Using Container Tabs for Privacy (Firefox)

Firefox browser builds and forks have a feature called “Container Tabs“. In the browser settings you can add, edit and remove these tabs or categories. If you want to increase your online privacy without going as far as using TOR Browser we can use these Container Tabs to assist us. This can be useful to ... Read More

Self-Hosted Cloud Environment (NextCloud Plugins)

This is going to be a simple process, as these apps are popular and very easy to install. Most require only a single click to add to NextCloud and mobile access granted by installing the application from your preferred App Store and then logging into your NextCloud instance. Now that you have an installed and ... Read More

Self-Hosted Cloud Environment (NextCloud)

In the following steps we are going to deploy a NextCloud instance on our docker server. NextCloud offers a large amount of self-hosted services in one and should become your most used service. Here is a small list of what NextCloud will offer for our setup, and what similar popular service it should replace. Features ... Read More

Self-Hosted Cloud Environment (Search Engine)

In this article we are going to setup our first self-hosted web application called SearXNG. This will allow us to replace Google, Duck Duck Go, Bing and the like. SearXNG will search all of these services and more on our behalf, while also cleaning up and removing the tracking information as well. This post is ... Read More

Self-Hosted Cloud Environment (Reverse Proxy)

Continuing from our last post about self-hosting your own cloud environment lets start by setting up our reverse proxy server. You might be asking why we need something called a reverse proxy. A reverse proxy server in our case usage, will allow us to accept HTTP data on port 80 and HTTPS data on port ... Read More

Self-Hosted Cloud Environment (Build)

There are many ‘cloud’ provided services floating around these days. Everything from groupware (email, contacts, calendaring, tasks) to file sharing, paste bins to search engines. A large majority of these services really want to know who you are; email address, real name, government issued id. Do you really need to submit to all of these ... Read More

Web Browsing Anonymously

I want this post to focus on browsing the web anonymously more-so then pointing out which browsers you should be using, or which VPN provider is the best, etc. I will go into a few small details about browsers, but how you use them usually has the most positive vs negative effect on privacy and ... Read More

Duck Duck Go Censorship

I will refer to Duck Duck Go as DDG for the remainder of the article. I don’t use social media, yet I constantly hear how I should be using DDG instead of Google. I do not use Google, not because of privacy concerns (there are many), but because they modify results to be “more relevant”. ... Read More