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Adding Custom DNS over HTTPS Resolvers to DNSCloak

Author: nitrohorse September 3
DNSCloak is an open-source DNSCrypt and DNS over HTTPS (DoH) client for iOS, which gives users the ability to encrypt their DNS requests through the use of an on-device VPN profile. While highly configurable, its user interface can be unintuitive to less tech-savvy users and doesn’t easily allow users to add custom DoH resolvers, apart from...

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Self-hosting a Shadowsocks VPN with Outline

Author: Jonah August 22
Outline is a suite of open-source software developed for journalists to safely access their network and the internet while traveling in countries where their activities may be monitored or censored. Despite this, the Outline platform is ideal for a wide range of users, especially less technical users, and users in censored countries like China who may...

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Enabling Pushover Notifications on Successful SSH Logins

Author: Jonah May 15
If you run servers for public services, like I do with privacytools.io, you definitely want to monitor them for any successful logins to user accounts (via SSH, et cetera). The way I plan to accomplish this is to setup an automatic notification to the Pushover app on my phone in the event of any login. I’m...

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Securing Services with Tor and alt-svc

Author: Jonah May 6
Some people called for me to write a more technically detailed/in-depth guide to setting up Tor with alt-svc after we set it up on privacytools.io, so while I do it all over again on our Mastodon server, I figured I’d write this post! Plus, it’ll make it easier for me if I need to do this...

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Tor on privacytools.io

Author: Jonah May 1
We’re excited to announce the launch of Tor connectivity to the privacytools.io homepage, and we hope to get Tor working on the rest of our services as soon as possible. Update 5/6: Some people asked me for a more detailed post and guide on how to set this kind of thing up on their own servers,...

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