• May 31, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • Bitcoin, News, Privacy, Security,

How much is good online security worth to you? How about $100,000?

Readers of this blog know that a VPN is an indispensable tool for today’s digital world. VPNs address a key part of the challenge of staying safe online. They protect how data is transmitted between an Internet site and the user’s computer, and help to maintain privacy during transit and more widely. But there are … Continue reading “How much is good online security worth to you? How about $100,000?”

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  • Jul 28, 2018
  • Glyn Moody
  • News, Open Source, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Why Gmail’s new “confidential mode” is not so great for privacy, and potentially awful for the open Web

Gmail is used by well over a billion people worldwide, making it one of the most important online services. Google has recently started rolling out a new design that includes novel features. One of the most interesting of these is the so-called “confidential mode”. At first sight, that sounds like good news for privacy: “With … Continue reading “Why Gmail’s new “confidential mode” is not so great for privacy, and potentially awful for the open Web”

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  • Dec 12, 2013
  • rasengan
  • News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Gmail Privacy Proxy: Right Idea, Wrong Execution

Today, Google Mail announced that they will be proxying images received through GMail through their safer, faster proxy servers. At first glance, this appears to be an amazing step in the right direction in terms of privacy. After all, Google has decided to provide a proxy to access images thus masking your IP from remote … Continue reading “Gmail Privacy Proxy: Right Idea, Wrong Execution”

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