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Month: September 2016

Housekeeping Announcements

Housekeeping Announcements

Doubtlessly you have noticed some changes to the look and feel of the main site. Similar changes are also coming to the blog, and I wanted to address these directly. Newsletter: The first issue of the newsletter will be sent out on October 1st, 2016, and successive issues will appear in your inbox on the first of each month. The newsletter will contain exclusive content that will not be available on the blog. It will also contain the standard assortment…

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DeleteMe – Privacy for Hire?

DeleteMe – Privacy for Hire?

As readers here know, I really like Abine’s privacy service, Blur. What you may not know is that Abine also offers a service to protects privacy in another way. DeleteMe is Abine’s automated “opt-out” service. If you have read Hiding From the Internet or The Complete Privacy and Security Desk Reference, you know that opting out yourself can be frustrating and time consuming. The allure of services like these is in their convenience. You pay for the service, then carry…

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Private Internet Access for Mac

Private Internet Access for Mac

In the posts regarding smartphone interfaces (Wi-Fi, Cellular) I have recommended that you use a virtual private network (VPN). Immediately following the post on Wi-Fi security and privacy a comment was posted with questions about settings in Private Internet Access (PIA). Because I have not covered this topic in detail, and because many of your have chose PIA based on my recommendation, I will cover PIA for various operating systems intermittently over the next couple of weeks. Today we will…

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