100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 6 – Privacy Badger

Privacy Badger is a browser plugin that blocks ads and trackers. Keep in mind that it is not a ad blocker explicitly. It does help protect your privacy from known sources that tend to be invasive. Privacy Badger also helps block various 3rd party means of fingerprinting your browser to track you as well as […]

100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 5 – HTTPS Everywhere

We’ll be covering numerous browser plugins in this series but perhaps the most basic need is HTTPS Everywhere. This is a plugin that will load the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) version of a site if available. By using SSL (HTTPS) you can help prevent many attacks be it man in the middle or just someone […]

Speeding Up Your Linux Desktop

For some time I have been using Ubuntu as my desktop distribution.  Recently even though my computer is quite powerful I have run into issues of slow going. The first thing I did was change to using Google Chrome for my daily browsing and Firefox as my backup browser for certain things.  This has helped […]

What Chrome is Lacking

I use Linux (Ubuntu) as my desktop and have used some flavor of Linux as my desktop for many years now. Most of this time I have used Firefox as my main browser. Recently I have started using Chrome as well as a secondary browser in order to see if I like it more. There […]