March 5, 2020

No logs policy
As of early 2020, roughly one in four people use a virtual private network. There are many reasons for this. For example, a VPN hides browsing activity, unblocks content, and increases digital privacy. There are also dozens of them on the market. However, not every service is created equal. Although we expect our virtual private […] Read more

Privacy Tip of the Week: Stay Private on Social Media

May 21, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Stay Private on Social Media

Social media connects the world. It helps us to keep in touch with friends and family and can also be used to meet new people. However, it also puts our privacy at risk. Thankfully, there are a few ways to stay private online. Check your privacy settings Treat “About Me” forms as optional Don’t friend […] Read more
The Best Way to Create (and Remember) a Strong Password

May 17, 2019

The Best Way to Create (and Remember) a Strong Password

Passwords are the gatekeepers of our data on the internet. Every online profile you make is (or should) be protected by a password to keep your personal information private. This helps to prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands. It makes sense that you want your first line of defence to be as […] Read more
How to Stay Connected (While Disconnecting from Social Media)

May 16, 2019

How to Stay Connected (While Disconnecting from Social Media)

Social media is everywhere. It comes in the form of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Pinterest and thousands of other platforms. It helps connect people and communities around the globe and some platforms boast billions of users. While social media has its benefits, it also has a few drawbacks. Several scientific studies have pointed to […] Read more
Search Engine Tips to Help You Find Results Faster

May 15, 2019

Tips to Help You Find Results Faster in Search Engines

Search engines are our map to the internet. Without them, we’d be lost in the URL-shuffle. They have been around since the dawn of the internet and in their almost 30 years of existence, they have also become more innovative and intelligent when returning results for a question. Many search engines even have handy tricks […] Read more
How to Spot a Fake URL

May 14, 2019

How to Spot a Fake URL

URLs are the homes of content on the web. Without them, we would never be able to navigate through the Internet. While most web links are perfectly safe and take you exactly where you expect them to, scammers are increasingly making use of a fake URL or two to compromise your safety and privacy online. […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Use a Private Search Engine

May 14, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use a Private Search Engine

There are many different ways to protect your privacy online. Some methods are easier than others. One of the easiest is to use a private search engine. There are many different options on the market including HotBot.com (that’s us!), DuckDuckGo, and Startpage.com. Choose the option that works best for you! Let’s get into the details […] Read more
What is a VPN?

May 9, 2019

What is a VPN and Why You Should be Using One

The term VPN is an acronym for “Virtual Private Network.” So what is a VPN? Simply put, they are a security measure businesses and individuals can take to protect their information on the web. A main perk of the service is extra privacy and security for public and private networks, including wi-fi hotspots and private […] Read more