Lexie is the blog's resident tech expert and gets excited about empowerment through technology, space travel, and pancakes with blueberries.

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An eye with a magnifying glass and a red cross.
4 mins

We’re at the dawn of medical surveillance

As a consequence of Covid-19, our medical data is at risk of becoming a cornerstone of the surveillance state.
Bitcoin symbol emerging from a brain
5 mins

All in your head: Creating a Bitcoin ‘brainwallet’ with Diceware

Learn how to generate a list of random, secure words to store Bitcoin in your brain. Lexie says it’s as easy as rolling dice!
Bitcoin on paper
6 mins

Bitcoin paper wallets: Taking your Bitcoin security offline

One way to safeguard your cryptocurrency is to generate a paper wallet—a private key written and stored on physical paper.
Ooni Octopus
2 mins

OONI, an app that measures how much of your internet is...

OONI is a tool from the Tor Project that lets everyone join the effort to map online censorship worldwide. Here is how you can help.
Tor Onion with arrow through the middle
3 mins

Tor outage: How a major attack felled the onion network

The Tor Network suffered a serious outage this month. We look at why Tor is not entirely decentralized, and how this affects its security.
Onion in an open doorway.
10 mins

Top 20 .onion websites from the depths of the dark web

Looking to explore the top dark web links? There’s so much to see, where do you start? ExpressVPN lists the must-see .onion sites for 2021.
Bitcoin logo with arrow
6 mins

Upgrading Bitcoin, Part 2: A challenging process

It takes time for an idea to turn into code, and that code to be deployed on the Bitcoin network. Here is how this process works.
bitcoin logo with parachute
7 mins

Upgrading Bitcoin, Part 1: The pitfalls of hard forks and soft...

The Bitcoin network relies on strong consensus rules. These can be upgraded through forks, but it isn’t always easy.
Tin cans connected by a string.
3 mins

Why more apps should integrate Tor

It allows for end-to-end encrypted peer-to-peer connections on the dark web.
The Aurora Store Logo inside a shopping bag
2 mins

Download Android apps anonymously via the Aurora Store

Don’t want Big Tech knowing what apps you download? The Aurora Store is one private alternative to the Google Play Store.

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