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VPNSecure Subscription

VPNSecure Subscription
$35  Buy Comment

Grab a lifetime subscription to this top-selling VPN. Browse safer and smarter on servers in 46 countries, mask your IP, and enjoy numerous top-tier security features, all for an extra 15% off when you use coupon code DATAPRIVACY15 in The Awesomer Shop.

VPN Unlimited

VPN Unlimited
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If you travel a lot, a VPN and proxy solution can protect your data, and let you access geo-restricted content. This lifetime subscription offers servers in 70+ locations around the world, and has no bandwidth limits. Save an extra 30% when you use code VPNSAVE30 in The Awesomer Shop.

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SpyFinder Pro

SpyFinder Pro
$198  Pledge Comment

Tiny spy cameras have been found in hotel rooms, AirBnBs, public restrooms and dressing rooms. Take control of your privacy with this pocket-sized device that can detect hidden cameras by locating the reflections off even the smallest camera lenses in an instant.

Goose VPN

Goose VPN
$15  Buy Comment

If you spend a lot of time on public Wi-fi, whether at coffee shops, airports, trains, etc. then you really should use a VPN. With military-grade encryption and a strict no-logging policy, GOOSE VPN protects your browsing data, and maintains your privacy while you’re on the move.

Deal: Disconnect VPN

Deal: Disconnect VPN
$39 / Lifetime  Buy Link Comment

Block tracking requests from your device while keeping your data safe and saving bandwidth with a Lifetime Premium Subscription to Disconnect. The VPN service not only masks your location, but encrypts your data, and improves access to geo-restricted content.

Alcove Mobile Workstation

Alcove Mobile Workstation
$79-$99  Pre-order Link Comment

This unique felt laptop case opens up to provide a private workstation. It not only enhances privacy from the sides, it reduces glare on your screen, cuts background noise and reflects your computer’s sound. An optional LED bar adds a dimmable work light.

Deal: CyberGhost VPN

Deal: CyberGhost VPN
$85  Buy Comment

Protect yourself as you surf the web with this service that encrypts all connections, and masks your IP address by routing you through a global virtual private network. Get a lifetime subscription to CyberGhost VPN for 88% off in The Awesomer Shop.

Deal: NordVPN Subscription

Deal: NordVPN Subscription
$70  Buy Comment

Protect yourself from hackers as you browse the internet with a subscription to this top-rated VPN service. NordVPN encrypts and anonymizes your data to help maintain your privacy and keep your data safe. Get it for 75% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

Deal: HideMyAss! VPN

Deal: HideMyAss! VPN
$55  Buy Comment

Enjoy a fast browsing experience while protecting your online identity and private information with a 2 Year Subscription to HideMyAss VPN. It’s on sale now in The Awesomer Shop, and you can use code HMA10 for an extra 10% off checkout.

Deal: Hide My IP

Deal: Hide My IP
$20  Buy Comment

Protect your privacy by surfing the web behind an IP address proxy. This lifetime subscription to Hide My IP lets you safely surf behind servers in over 115 locations around the globe, masking your real IP address from hackers and other parties you’d rather not have watching you.

Deal: Nope Webcam Covers

Deal: Nope Webcam Covers
$15/6pk.  Buy Comment

While you could protect your privacy by covering your webcam with tape, we dig this more elegant solution. It uses a pair of magnets to cover the lens when you want it blocked, and rotates out of the way to use it. The second magnet floats slightly to avoid scratches.

Hushme Phone Silencer

Hushme Phone Silencer

It might look ridiculous, but this mask does serve a useful purpose. The Hushme uses masks your voice during phone calls, letting you make private calls without prying ears listening in. It can also cover up sounds with everything from Darth Vader to a squirrel.

The Cost of “Free” Websites

The Cost of “Free” Websites

Adam Ruins Everything digs a little deeper into the obvious – that free online services sell our data to advertisers. On one hand, targeted ads sustain the free stuff we enjoy (like this website). On the other hand, we don’t know just how much of our data is kept and by whom.

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Should All Locks Have Keys?

Should All Locks Have Keys?

CGP Grey made two videos firmly arguing against any means, legal or otherwise, to defeat or circumvent digital encryption. As we rely more and more on digital storage and services, the outcome of this fight will affect not just us but also future generations as well.

LWT: Encryption

LWT: Encryption

(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight breaks down Apple’s refusal to comply with the FBI’s request to unlock a terrorists’ iPhone, a potentially precedent-setting case that unfortunately pits consumers’ privacy against law enforcement.

Hack Attack

Hack Attack

“I am you right now, if I wanted to be.” Fusion writer Kevin Roose asked white hat hackers and computer security professionals to hack him. For common folk like us, the simplest of tricks – pretending to be someone or something else – is the one thing we should all look out for.

Shuffle for iOS

Shuffle for iOS

Like Burner, Shuffle lets you purchase and use disposable phone numbers. But it also sells email aliases that forward messages to your real email account, and the costs of its services are shown in dollars (Burner uses “credits”).

The Burner Challenge

The Burner Challenge

The makers of the phone number dispenser app Burner set up a website that reveals what publicly available information can be connected to you just by knowing your phone number.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track

Brett Gaylor’s Do Not Track is an interactive educational web series about how companies monitor and store your online behavior and data without your awareness, and how it affects you and other people online.

LWT: Edward Snowden on Passwords

LWT: Edward Snowden on Passwords

(PG-13: Language) In his interview with Last Week Tonight, Edward Snowden also talked about passwords. He recommends using passphrases. The right passphrase is harder to crack yet more memorable than a random string of characters.

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App Permissions Read Aloud

App Permissions Read Aloud

Most of us blindly accept the terms and conditions for apps on our devices. To promote BlackPhone, Silent Circle and Ivan Cash asked passersby to read aloud some of the ridiculous permissions they’ve agreed to grant their apps.

Citizenfour (Teaser)

Citizenfour (Teaser)

A documentary about former CIA and DIA employee Edward Snowden and the NSA scandal by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Laura Poitras. Laura is one of the first journalists to receive copies of leaked NSA files from Edward.

Nope Magnetic Webcam Cover

Nope Magnetic Webcam Cover
$5++  Pledge Comment

A pair of small magnets that are meant to cover the front-facing webcam on computers. You can easily slide the cover away when you want to use the webcam, and they’re thin enough that you can still close your laptop with them on.

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