACY | 5 min Read

What is SSH, and how does it work?

SSH is a network protocol that allows you to connect to a remote computer or a server securely. It is not a specific product but a set of…

PRIVACY | 4 min Read

How does browser fingerprinting work?

Browser fingerprinting is a web-tracking method that remembers and identifies users according to their devices. It is one of the data…

PRIVACY | 4 min Read

Are mental well-being apps ethical and fair to users?

The fight against stigma surrounding mental health has motivated people to address their inner struggles head-on. Sometimes, the chosen…

PRIVACY | 6 min Read

What is PPTP? The obsolete protocol explained

Point-to-Point Tunneling (PPTP) is now a mostly obsolete network protocol, outranked by more reliable counterparts like IKEv2 or OpenVPN…

PRIVACY | 3 min Read

What is whitelisting?

Whitelisting is a trust-centric practice in cybersecurity. It usually refers to the creation of exceptions for a specific rule. Let’s say…

PRIVACY | 4 min Read

How internet shutdowns infringe democracy and human rights

Internet shutdowns are incidents when the internet and even cellular services suddenly become inaccessible or unusable. We have witnessed…

PRIVACY | 8 min Read