Digital freedom

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Want to opt out of a face scan at the airport?...

7 min read
Air travel is stressful—from finding the best flight prices to lining up for what feels like hours to get...
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Instead of freeing us, the internet is making us conform

4 min read
The fact that we’re far less likely to engage in deviant behavior if we think we’re being watched isn’t...
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Is your car spying on you?

3 min read
Unlike many other devices, cars are not prefixed with the word smart. Even if they’re connected to the internet—and have the ability to collect...
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Want to trade crypto? Here are the top 5 exchanges to try your hand

4 min read
To buy Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, you have multiple options. You can go to a Bitcoin ATM, accept them as payments for your goods...
Mohammed Al-Maskati

Interview: Meet the person protecting human rights activists amid mass surveillance

6 min read
Front Line Defenders’s Mohammed Al-Maskati has spent most of his life fighting for human rights in Bahrain and the Middle East. But in recent...
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Cryptojacking: What is it and how do I guard against it?

4 min read
The term “cryptocurrency,” a combination of “cryptography” and “currency,” alludes to the fact that cryptocurrencies are a form of digital money that uses cryptographic...
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How technology affects education

3 min read
Technology in education systems comes with a couple of significant obstacles, but as with previous technologies, also presents some opportunities that we would be...
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Your devices are rating you. Behave accordingly.

4 min read
Chances are you’ve seen “Nosedive,” the infamous Black Mirror episode depicting a world in which ordinary people rate each other on the basis of...
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What is a Bitcoin node and who needs one?

4 min read
The Bitcoin network does not have a central authority that decides which transactions are valid and which are not. There is nobody who issues...
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ExpressVPN tops Comparitech’s speed test

1 min read
ExpressVPN has topped Comparitech’s 2019 review of the fastest VPNs on the market. During the tests, ExpressVPN averaged a download speed of 106 Megabits...
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Staying private online could save you big bucks

3 min read
By far the biggest offenders when it comes to mining your data are not governments or police, but rather advertising agencies. They will buy...
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7 privacy and security takeaways in Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report

3 min read
The biggest slide deck about the internet is back! Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report has highlighted important online observations since 1995, and this year’s...

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