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uBlock Origin is a general purpose blocker - it blocks not only ads, but also malware sites, trackers, analytics, etc. (link prefetching, hyperlink auditing, and IP address leaks via WebRTC, for example). A bunch of filter lists is activated on install by default, but many more can be selected by the user. See More
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Requires some tech savvy, so some skill is required, particularly if things go wrong. In the Windows world different UEFI implementations can cause problems in one, not in others, and the solutions are not uniform between issues. For Bitlocker, Microsoft worked out issues with vendors before hand, so if Windows installs and works without bitlocker, it will likely work with it. See More
The source code is open to review. It has already had a security audit and it did well, with small problems fixed by authors within days of being reported. Its predecessor source, Truecrypt, had a detailed audit that found its capabilities sound, completed (ironically) shortly before the TC folks decided to call it quits. Anyone skeptical or curious about what it does can see how it works, at the gut level. See More
Most Intel and AMD (and possibly other) CPUs have AES specific instruction sets, so you needn't task the CPU during the en/de/crypt process when using AES, VC throughput is as if the code were in 'firmware'; you can see the effect if you choose anything but AES as your cipher. See More
Matrix features end-to-end encrypted chats which are syncronized accross all your devices. E2E is [implemented in the matrix-js-sdk library and Riot.im client](http://matrix.org/git/olm/about, http://matrix.org/git/olm/tree/docs/megolm.rst, http://matrix.org/speculator/spec/drafts%252Fe2e/client_server/unstable.html#end-to-end-encryption). See More
The ability to edit a posted message is a powerful feature that has come to be expected since the rise of social media. Several other major chat platforms include this feature. Matrix.org's protocols enable you to "redact" a message (mark it as redacted whereas it is removed from view), but not truly delete or edit it. Deletion and editing are in the works, but in the meantime... CON. See More
Because Hide.me is based in Malaysia, where there are no laws that would require a company to retain their data, the VPN service has chosen to avoid logging any personal data. Actually, no logs of any kind are kept. This saves them from liability and ensures your privacy. Additionally, if the Malaysian government would change laws requiring retention of logs or customer data, Hide.me promises to change countries to be able to protect your privacy. See More
You can use any and all protocols at your disposal, no traffic is restricted, except for US where P2P and BitTorrent traffic is restricted with a firewall. Additionally, users are encouraged to avoid US/UK locations for their filesharing activities. See More
The free plan allows for 1 connection that's limited to 3 servers (Canada, Netherlands & Singapore), 2GB of data, 3Mbit/s of bandwidth speed and it doesn't support OpenVPN. There's also the "plus" package that uncaps bandwidth speed, increases data limit to 75GB and adds OpenVPN support. Finally, there's the "premium" package, that uncaps data, allows for 5 simultaneous connections and port forwarding. See More
Hide.me software works on OS X, Windows, Linux, Android, Windows phone, and iOS. They also have a well-maintained blog which has a How To section which gives you a step by guide to set up Hide.me VPN, even on devices like PlayStation, Roku, X-box, various routers, etc. See More
For those using Join, Pushbullet, or similar apps to send and receive SMS/MMS from web or desktop, putting your SMS in Signal somehow breaks this functionally. The dev is aware but plans to remedy the situation have not been named a priority See More
No accounts, no registration, no backdoors. User just needs a password to create an encrypted folder for their files and a keyfile. When the password is entered, the decrypted folder opens in the browser like in a kind of virtual hard drive (a WebDav folder), user puts their files in that folder and Cryptomator encrypts them automatically. Then the folder should be synced to a cloud service of user's choice, and later can be opened and decrypted from anywhere, using a browser. See More
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