Sydney Butler

Sydney Butler has a formal background in research psychology, with a particular focus on how technology affects us as individuals and society. He writes about technology broadly, but is an advocate for personal freedom and privacy. He has extensive experience as a digital literacy teacher and believes strongly in public education on topics such as cyber security, privacy, surveillance and freedom of speech. Contact at - contact@technadu.com
279 articles

What Skills Do You Need to Become a Hacker?

Being a hacker sounds like a cool job if we think of the movies we see all the time, where they pull off amazing...

Should You Use a VPN to Get Around Price Discrimination?

They say that we're living in a global village, but this is still a village that has more than its share of second-class citizens....

What Do You Have to Do to Vanish Off-Grid?

If you read Technadu on a regular basis, you know that there are a lot of different ways you can be tracked. Wherever you go, someone...

What Technologies Are Good for Off-Grid Living?

The world is a crazy place right now, as lots of people are looking for ways to get away from the hustle (as well...

The Rise of DeepFake Phishing: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself

Phishing has been the bane of cybersecurity professionals for as long as anyone can probably remember. Lately, however, flashier technologies such as AI-powered DeepFakes...

Don’t Be Fooled by Coronavirus Phishing Emails

The coronavirus pandemic is starting to reach epic proportions as I write this. With multiple countries now in enforced lockdowns and the global death...

Why Social Media Is Extra Dangerous During a Pandemic

We've written about the general reasons why social media is bad for you before. Still, now as we face the most massive health crisis...

Coronavirus Isolation: How to Live Off-Grid With Limited or No Internet

If you already have a solid internet connection, good enough to work from home, it's likely that your service will probably be just fine...

The Ultimate Work From Home Guide in 2020

We never saw it coming, but seemingly overnight, millions of people have now confined to their homes because of a historic pandemic, only leaving...