Do You Need A VPN? Probably Not

When it comes to protecting your online privacy, you'll come across Virtual Private Networks (or VPN in short) services at some point. While VPNs offer privacy protection, secure connections, and even anonymity in some cases, they're not a silver bullet. What's more, if they’re not used appropriately, VPNs can end up backfiring, exposing more of your data, and slowing your online browsing to a crawl. In this post, I'll guide you through what VPNs are and how they work....

How To Protect Your Privacy Online: 3 Easy Steps

Online privacy is a complicated topic. Even as an experienced programmer and self-proclaimed privacy nerd, protecting your online data is a brutal war to fight. While I believe that unless you go live in the woods without Internet connectivity, it is impossible to protect 100% of your digital life, we can take some steps to limit what personal information companies can collect and track. What follows is a short starter guide I compiled drawing from years of learning about privacy and tinkering with different apps and services....