Anonymity Online with Tor

Protect Your Privacy Online with Tor

What is Tor: https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en

Download Tor: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en

Read these steps before using Tor so it really works: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en#warning

Tor is also available for iOS: Onion Browser – Secure & Anonymous Web with Tor

How to Go Invisible Online (article): https://www.wired.com/2017/02/famed-hacker-kevin-mitnick-shows-go-invisible-online/

Can’t Change Default Search Engine with Cortana

ChrometataI noticed this morning I couldn’t change the default search engine for Cortana. She loads Bing by default and I rather have Google or DuckDuckGo. I searched the internet for possible fixes and I came across a work around.

If you use the Chrome browser, you can download an extension called Chrometana. After installing the extension, Chrometana will ask you to select your default browser: Google, DuckDuckGo or Yahoo. Obviously, you don’t want Bing as your default because then you wouldn’t need this extension.

Now when I type in a search, Cortana loads Bing and Chrome quickly forwards the request to my search engine of choice. Based on my searches, it seems Microsoft has no plans to allow a change in the default browser, so I will take this workaround for now.