news and tips for privacy, security, and productivity
living with a better internet
published jul 19, 2019
The story of how HQ VPN came to exist – privacy, security, and peace of mind
tip – don't autoload images in email
published apr 26, 2019
To prevent tracking, only load images in emails you trust
interview with HQ cofounder
published mar 25, 2019
Cofounder Amanda McGlothlin discusses privacy and security and why we think “tech should be built for good” on the Innovation for All podcast.
writing fish functions
published jan 13, 2019
Use fish (shell for mac) to create your own functions, for example, this shortcut to hide all your desktop icons.
digital security checklist
published dec 1, 2018
Do you work or access important info from sketchy WiFi? Here is a checklist of basic digital security best practices.
using an iPad as your main computer
published oct 10, 2018
The iPad is the perfect computer for writing, note taking, drawing, and coding — for working wherever as a digital nomad.
published oct 4, 2018
Learn how to set up a WireGuard client on a Mac. Installation instructions using the command line.
what is a VPN?
published sept 4, 2018
A VPN is a "virtual private network". It provides a secure, encrypted way to connect to the internet.