100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 7 – Self-Destructing Cookies Plugin

Cookies are small pieces of data a website sends to your browser to store information. It is typically used to save preferences or show you are logged into your account for example. But many cookies persist on your system and can reveal information about you and your browsing habits. Self-Destructing Cookies can automate the removal […]

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 […]