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I would recommend using a unique password for your account. One of the most common security risks is when there is a data breach at a large organisation (such as happened at Dropbox or Facebook) and your data is sold online for hackers to try your credentials at other sites.

Here is a website which shows the latest large data breaches and you can also see if your email has previously been compromised in a data breach - https://haveibeenpwned.com

I use Ghost Pro to host this website, and therefore it is hosted on their servers and data is hosted in the EU. On the Ghost website you can find out how Ghost complies with GDRP:

GDPR Compliance - Ghost - FAQ
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Other companies which use the Ghost blogging platform are DuckDuckGo, OpenAI and Duolingo.

I don't like things popping up, intricate cookie choices, Google Adwords or pretty much most of the modern hellscape that is visiting websites. So I'm not inflicting them on you either.

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Regards, Iain F


I will link in this section to useful resources related to online security.

Rob Cubbon has a couple of good articles on the subject:

How I Stay Safe, Secure, and Sane Online
The Internet allowed me to set up this site in 2005, start a business in 2006, leave my job in 2008, and to start travelling in 2014. Now it’s 2019. And I How to protect yourself against hacking, bullying, censorship, spying, and hate online