System76 Galago Pro Hardware Review

System76 Galago Pro Hardware Review

This post contains a brief review and some photographs of the System76 Galago Pro that I have been reviewing for the past several weeks. Overall I am impressed with the Galago Pro. out of the box it is reminiscent of an older MacBook Pro, if not quite as streamlined. Let’s take a closer look at this computer, starting with a top-down, straight-on shot of the lid.

iOS-Friendly VPN: Windscribe VPN

iOS-Friendly VPN: Windscribe VPN

One of the most rewarding parts of running this blog is getting to interact with readers. I learn a lot from you all, and your questions force me to challenge some of my own assumptions about security and privacy. A reader recently wrote in asking me about Windscribe VPN. I have to admit that my first reaction was to tell the guy to go check That One Privacy Site, imagining an abyssal review of this unheard-of VPN. Reading further he…

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Complete Privacy & Security Podcast E065

Complete Privacy & Security Podcast E065

Complete Privacy & Security Podcast E065: Staying Safe With Mike Seeklander This week we talk with Mike Seeklander about personal safety, catch-up on some previous issues, present a new Offense/Defense, and tackle your listener questions.

Snowden’s Haven Security App Review

Snowden’s Haven Security App Review

When news broke a few weeks ago that a Snowden-backed security app was out, I was interested. The app, called “Haven” allows you to turn a cheap Android phone into an extremely sensitive alarm system. This offers massive potential for increased physical security; you can leave your stuff in your hotel room with a pretty guarantee that no on is going to get into your room without you knowing about it. With this in mind I started my test of…

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Encrypt Your Thoughts with Standard Notes

Encrypt Your Thoughts with Standard Notes

I am and always have been fan of note-taking applications. I am a prolific note-taker, and while I like taking notes on paper, I don’t always have my favorite notebook on hand. So, I resort to taking notes on my phone. For a while I used Codebook Secure Notebook despite it’s $3.99 cost. The ability to encrypt my notes made the cost worth it, but they lost me when a password manager was rolled into it. When iOS rolled out…

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