Ceinwen Thomas

Ceinwen focused on digital privacy, censorship, and surveillance, and has interviewed leading figures in tech.

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Bandaid on a smartphone
1 min

Don’t post your vaccine cards on social media

Posting pictures of your vaccination card opens you up to identity fraud and scams. Here’s what you can do instead.
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4 mins

1 year on: As Covid-19 raged, our privacy slid

One year after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, we take a look at how it has changed our lives both online and off, for better or worse.
Eye in a cloud.
5 mins

What your internet service provider knows from your online traffic

If you don't encrypt your online traffic, your ISP can potentially see everything. Let’s fix that.
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3 mins

A VPN on your router protects all your home devices

Staying protected is as easy as connecting to your Wi-Fi.
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3 mins

Link tax: How countries are forcing Big Tech to pay for...

Australia has become the first place where Google and Facebook pay for news on their platforms. Other countries want the same.
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4 mins

How to survive an internet shutdown

With internet freedoms on the decline and internet shutdowns on the rise, read this guide on how to survive political internet blackouts.
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3 mins

Splinternet: From one internet to multiple webs

The internet was meant to be universal, but countries are changing that by subjecting it to their own laws.
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4 mins

Protect your text messages with a password now

Give Signal, Telegram, Viber, and WhatsApp an extra layer of physical security with a passcode or a screen lock.
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12 mins

The best messaging apps for privacy and security in 2024

There are dozens of messaging apps to choose from, but which ones provide the best privacy security?
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2 mins

Four ways to get smart about smartwatch security

A quick guide to help make sure your smartwatch isn’t making you vulnerable to hackers.

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