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The reason why you should use VeraCrypt instead of Microsoft’s BitLocker

BitLocker is Microsoft own solution in order to provide Full Disk Encryption on your Windows or on another partition.

BitLocker
Windows Bitlocker option, you can control or setup your encryption here.
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ProtonMail now officially supports IMAP/SMTP

ProtonMail, lemme think, ah that rings a bell, right! Good support – offers a fantastic VPN and of course most people known the service for it’s email service. ProtonMail now ends a long beta test and rolls out some useful new features for everyone, IMAP & SMTP support are only one of these new changes. The latest changes to their apps or services can be found in their official Blog announcements.

ProtonMail
Official ProtonMail Logo.
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PIA starts it’s Beta Program

Well, my the news on this is a bit late because I wasn’t aware of it but it seems that Private Internet Access now has an official beta program which allows you to opt-in into all PIA beta clients such as the Android app or the Windows app.

 

PIA Beta program
After you opt-in you get eMail notifications. There is sadly no notification through the beta-program itself.
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Security Software

R.I.P. Tox Messenger

Tox Messenger was or still is another popular Messenger alternative to Telegram & Co. The project was more known for it’s members rather than the messenger itself.

 

Tox Messenger
The official Homepage with a ‘new’ Logo.
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Tor Messenger which never went out of Beta is dead

The Tor project decided to kill it’s own Tor Messenger. The official page says ‘do not use the messenger because it’s no longer supported’. The project was launched back in 2014/2015 in the hope of improving security for social networks’ messaging services

tor-messenger

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Cloudflare starts it’s own DNS 1.1.1.1

Cloudflare is well-known and they started their own DNS resolver which is available under 1.1.1.1 to compete against Google or QuadDNS (and no, it’s not an April joke).

Cloudflare DNS
The speed is depending on server <-> your location among some other factors. Picture Source: Cloudflare
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VeraCrypt 1.22 final is out

Holy moly, so many updates recently from VeraCrypt. Well, I like to see it positive and I like to remind you that this update is important, not only because it brings several new algorithm, it also fixes the bootloader problems in Windows.

HDD

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Android Review Software

personalDNSfilter is a DNS filter proxy for Android to block advertisements

t-ryder posted on XDA his new created DNS filter application which is written in Java, theoretically it can work on other operating systems but the main target seems to be Android. It’s original written by Zenz Solution. The DNS filter proxy quickly allows you to block advertisements on an easy way.  You can help this project if you like to, so go ahead translate it.

personadnsfilter-android

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Thunderbird 60 Beta 1 is out

Together with the bugfix release of Firefox Mozilla also rolled out another Thunderbird build version 60 brings several calendar improvements among other changed things like the ability to compress the folders even if you’re online which can reduce the database size.

Thunderbiord 60 Beta 1