VoIP.ms Review: Get A Second Phone Number For Under $1/Month

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Voice-over-IP (VoIP) services, more commonly known as WiFi-calling, can be an invaluable resource for getting extra phone numbers at a cheap price. They are indispensable for the privacy-minded individual, not only because different phone numbers can be used for different purposes, but also because they are not tied to your current location like SIM-based phone numbers are.

I got an email today from VoIP.ms commemorating the 1-year anniversary since I started using their service, so I figured it’s time to write a review.

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Mic Lock Review: The Most Underrated Privacy Tool

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Ever wonder whether your device is listening to and recording you even when it’s not supposed to? Ever accidentally butt-dialed someone only for them to hear a conversation that they shouldn’t have heard? Mic Lock is the web-cam sticker equivalent for microphone blocking that is totally underappreciated for protecting your privacy.

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Protect Your Contacts Data: The Best Open Source Solutions

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Your contacts data is one of the most sought-after pieces of information about you. Not to mention, it’s not just your data, you are retaining the private data of your friends, family, and business partners which comes with an ethical obligation to protect that information. Are you keeping your contacts data secure? Together, let’s discuss who’s after your contacts data and how you can best protect it.

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Best Open Source Reddit Wrapper Apps On F-Droid

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In 2021, it’s probably safe to say that Reddit’s golden age as a forum site is over. It’s now well known for power-hungry moderators, teams of bots, and most of the privacy violations practiced by Big Tech. Even though Reddit has a long history of allowing pseudonym accounts without verifying your identity, advanced tracking and oversharing often allows for de-anonymization even if you never share your real name.

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Everything You Need To Know About The F-Droid App Store

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It’s common knowledge these days that by using a stock Android device, you expose yourself to an inordinate amount of tracking and privacy invasions by Google and possibly by many negligent or malicious apps available on the Google Play Store. However, there is an alternative: meet F-Droid.

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10 Real Reasons Why You Should Care About Google Tracking

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If you’re a typical Google user, you may use Gmail as your primary email, have an Android phone, use Google Chrome while signed into your Google account, have a FitBit tracking you at all times, and have a Google smart speaker listening to all your conversations.

You may be thinking, why should I care about Google tracking all of this information? I like getting search results and advertisements that are personalized. Isn’t giving my data in exchange for extremely convenient, easy to use services a fair trade? Today I will be tackling these important questions and summarizing the top ten reasons why you should care about Google having your data.

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