Privacy articles

Viber adds self-destructing 'secret chats'

In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations about potential mass surveillance, it’s become increasingly important for users to have better privacy and security features in their messaging apps. Viber, one of the world’s biggest messaging apps with more than 800…

Tweaking Windows 10 Privacy Settings

Several controversial privacy issues have kept many from upgrading to Windows 10, even with the free upgrade offer (still) on the table. While some of the initial uproar may have been overblown, there are some settings worth visiting in this post-Snowden era of heightened concern regarding personal privacy. Today, we’ll examine a handful of the more questionable features and settings and show you how to go about regaining some of your privacy.

EFF: Half of all web traffic is now encrypted

Encrypted web traffic has gone from a far-off dream from privacy advocates, to something we take for granted and hardly notice. That little green lock or "https" in front of a web address means your internet traffic is encrypted. Privacy…

A Primer on Staying Secure and Anonymous on the Dark Web

For every criminal using technology to temporarily shield themselves from justice, there's a law-abiding journalist communicating with a crucial source. Those who plan to continue using encryption and anonymization software ought to double-down on their security. Here's a brief overview of tips and services for keeping yourself safe while surfing the seedy underbelly of the web.