Category «Security»

Google’s guessing games #privacy #humor

Imagine my surprise today when a google search result showed my location below the search results (nil). Virar West, Virar, Maharashtra – From your Internet address – Use precise location  – Learn more I live in Virar East, so the guess was off by a few kilometers. Curious to see how accurate it gets, I allowed it to use “precise …

Reset the net – Don’t ask for privacy, Take it back

A long overdue backlash against state spying (and NSA in particular) has some of the biggest websites on the internet joining forces with internet rights activists to unleash an unambiguous message. Don’t ask for privacy, take it back. Internet website and application owners are encouraged to adopt strong encryption based security measures to prevent spying …

Configuring Privoxy to use TOR

In these days of censorship concerns, increasing numbers of people are using TOR as a proxy and thus, increasing numbers of people are configuring their browsers wrong and going to the TOR check page only to realize that for all their proxy configurations, they either cannot see the page at all, or they see the …