Category: Privacy

What Is Self-Hosting?

There was a post on Fosstodon recently where one of our members shared their thoughts on what they think self-hosting is. Following the post, a conversation started about what different people considered self-hosting to be. The different trains of thought where: It’s only self-hosting if you have physical access and complete control over the server. […]

Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook

I was having a conversation with a friend of mine recently and they were asking me why I don’t use Facebook. Within my circle of friends, I’m the IT guy and most of them aren’t really into IT, let alone privacy or security. So this person thought Facebook was great. I disagree. I get it, […]

How Browser Fingerprinting Works

I recently wrote a post called how online tracking works, that post mainly focussed on cookies and how they can be used to track you. But even if a site isn’t using cookies, browser fingerprinting can still be used to track you. What is browser fingerprinting? Browser fingerprinting is the process of collecting information about […]

How Online Tracking Works

With the numerous Facebook snafu’s going around, as well the feeling that new data breaches are being reported daily, privacy is currently top of mind in the tech world. For many, privacy equates to advertising, cookies and tracking, but it’s so much more than those three things alone. Having said that, they certainly don’t help […]

Building My Home Server

I recently wrote about how I nearly lost all my data. Honestly, it was a blessing in disguise as I now have a far more powerful and capable server to store and backup my data. After a tonne of research and a few trips to the post office to return hardware, I think I now […]