uBlock Origin, Best Ad Blocker

uBlock Origin is an effective ad-blocker for your Firefox, Chrome, Opera Safari web-browsers¬†that is effective and easy to use.¬†uBlock Origin is effective in blocking unwanted ad content and worst of all malware without any configuration of any kind but it can easily be configured to allow or disallow as much of the content you want…

proXPN

proXPN is a free, easy to use service that secures your internet connection against eavesdropping, masks your location, and allows you to access your favorite sites no matter where you live or travel. Get more features with a Premium Account. This software for Windows and Mac. There is no client software for Linux but with…

Google And Privacy

Last month at the Internet SIG we talked about Google and their “privacy issues”. A few weeks ago Google was accused of crack the iPhone. Here’s Leo Laporte to tell you more about it…

Security and Privacy Tools

So far we have just dealt with privacy issues but what about Internet Security? SSL and TSL SSL or TSL are Internet Security protocols. They encrypt (make your communication secret) everything on the Internet point to point meaning from your computer to the web server, this includes your passwords. Whenever you login to a SSL…

Using Proxies

If you really, really paranoid you can always use Incognito or private browsing plus connecting through a proxy. Yes you can connect to websites using a proxy server. Proxies prevent the site at the other end from knowing that it is your computer that is connecting to their site. Proxy Servers How to setup a…

Google Privacy Policy

In the past week there has been a lot of noise surrounding the issue of the new Google Privacy Policy to take effect March 1st. Right now Google has 8 different policies each for a different service. They have been combined the into one very readable document. No legal-speak. What this policy says is…

Data Liberation

Google does not want to trap you into using their services so they’ve made it very easy to get your data out of Google. Although very easy it is sometimes not apparent so they have created the Data Liberation Front, a website that explains the various methods used to get your data.

Really Paranoid

If you are really uncomfortable never sign into any web service, they all do what Google is doing and a lot more. If you really want to be sure no one is watching, use “Incognito” in Chrome or “Private Browsing” in Firefox. There will be no history and no tracking cookies. There will be no…