Hacking

Breaking bonds with Google (Part 2)

This is a continuation of our earlier post on breaking ties with Google. If you haven’t seen that yet check it out here.  In this post we will continue to examine alternatives to other google services outside of the search & email space. Maps & Navigation Navigation & map services will likely be the most…

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Protecting Online Privacy – Part 2: Tracking and Ads

In our previous post we covered the benefits of using a commercial VPN service to protect your online privacy. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out, you can find it here. Today’s post will address threats to our online privacy that come from within the web pages we’re accessing. Tracking Cookies &…

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Cofounder Reflects On Why He Created Secret Sequence

My connection to genetics has always been intensely personal. As I was growing up, I watched my grandfather slowly deteriorate due to Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative genetic disease. He started to slouch. Instead of the confident strides he once took, he slowly shuffled, barely able to lift his legs off the floor. His hands shook…

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FamilyTreeDNA FBI Scandal

According to a recent article from the New York Times, FamilyTreeDNA, a top player in the Direct-To-Consumer genetics space, has admitted to giving the FBI access to it’s digital genetic database  for the purpose of solving crimes. But this disclosure has set off outrage from their customer base, as many believed their information would stay…

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Protecting Online Privacy – Part 1: VPNs

This is the first in a series of blog posts we’ll be publishing on the topic of protecting your privacy online. Secret Sequence puts privacy first, and it’s important to us that our users understand how to protect themselves online. We hope the following will be helpful in protecting yourself online. What is a VPN?…

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What Is A Warrant Canary Anyway?

You may have noticed the above image on our website. (If you don’t see an image of a canary, something may have happened. Read on for more) So what is it and why do we have it? What Is A Warrant Canary? A warrant canary is an image, text passage, or some other media indicating…

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Surprise! Another Huge Hack with Stolen Identities

This Friday, November 30th,  Marriott revealed that they were hacked for hundreds of millions of their customer records and data. According to an ABC News article: “The information of as many as 500 million people staying at Starwood hotels has been compromised and Marriott says it’s uncovered unauthorized access that’s been taking place within its…

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