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Password Lock Your Surfing History With the Keepsafe Browser Password Lock Your Surfing History With the Keepsafe Browser

iOS, Android: Keepsafe, the company behind privacy-focused apps like Blur for iMessage and Private Photo Vault (iOS, Android), launched a new app this week for browsing the web privately. Aptly named Keepsafe Browser (iOS, Android ), the browser prevents third-party trackers from snooping on your mobile web browsing…

What Happens Now That Net Neutrality Is 'Gone' What Happens Now That Net Neutrality Is 'Gone'

Today marks the end—but not the permanent death—of net neutrality. You’ve probably heard the phrase “net neutrality” before, but just in case you need a refresher, here goes: Net neutrality was a set of rules introduced during the Obama presidency that basically demanded equality for all Internet content.

To Make Websites Load Faster, Browse the Web Like a European To Make Websites Load Faster, Browse the Web Like a European

We now live in a GDPR world. GDPR, in case you didn’t know, stands for the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” privacy law, which kicked into effect May 25 and caused every service you’ve ever used to blow up your inbox over the last month.

Buy Gogo Inflight Internet Passes Before Your Flight Buy Gogo Inflight Internet Passes Before Your Flight

Inflight wifi internet, the dialup of the sky, can be quite expensive for how spotty it often is. If your airline uses Gogo to power their wifi service, do yourself a favor and buy an internet pass before you take off. You’ll save a bundle.

What's the Deal With GDPR and Your Online Privacy? What's the Deal With GDPR and Your Online Privacy?

Maybe you’ve heard someone mention GDPR in passing, but were too embarrassed to ask what those letters actually stood for. Or maybe your friend posted something online about what GDPR means for online data protection. At the very least, you’ve probably received a few dozen emails from various companies about how their…

How to Automatically Delete (Some) Cookies in Your Browser How to Automatically Delete (Some) Cookies in Your Browser

Browser cookies are useful in some instances; unpleasant in others. While they can save you from having to go through a complicated authentication process whenever you’re trying to access your favorite sites, they can also store data on what you’ve done on a particular website—which can then be used to serve you more…

Where to Waste Time Online Where to Waste Time Online

Where do you go to waste time on the internet? Facebook and Twitter, the usual default answers, are exhausting. Scrolling through them feels like work. “I don’t know how to waste time on the internet anymore,” says Dan Nosowitz in the internet-culture blog Select All. We agree with him that it’s way too easy to get…

Play Mario Kart in Your Browser With This CSS Clone (Updated)

Lightning bolts suck. Thankfully, the painstaking work of software engineer Stephen Cook doesn’t include any of these (cheater) tricks. In his simplified version of Mario Kart, which you can play right in your browser, you just have to worry about easy driving, not item management.

Your Internet Use Has a Carbon Footprint, Too

We’re so used to using computers and phones that they feel like an extension of our brains—it’s not just me, right? A Google query comes back as fast as a thought, and the information at my fingertips feels intangible like the information in my brain.

How to Browse Faster (and More Securely) With Cloudflare's New DNS How to Browse Faster (and More Securely) With Cloudflare's New DNS

Cloudflare announced a brand-new DNS service this weekend—on April Fool’s Day, of course—because its launch date ties into the IP address you use to access it: 1.1.1.1. Four ones. Get it? 4/1?

What to Do If Your Favorite Website Won't Load What to Do If Your Favorite Website Won't Load

Most of the time, we take the internet for granted. So when something goes wrong (like Twitter crashes or your boss decides to block Reddit at work) it can come as a real shock.

How (and Why) to Get Gigabit LTE on Your Android  How (and Why) to Get Gigabit LTE on Your Android 

Android: We keep hearing about 5G, the super fast network set to replace our current LTE service, but in the meantime there’s a way to get significantly faster data speeds on your smartphone right now. All you need is the right Android phone and Qualcomm’s Gigabit LTE.

How to Boycott Your Internet Service Provider If Net Neutrality Dies How to Boycott Your Internet Service Provider If Net Neutrality Dies

Net Neutrality isn’t dead yet, but FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (and internet providers like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T) took a big step towards victory after Thursday’s vote. However, if all the planned dissents, appeals, and protests fail and net neutrality really is done for, it may be time to seriously think about…

Now That Net Neutrality’s Dead, Here Are The ISPs You Can Choose From Now That Net Neutrality’s Dead, Here Are The ISPs You Can Choose From

Today, the Federal Communications Commission, in a 3-2 vote spearheaded by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Brendan Carr, repealed the Obama-era legislation deeming broadband internet a Title II utility. In short, the FCC has voted to relinquish the ability to regulate ISPs, giving…

How to Explain Why Net Neutrality Matters to Your Friends Who Don't Get It How to Explain Why Net Neutrality Matters to Your Friends Who Don't Get It

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to dismantle net neutrality, potentially giving internet providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T free reign to throttle speeds, block websites they don’t like, and carve the internet up into slow and fast lanes.

What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You

We knew it was coming, but on Tuesday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to gut net neutrality and hand over control of the internet to service providers like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon (which also happens to be Pai’s former employer).

How to Troll a Troll How to Troll a Troll

There are two conflicting definitions of the phrase internet troll, just as there are two conflicting origin stories. The more refined definition comes from the fishing technique of trolling (dragging a fishhook behind a boat) and is a synonym for trickster. This type of troll knowingly strings others along, often by…

Thread Reader Reformats Tweetstorms Into Text Essays Thread Reader Reformats Tweetstorms Into Text Essays

Contrary to popular opinion, some tweetstorms are good, but reading them on Twitter can be a pain in the ass. Thread Reader reformats a tweetstorm into a readable essay, while preserving links and images, like so. You can even send the storm to Instapaper and read it later.

Giphy's New View Count Tool Will Make Reaction GIFs More Bland

Something I like is popular now, and that is bad. Thanks to GIF databases like Giphy, the reaction GIF, once a careful and elaborate art form, is now a bland mass market dominated by a handful of outlet-approved celebrity faces. Today Giphy sped up the medium’s slide into mediocrity by adding view counts to GIFs from…

Top 10 Ways to Deal With a Slow Internet Connection Top 10 Ways to Deal With a Slow Internet Connection

Sometimes, slow internet is the universe’s way of telling you to go play outside. Other times, it’s the universe’s cruel joke to destroy your productivity. Here are 10 ways to troubleshoot, fix, or just survive a slow internet connection.

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