Tag: security

Moving Away From Google – Updated

It’s been around a year since my last post about moving away from Google software/services. I was thinking that I could edit my last post about this topic, but a lot of things have happened since the last time I wrote about it, believe it or not. Some projects have been abandoned and some new

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Eight Steps for Increased Privacy and Security

I have been reading up on privacy, computer- and information security and free software for quite a while now. These topics are very broad and can’t be summed up in just one post, so I’m going to write about eight steps that I think will increase your security and privacy while you are doing your

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Syncthing – The Open Source BitTorent Sync Alternative

I must say, syncthing looks promising. It’s a peer-to-peer way to store and share files between people and devices. It’s free of charge and cross-platform (for GNU/Linux, Windows, OS X and Solaris – you can even use it on your Raspberry Pi). The setup is fairly fast and easy, the downloaded file to get it

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How to Encrypt Multiple Files Using Tar and GnuPG

I stumbled upon a nice way to encrypt multiple files using GnuPG and compressed tar files. It could be a nice way to encrypt your files before you upload them to your cloud service, like ownCloud, SpiderOak, Copy or similar, if you want added security and privacy. Or if you just feel a bit paranoid.

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