How To Install And Use Tor Browser In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Tor browser is useful for online anonymity and security. It is free to download and use. The way it provides such anonymity when surfing websites is by bouncing connections over a widely distributed mesh (onion rings) so that it becomes difficult to see the exact source endpoint. It is available to download and use both for Windows and Linux. The Windows version is a simple installer while the Linux...

Enhance Online Privacy By Using Disconnect Tool

While most of the popular browsers have a private/incognito mode, this won’t improve online privacy much. This is because even though on exiting, history as well as cache is cleared, during browsing it won’t stop various tracking requests from being loaded. Here is where Disconnect tool for private browsing from disconnect.me is useful. It will block and give a detailed list of all the...

How To Avoid Email Spam By Using MaskMe

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MaskMe is a useful add-on for browsers that helps in protecting email privacy. Signing up using email for various websites, newsletters, comments and so on may attract spam. Here is where MaskMe comes in handy. It provides an extra layer of protection by creating masked email addresses thereby protecting the actual email address from being revealed. For premium plans, even phone numbers and credit...

How To Avoid Spam Using Disposable Email Addresses

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If making new e-mails just for registering at websites or avoiding spammers is becoming tedious, disposable email ids can be quite convenient. One popular service for the same is 10 Minute Mail. Simply going to the site will generate a random email address that is valid for next 10 minutes and after which it stops working. To extend the time period, click the “Give me 10 more minutes” link.   This...