Very exited to announce the relaunch of TryLinux, a Linux distro cheat-site to help users find the best OS option for them.

You can check it out here:

Some distros are still out of date and we are working to update them all.

Signal is introducing a new spam reduction feature but it will be closed-source.

The reasoning behind keep the source private makes sense, but what are people's thoughts on this?

With all the browsers we recommend pushing users to HTTPS by default, and EFF announcing that HTTPS Everywhere will see end of life at this end of this year, we plan to remove the extension from our lists in an upcoming update.

It will be sage to use until 2022 however.

ThinkPrivacy went for a short while as a closed source site while some backend things were taken care of, hosting was secured, and the direction of the site was determined.

Today we are excited to announce we are back on Github and back to being an open source project once again!

For the past year, ThinkPrivacy has been hosted by Namecheap as part of their start-up program, but our time in that program is coming to an end.

Anyone have any good, affordable VPS recommendations?

ThinkPrivacy makes no money. We don't sell ads, no affiliate links, etc. So all money comes from my personal finances (we get random donations here and there, but not enough to sustain it).

Any recommendations are appreciated!

Alright, we finally finished our project to move our blog off the homepage and into it's own menu item. This means that the landing page of ThinkPrivacy is now just our recommendations.

In case you missed our latest blog: @danarel sat down with the CEO of System1 to discuss their partnership with Startpage and why they felt investing in privacy was a good idea.

I talked to the CEO of System1 about their partnership with Startpage and their motivations into entering the privacy world given the company's history.

You can read the interview here:

Tomorrow I am releasing an interview with the CEO of System1. This has been a big project of mine to better understand their move into the privacy market, especially that of Startpage.

Can't wait to finish formatting it and publishing it in the morning.

My latest for HackerNoon on how easy it is to achieve privacy online. Fear of tech doesn't have to be an obstacle to internet privacy.

Honestly, we should be better about using this account!

I wrote for Infosecurity Magazine about why it's time (and well beyond time!) for the US to pardon Snowden.

Recently, we removed Firefox Send because of security concerns and they took the service down. Today, they announced Send is dead.

We will also be removing Lockwise because Mozilla keeps killing projects after adoption, causing headaches for users.

This year we launched TryLinux, a site to help organize and highlight some of the best Linux distros. It was a fork of ComputeFreely, which had become outdated.

We have decided that maintaining TryLinux is more than we care to handle at the moment and will be shutting it down.

Given the hate from the right we are getting on bird site right now, I’ll say it here as well.

ThinkPrivacy supports anti fascists in their struggles around the globe, we believe that all black lives matter, and we do not believe fascists or those who sympathize with fascists have any place in our communities.

My latest on Startpage's Privacy Please blog about the difference between using a VPN and a privacy respecting search engine (and why you need to do both!)

I have a new piece up on Hacker Noon about privacy suggestions for students going back to school with distances learning.

We updated our Riot listing to their new name and logo: Element.

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