Category Archives: Techie

Beginner-Friendly Privacy Tools/Services

Monday, September 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

After Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, there has been an explosion in privacy-focused tools/services. Some were short-lived due to being too complicated for the average user to use, while others continue to thrive and grow. This post showcases the successful ones, most of which happen to be beginner-friendly. As a bonus I’ve included some more […]

TeamViewer = Dangerous

Thursday, June 2, 2016 @ 3:16 am

There have been reports that people running the remote desktop program TeamViewer on their computer(s) have had random people accessing their accounts and sending themselves money via PayPal or buying things online. TeamViewer denies they were hacked. Meanwhile, the TeamViewer subreddit is exploding with threads about people getting hacked. This post will walk you through […]

Social Media and Spring Cleaning

Friday, March 18, 2016 @ 12:08 pm

My approach and philosophy towards social media is similar to the idea of supermarkets and produce. In this post I’ll go over my philosophy, as well as why I think it’s important to do some spring cleaning. I will also share a tool/app I’ve created (and made open source) which allows you to quickly clean […]

Custom Email Addresses and Upgrading to ProtonMail Plus

Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 12:04 am

As evident from some of my past blog posts, I am pretty privacy-conscious. Mentioned before, I have been slowly migrating my more sensitive accounts (e.g. banking, retail, professional) to send email messages to my ProtonMail account instead of Gmail (because these messages usually contain my billing address, online orders, contact names/address, etc.). I’ve decided to […]

Why Everyone Should Use Signal As Their Texting App

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 @ 6:02 pm

In this post I will explain why you should use Signal as your texting app and give straightforward step-by-step instructions on how to get started and what to expect. I didn’t really find any article on the web that goes through Signal’s features and benefits, so that’s why I’ve put this post together!