Posts Tagged with “privacy”

WTOTW: Hotspot Shield

I share a web tip on my podcast every week. For #LOLshow Episode 14, the featured tip is Hotspot Shield.

Hotspot Shield is a free VPN service that helps protect your privacy and anonymity when surfing the web.

Why would you need such privacy and anonymity? Here are some reasons:

  • Protect yourself from snoopers at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, airports, corporate offices.
  • Protect yourself from identity theft online.
  • Hide your IP address for your privacy online.
  • Access all content privately without censorship; bypass firewalls.

Access Blocked Content

To expand a little on the last point, you could use the service to access not only censored content but also sites blocked by your office or content not available to our geographic region. You could view Facebook and YouTube if your office blocks those, for example. Read More »


I share a web tip of the week on every episode of the #LOLshow. I will be cross-posting the tips here. Follow my tips via the wtotw tag.

DuckDuckGo is a search engine with some cool features. First, it has a funny name, it is geek-friendly with lots of features and attempts to give you more relevant results by excluding sites that only contain ads. It’s killer feature: DuckDuckGo guarantees your privacy by not collecting or sharing your personal information at all.

If you’re like me and you don’t trust Google, you’ll also love their campaign – Google Tracks You. We Don’t. An Illustrated Guide.

Try it out –