Raspberry Pi & Digital Privacy Risks

Search Encrypt/ January 9, 2018

People have come up with some crazy awesome ways to use a Raspberry Pi to solve some difficult problems. It was originally created to help students learn to code, but has since become wildly popular in other realms. We’re going to look into how they work and if using one could make you vulnerable to hacks. What is a Raspberry

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How Does Search Encrypt Work?

Search Encrypt/ January 8, 2018

Search Encrypt is a private search engine designed with privacy as its core value. Search Encrypt protects your privacy by encrypting your search terms, expiring your browsing history and using advanced SSL encryption. We’re sharing a bit about how we encrypt your searches and, as a result, protect your privacy. What Happens When You Search with Search Encrypt? Search Encrypt

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Search Encrypt Explains How to Delete Your Google History

Christian Stewart/ January 2, 2018

If you use Google as your main search engine, you’re handing over A LOT of information. This information can then be used by advertisers and businesses— and could be costing you money! Visit My Activity to see exactly what information Google has about you. The heap of information google has will probably surprise you. Your Google history includes location information

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Should You Remove Search Encrypt’s Extension?

Christian Stewart/ December 8, 2017

If you want to remove Search Encrypt’s Chrome or Firefox extension, think again about the data you would be handing over to big search engines without Search Encrypt. Search Encrypt redirects your searches from search engines like Google to our private search engine that doesn’t track any identifiable information about you. Along with Search Encrypt, we recommend other browser extensions, like Ghostery,

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Consumer IoT Devices Should be Free, Here’s Why

Christian Stewart/ December 6, 2017

Devices are getting smarter. Everything from cellphones to refrigerators are connected to the internet. By 2020, there will be more than 20 billion IoT units in the world. The number of IoT devices in the world recently surpassed the world’s population. The installed base of hard-to-secure smart things, such as TVs, fridges, and security cameras, is expected to grow 31 percent

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What Happens When Someone Hacks My Tesla?

Christian Stewart/ November 27, 2017

Digital security is important, no doubt. If a data breach leaks your personal data, someone could use that information to harm your reputation. And worst case scenario, they could use the information to steal your identity and money. Say someone gets a driver’s license in your name and gets speeding tickets, you will be responsible for paying the ticket. The

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Smart Cities Could Be Security Disasters

Christian Stewart/ November 16, 2017

Anyone vaguely familiar with recent tech trends has likely noticed the connectivity of everything. Nearly every household appliance is available in a “smart” version — or one that tracks and learns how you use it. While most people wouldn’t be concerned if someone was able to access their dish washing habits, it’s the bigger story that all this behavioral data tells, and

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Adding Search Encrypt to Your Chrome Browser

Christian Stewart/ November 16, 2017

Search Encrypt is available as a Chrome extension or simply as an online search engine. Adding it as an extension makes searching the web faster and safer for you. How To Add Search Encrypt To Chrome Go to Chrome Web Store and search for “Search Encrypt” (or use this link). 2. Click “Add To Chrome” Add Search Encrypt Extension To Chrome 3. In the pop-up

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Search Encrypt Uses SSL To Protect User Data

Christian Stewart/ November 16, 2017

Search Encrypt is a privacy based search engine, so logically we use the most advanced data security features available. We even go beyond the level of security that SSL provides. Our search engine includes “Perfect Forward Secrecy”, which means we’ve achieved the highest level of security. What is SSL? SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is a cryptographic protocol that helps

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