Lexie

Lexie is the blog's resident tech expert and gets excited about empowerment through technology, space travel, and pancakes with blueberries.
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Car headlights appear out of a misty dark. But what's this? They have eyes!!

Is your car spying on you?

3 min read
Unlike many other devices, cars are not prefixed with the word smart. Even if they’re connected to the internet—and...
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How technology affects education

3 min read
Technology in education systems comes with a couple of significant obstacles, but as with previous technologies, also presents some...
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What is a CA certificate, and how does it work?

3 min read
Recently, the government of Kazakhstan temporarily forced citizens to install a Certificate Authority (CA) that allowed the state to...
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What is a Bitcoin node and who needs one?

4 min read
The Bitcoin network does not have a central authority that decides which transactions are valid and which are not....
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How to stop the Kazakhstan government from intercepting your internet traffic

2 min read
Update: The Kazakh government has halted its CA plans for now. If you previously installed the certificate, make sure...
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9 things you can do with a home server

4 min read
Running your own server at home can be cheap and requires only basic knowledge of the command line. An...
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Staying private online could save you big bucks

3 min read
By far the biggest offenders when it comes to mining your data are not governments or police, but rather...
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ExpressVPN survey reveals Americans do care about privacy after all

4 min read
A representative survey, commissioned by ExpressVPN and undertaken by Propeller Insights, produced many surprising results while confirming some of...
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How to set up your own home server

5 min read
This guide requires you to use the command line interface, or CLI, and an SSH client. SSH (Secure Shell)...
What does incognito mode actually protect against?

What doesn’t incognito mode protect against?

6 min read
Among many other techniques, websites can use cookies to track your browsing history, which may also reveal your online...

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