• Dec 6, 2018
  • Sean Doyle
  • General Privacy and Security, Online Activity, Tutorials,

How Does a Firewall Work?

A firewall is software or hardware that uses predetermined rules to monitor incoming and outgoing network traffic. A firewall acts like a barrier of security between networks, such as an internal network and the internet. When your computer is protected by a firewall it will allow certain data to come through and block other data, … Continue reading “How Does a Firewall Work?”


  • Jul 25, 2018
  • Derek Zimmer
  • Governments, Networking, Open Source, Privacy, Security,

The Internet Cannot be Trusted – Beamsplitters, Backdoors, and Broken Promises

We all know that the Internet is not a fundamentally safe place. With the tremendous gains in information sharing and the conveniences that the Internet brings, come opportunities for exploitation. Fraud, harassment, surveillance, censorship, social and political manipulation, industrial and political espionage, data theft and discrimination have all taken hold in one of the greatest … Continue reading “The Internet Cannot be Trusted – Beamsplitters, Backdoors, and Broken Promises”