10 Reasons Why You Should Search Using DuckDuckGo

If you care about your privacy you really should consider DuckDuckGo as your search engine. You get the privacy benefits and you don’t sacrifice on quality as it is a full featured and powerful alternative to Google and other search engines. This article has been lightly edited from the original article on the hongkiat web…

Privacy for your Searches

If you are interested in protecting your privacy consider using Duckduckgo(The search engine that doesn’t track you) as your default search engine. It has some great features. Duckduckgo is also available as an app for your iPhone. You can read more about Duckduckgo in the wikipedia article.

Gamergate Discrediting Wikipedia?!

Mark Bernstein has written a 3 part series on the serious issue of how Wikipedia is being used as a weapon against feminists who have been criticizing the portrayal of women in games. Gamergate refers to gaming developers and enthusiasts who are using Wikipedia and other media to discredit their critics. Mark’s articles are an…

Should we trust Google? or FaceBook? or Amazon? or Apple?

My intent is not to spoil your happiness with Google (I use some of their services too) but in case you are curious why I am questioning their business model and trustworthiness below are a few reference points. Google advertises themselves as the champion of openness but when it comes to their core business that…

Apple Criticizes Google on Privacy

On Daring Fireball, Gruber comments on Eric Schmidt’s response to Tim Cook’s latest Charlie Rose interview where Tim contrasted Apple vs. Google regarding protecting privacy. Eric’s response was that Tim Cook is misinformed about the security measures Google takes to protect user information from the government and crooks. Actually the issue Tim was talking about…

An Effort to Fix Internet Confidentiality & Security

An effort to fix Internet confidentiality and security starts with defining the approach and who’s responsibility is it anyway. Unfortunately it is even less clear who to trust in the modern world.

1Password in IOS 8

IOS 8 is going to bring a lot of improvements especially in the area of apps being able to communicate and supplement each other. One one very much desired improvement is better 1password security integration. This will make it so much easier to enter strong passwords without the hassle of trying to remember and type…

Four Privacy Settings you should enable in IOS7

Jason O’Grady writes about 4 privacy settings you need to enable so you are not being tracked.

WordPress Security

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems for publishing information online. Over 20% of sites use WordPress so it is a popular target for attacks. WordPress.tv has some videos on WordPress security to help people improve the security of their sites. Notice the kid in the front row. You can never start…

Computer Administration

xkcd nails what is wrong with this picture in computer administration by visualizing what is really at risk vs. what is protected. At the very least if all your services are on your user account, especially if you have remember passwords activated for sensitive services, you should have a screen saving password that is invoked…