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Old 02-03-2018, 12:28 PM   #1
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Privacy and Encrytion

To begin.
I will attempt to beef up security for my new computer and phone.
I have recently changed mobil carrier and and device. Is it necessary to to change the phone number as well?
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Depends on the carriers - and probably what country you are in.

Here it used to be impossible, but now is merely a matter of asking for your number to be transferred when you register with the new carrier. For mobiles, takes less than a couple of hours.
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You can use a VPN that will work on both your computer and phone for privacy and encryption like this site

It starts at $6.95/month BUT it can be cheaper if you opt for a 1 year ( $3.33/mo ) or 2 year ( $2.91/mo )

They even support linux.

PS: They claim they don't keep logs of users activities. I can't say for sure if this true so just don't do stupid things just to play it safe.

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