What The Heck, Google? – Published in Hacker Noon

So Google has a version of its search engine in the works for China. However, this version is/will be openly censored to comply with Chinese censorship. The project is known as “Project Dragonfly” and was intended to be confidential. Employees working on the project were told “to avoid referencing it around our team members, andContinue reading “What The Heck, Google? – Published in Hacker Noon”

What is Search Encrypt?

I’m taking a look at a relatively new search engine, Search Encrypt. It is a privacy based search engine, comparable to DuckDuckGo and StartPage. How Does Search Encrypt Work? According to Search Encrypt’s “About” page, this is what happens when a user performs a search: Search Encrypt checks the URL of each website you visitContinue reading “What is Search Encrypt?”

Every Consumer IoT Device Should be Free

Devices are getting smarter. Everything from cellphones to refrigerators are connected to the internet. By 2020, there will be more than 20 billion IoT units in the world. The number of IoT devices in the world recently surpassed the world’s population. The installed base of hard-to-secure smart things, such as TVs, fridges, and security cameras,Continue reading “Every Consumer IoT Device Should be Free”

The Best Browser Extensions for Privacy

So I’m now a Top Writer on Medium for Privacy. I originally posted this article on Medium. There are tons of options for browser extensions that will help improve your user experience on the web. If you are concerned about your digital privacy (you should be), you can use browser extensions to bolster your protection. InContinue reading “The Best Browser Extensions for Privacy”

Want To Be Healthy? Be Grateful.

I originally posted this over on Medium. Want To Be Healthy? Be Thankful. Last weekend, Mom dragged me to COR because she said she wanted to go hear the music. I agreed, since I hadn’t been to service in the new building. This week I went again, because…well, the music was good. They recently addedContinue reading “Want To Be Healthy? Be Grateful.”

SEO Isn’t About Rankings

Explaining to people what I do is difficult at times. I do SEO for Spigot Inc. in Kansas City. What is SEO? Well, uh, it is what it is. SEO is search engine optimization. But really it’s a lot more than that. The goal isn’t just to rank highly on Google, it’s to be well-represented acrossContinue reading “SEO Isn’t About Rankings”

The Blogging Tool I Use Every Day

Recently I’ve been using AnswerThePublic.com every day. You enter any topic and it comes back with a web of search phrases that people ask about the topic. I came across it on an SEO blog somewhere, and it has proved to be extremely useful. It really helps with writing more organized content. Using the questionsContinue reading “The Blogging Tool I Use Every Day”