Tech Friend

Answering your online privacy, cybersecurity, and other everyday technology questions.

10 Posts
677 Claps
Government building with an eye, signifying surveillance.
8 mins

Tech Friend: Can the government see my online activity?

How effective are privacy-focused tools like ExpressVPN, Brave, and Signal?
Tech Friend talks cheap phones.
8 mins

Tech Friend: 5 great phones under 400 USD

Need a phone for cheap? ExpressVPN staff weigh in.
Does a VPN keep you anonymous
6 mins

Tech Friend: When in doubt, sign out

What a VPN can and cannot do for your privacy and anonymity if you’re signed in to an account like Google.
VPN server hopping
3 mins

Tech Friend: Is it smart to keep changing VPN servers?

VPN server hopping: A good security practice, or simply unnecessary?
Clear iPhone system data
6 mins

Tech Friend: iPhone ‘system data’ is hogging my storage

When you’re frugal with photos, media, and messages, but still running out of storage.
Browser fingerprint with a magnifying glass.
5 mins

Tech Friend: Can a VPN limit browser fingerprinting?

Many millions might use the same browser as you—but yours is likely still unique. Find out how websites track you by it.
Tech Friend column on the security of password managers.
4 mins

Tech Friend: What makes password managers safe?

They’re very secure—even if they get hacked. Find out why.
Tech Friend 3 by ExpressVPN
5 mins

Tech Friend: How secure is screen casting?

Worst case: Someone could take control of the content that appears on your TV. We also answer your questions about DuckDuckGo’s App Tracking Protection.
Tech Friend Edition 2
5 mins

Tech Friend: My VPN location seems to be wrong

Tech Friend answers a question about how sites and services interpret VPN IP address locations.
Phone with messaging app speech bubbles.
5 mins

Tech Friend: If I use Apple devices, should I stick to...

Tech Friend answers your questions about Apple apps, malware on iPhones, and whether VPN companies can intervene in online abuse.

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