Author: Nick Congleton

Learn To Browse The Internet More Anonymously

Introduction Protecting your privacy on the Internet is important. It isn’t just about not wanting others to see your activity. It’s about guarding your personal information and protecting yourself from being tracked by malicious parties. Even though most people seem to think that hiding your activity is some sort of tinfoil hat thing, it isn’t that simple. By hiding your activity, you are making it harder for malicious hackers and identity thieves to find and target you. It’s also harder for advertisers to track and sell your browsing habits. Really, when it comes down to it, hiding your online...

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Encrypt Your Email With Thunderbird and Enigmail

Why Encrypt Email? Encrypting email is unfortunately not as simple as it should be, so why bother to do it? Well, there are a number of reasons, but the chief one is always privacy. Encrypting your email helps to protect you from both criminal activity and corporate data mining. On a personal level, it helps to protect private and sensitive information. For businesses, encrypting email communications can help protect corporate information, even if a device is lost or stolen. Install Thunderbird There are a bunch of ways to go about encrypting your email. The most universal and straightforward way...

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Meltdown and Spectre: What Do They Mean For You?

The tech world has been buzzing over Meltdown and Spectre. You know that they’re bad news, but exactly how bad? While the technical side of things may be complex, the part that you need to think about is much simpler. Take a deep breath and get ready for the answers to all of your Meltdown and Spectre questions. What Are Meltdown and Spectre? Of course, everyone is asking what exactly Meltdown and Spectre are. In short, they’re both severe security vulnerabilities, and they both break down barriers between running programs, allowing an attacker easier access to data from otherwise...

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Tiling Window Managers and Why You Should Use One

Is your desktop a mess? Are there windows on top of windows on top of who knows what? Maybe you’re just always looking for more screen space. It may seem like those things are all symptoms of a key problem with how computer graphical interfaces handle windows, and they are. Most window managers are grossly inefficient. Tiling window managers are a possible solution. What Is a Tiling Window Manager A tiling window manager takes a different approach to arranging windows. Instead of windows just popping up anywhere, they occupy whatever space is available. As you open more windows, the...

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Turn A Raspberry Pi Into A Retro Gaming Console

Imagine having all of the classic games you remember from years ago in one small gaming console. That’s exactly what’s possible with RetroPie on the Raspberry Pi. RetroPie is an all-inclusive Linux-based gaming emulator. It’s designed to be installed on a Raspberry Pi and easily set up to be a simple solution for anyone looking to play retro console and arcade games on their TV. RetroPie supports USB variants of many of your favorite game controllers from the past too, so you can play your games the way you remember them. What You’ll Need There’s not a whole lot...

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