You do realise that exposing the illegal things your government has been doing is illegal?
Source: /r/privacytoolsIO or privacytools.io
ThatOnePrivacySite and Privacy Tools strongly recommend that you don't use any services, especially email or VPN, based in the US, UK, or the Five Eyes countries. A great resource for anyone interested.
Edit: check out the Privacy Tools page for recommendations on browsers and texting apps, those are very important too.
Hushmail is not trustworthy for numerous reasons.
The sites: https://www.privacytools.io/ and https://prism-break.org/ provide a better, more thought out, and verifiable privacy enhancing tools. You should really read them all over, understand why they made the choices they did, the pros and cons of each tool, before trying to create your own privacy guide. /r/Privacy is also a good place to ask questions and get feedback on privacy related tools.
Someone else a few months ago posted that in answer to someone else saying they found it hard to explain why 'I have nothing to hide' isn't the right answer.
>Over the last 16 months, as I've debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, "I don't really worry about invasions of privacy because I don't have anything to hide." I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, "Here's my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you're doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you're not a bad person, if you're doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide." Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.
Glenn Greenwald in Why privacy matters - TED Talk
Just because they are in positions of power doesn't magically make them immune to the corrupting influence of power.
Congratulations! Very good start towards improving your security and privacy. See here for a lot more guidance to help you along: https://www.privacytools.io/
Hyvä homma. Chromen ylivalta kuitenkin tarkoittaa, että valtaosa käyttäjistä on edelleen seurattavana. Voisi myös väittää, että iso osa Firefoxin käyttäjistä on tehokäyttäjiä, jotka asentavat joka tapauksessa vähintään adblockerin. Tähän voisikin taas listata ne välttämättömimmät selainlisäosat (joista osa päällekäisiä):
-uBlock Origin, mainosten estoon (mahdollista konfiguroida estämään mm. seuraimetkin)
-Privacy Badger, vaihtoehto seurainten estoon
-HTTPS Everywhere, pakottaa salatun yhteyden
-Decentraleyes, käyttäjää seuraavien 3. osapuolen jakeluverkkojen kiertämiseen
-Facebook/Google Container, sulkee kyseiset domainit omaan Firefox-containeriin, estäen kirjautuneen käyttäjän yhdistämisen muihin selaustietoihin (lienee tarpeeton, jos käyttää seurannan estoa erillisellä lisäosalla)
-NoScript/uMatrix edistyneemmälle käyttäjälle
Edit: tällä lisäksi hyviä vinkkejä Firefoxin muokkaamiseksi: https://www.privacytools.io/#about_config
You can also use /r/privacytoolsio's about:config tweaks if you're that concerned.
Cybersecurity is a lot like /r/Watches. It looks nice from outside the community but it's easy to get sucked in quick and you might go overkill if you don't check yourself.^^lol
Just to add on to this great post, privacytools.io has a nice list of recommended Firefox tweaks for privacy. There's other settings they link to as well for more detailed user.js files.
Avoid Edge, Chrome, and probably anything Chromium-based.
Anyone interested in hardening their browser for privacy should take a look at the privacytools.io list for Firefox: https://www.privacytools.io/browsers/#addons
Addons I'm using: NoScript, HTTPS Everywhere, uBlock Origin, uMatrix, Nano Defender, Privacy Badget, Privacy Possum, Decentraleyes, Cookie AutoDelete. They also list tons of config options to tweak along with a couple open source JS templates aimed at privacy configuration. Librefox is a new version of Firefox which includes a lot of these tweaks, but you'll have more leeway with customization if you just use a stock Firefox install and implement only the changes you want.
Also look into pi.hole if you really want to get paranoid.
/r/privacytoolsio is another great privacy-oriented sub.
I had been using Chrome for over a decade. Now I exclusively use Firefox for personal use.
Check out privacytools.io for helpful settings and extensions to make your install more secure.
Do you really, really believe privacy can be attained by disabling few settings at the user end? If you're not paying, you're the product.
>Free Software Foundation accuses Microsoft for using "draconian laws" to keep users away from the core of the Windows operating system, stating that "Because it is fundamentally insecure and scoffs at privacy, Windows is an open window onto you."
Some privacy focused OS alternatives https://www.privacytools.io/#os
I cant say for sure but if you use FF anti-tracking + uBlock Origin + Privacy Badger you will have a good chance of blocking MOST tracking attempts. uBlock has some quite sophisticated filters which you can rely on without worrying about using extra targeted addons for cookies.
One thing to be careful about if your thinking about adding more addons is fingerprinting because the more unique your browser is compared to the majority of the FF population, the more chance you have of becoming uniquely identifiable but you probably already know this.
One last thing I can recommend is follow the Firefox: Privacy Related "about:config" Tweaks which works well and tightens the security and privacy of firefox further.
I have PIA but just read on this site:
That PIA shows being under surveillance by the "Five Eyes" (Five countries -- Australia, Canada, NZ, UK and USA) so it may not be as private as you may think? This is more of a heads up than anything. I still have it but may move to another service recommended on the site below --
Some people consider Discord to be particularly bad spyware...
Personally, I wouldn't use it. I'd suggest using a website like www.privacytools.io to find safer, open-source software.
(The chat application mentioned on there called 'Riot' is probably the closest to Discord that you'll find.)
That said, convincing all your friends to change too is the hard part.
It seems like Google thinks they have us by the balls. If people are too lazy to stop using their products then maybe they're right. It's up to us to stop them and stop our friends/family too. (if you care about it)
Consider an iphone or flip phone
Of course they are. Windows 10 is the ultimate surveillance tool (https). Best defense is still TOR and/or a VPN - see guide (https).
I got you fam.
Follow this Link:
Open one of the standard browsers your computer came with. For some reason when it gets fucky when you use a third party one. DL the data crap it wants you to and then delete it forever. And now that you will have so much free time! Begin to study up on using third party email providers, the importance of a VPN and why you should switch to duck duck go and get off everything g00lag!
All those addons/extension above increase privacy protection. If you don't care about your privacy, then no need to install those addons.
If you care about privacy, try visit this website https://www.privacytools.io/
I mean there are a lot of default things in firefox that aren't too great for privacy, like the new tab page and arguably telemetry. The PrivacyTools page explains some things
Privacy? I don't have anything to hide.
Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters Over the last 16 months, as I've debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, "I don't really worry about invasions of privacy because I don't have anything to hide."
I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address.
I say, "Here's my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you're doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting.
After all, if you're not a bad person, if you're doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide." Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.
Glenn Greenwald in Why privacy matters - TED Talk
Direct link to delete your Facebook account without being able to reactivate it again. List of decentralized social networks: https://www.privacytools.io/#social
They are probably tracking your entire activity on the site. They are probably also tracking information about your browser, device, ect. They could be placing malicious cookies into your browser which can track stuff you are doing on other sites. They can use information from your browser to build up a fingerprint of you and link that to other sites. If you are using Chrome, it's even worse since your browser is already owned by Google.
https://www.privacytools.io/browsers has a bunch of information about browser tracking and advice to help you stay private online.
Why on earth would you use a VPN owned by an American corporation? They're called "London Trust Media, Inc." but are based in the US.
At least use something like Mullvad or another VPN not in the Five Eyes Alliance: https://www.privacytools.io/providers/
>Why is it not recommended to choose a US-based service?
>Services based in the United States are not recommended because of the country's surveillance programs, use of National Security Letters (NSLs) and accompanying gag orders, which forbid the recipient from talking about the request. This combination allows the government to secretly force companies to grant complete access to customer data and transform the service into a tool of mass surveillance.
>An example of this is Lavabit – a secure email service created by Ladar Levison. The FBI requested Snowden's records after finding out that he used the service. Since Lavabit did not keep logs and email content was stored encrypted, the FBI served a subpoena (with a gag order) for the service's SSL keys. Having the SSL keys would allow them to access communications (both metadata and unencrypted content) in real time for all of Lavabit's customers, not just Snowden's.
>Ultimately, Levison turned over the SSL keys and shut down the service at the same time. The US government then threatened Levison with arrest, saying that shutting down the service was a violation of the court order.
>DDG requires some free time, because the quality of results is worse (no matter what the evangelists are trying to say, there is real merit to the amount of learning Google does, they can rank more readily what you actually want to know in the situation).
Absolutely agree. I want to love DDG so badly, but the quality of the search results are not great.
If you can't leave Google but want a bit more privacy, you can use StartPage which acts as a proxy to Google.
https://www.privacytools.io/ has more privacy tips for people who are interested.
People in this sub can be a bit over the top at times, and a lot of the things discussed is not beginner friendly. HOWEVER, in terms of security and privacy it all comes down to your personal threat model and acting according to that. Some EFF resources:
After you get that sorted out, you can then start looking into privacy-friendly options for software: https://www.privacytools.io/
Stop using google products.
For ransomware you may be out of luck. Especially if it's the guys that encrypt your pictures and files. In the future you can prevent being a target. You can pay them, they will unlock it, but you're just feeding them what they need to justify attacking more people.
To prevent this in the first place I highly recommend reading this site and doing as much or as little as you feel comfortable doing: https://www.privacytools.io/
This really breaks it down. The easiest thing is to disable Flash, use FireFox, and use the extension NoScript. If you must use flash, still use NoScript and firefox.
The reason for this is that Flash and some other languages have big exploits that allow attackers to place malicious commands (scripts) into your browser. After a couple of hidden steps your computer could be installing programs without your knowledge, and running those programs with your 'permission'.
NoScript makes it so that every site, and even every advertisement on every site, must ask your permission before running their scripts. It's easy enough to deny all that until the site itself runs into a problem.
The "Five Eyes" refer to an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries are bound by the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence. Source
In my opinion the best thing for the individual user would be free or libre software. You can find a lot of open source alternatives when you look for them. For starters look here and here. Also there is a point to be made that it would be beneficial to change to decentralised services where the individual is in control of their data and not google, apple, microsoft or whatever other hosting server provider.
Of course it is a real challenge to make a 180 and go only with open source and free software but instead of thinking like that just balance your use and spending of money in a way that benefits those user-friendly software tools. Make it a weighting game when you spend money on proprietary software or services match it in donations or contributions to open source alternatives.
And maybe most importantly get informed, advocate free software and call out bullshit like "encryption is bad". There is much more FUD flying around.
Ublock origin and adblock plus is redundant. Just as u/vipereddit said, ghostery sells data. What you should do instead is get https everywhere, decentraleyes, ublock ORIGIN and noscript or umatrix if you are determined. Also get hardened user.js fromhere, disable pocket and modify(at your own disclosure) about:config with these settings(again, some might disable features you use, so read and check).
It depends. From North Korea, I would say no solution is available. The regime is so crazy and the dictatorship so brutal, that the availability of any trick is doubtful.
That being said, the outside world knows so little about North Korea, that it's impossible to say for sure.
Iran is different. People travel out of Iran. Some of them even emigrate.
There are plenty of reliable sites, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, explaining what tools and strategies to use in such a case. And of course, you can browse https://www.privacytools.io.
Only you can know what tools, among the recommended ones, are available in practice in your country (which I presume is neither North Korea, nor Iran).
If you really live in some extreme surveillance state, you will need to revert, in part or in full, to the methods of dissidents of yore. This primarily involves human accomplices. People who will volunteer to take information or goods outside of the country, and back again.
Using old technologies might also have advantages. Postal mail might not be systematically opened. Short-wave radio is much less monitored than it used to be in the past.
1) préparer vous a changer votre liste de serveurs DNS
2) préparer vous a vous procurer un VPN. Avec l’espionnage de nos gouvernements c'est malheureusement rendu nécessaire. En voici une liste: https://www.privacytools.io/#vpn
Article mirror without tracking: https://outline.com/LwZ6D9
The title is a bit confusing as it could suggest that Firefox is just a leaky browser. A more accurate title would be "Use new Firefox content blocking tools to thwart standard web tracking techniques."
Nevertheless, the article itself is a decent recap of Firefox privacy options. For those who are tech savvy and don't mind potentially breaking website functionality to further enhance privacy, I'd also recommend looking into tweaking certain about:config settings.
O melhor AV é: bom senso.
Evitar software pirata, cracks, patches manhosas e todo o software de origem duvidosa.
Evitar sites manhosos que abram 1001 janelas e tentem minar o teu pc.
Ter noção da privacidade online e usar browsers como o Firefox e as extensões sugeridas aqui.
Muitas empresas de AV estão sob suspeita de lançarem vírus para prejudicar a concorrência.
Avast e outras analisam e recolhem dados sobre tudo o que tens no PC. O utilizador permite isso ao aceitar o contrato.
O melhor é ter o AV do windows pelo menos é leve e não vai fazer pior do que os outros.
If you're getting a non-chromium based browser it's almost certainly going to be based on Firefox.
If you're just looking for an alternative to Google's Chrome, default settings should be fine. If you're looking for enhanced privacy as well you'll probably want to do some modification. I think PrivacyTools.io has some pretty good advice as far as that goes.
Obviously do your own research as far as that goes, since what might be enough privacy for me might not be enough for you or vise-versa.
If you are looking for counterculture and subculture in general, you will want to relax your definitions a bit. It is true that every single one of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers runs Linux. But bleeding edge performance and features are not always part of these technology solutions. Usually you will be trading some bells and whistles in order to receive the privacy and security you are requesting.
I will point you towards the following resources
That will hopefully get you started. As usual, it is turtles all the way down - you can engage as casually or as deeply as you would like.
It depends. I have accounts that can be traced back to me (like this one) with only a little work. I have accounts that are my full name. I have accounts that appear to have nothing to do with me at all.
What you're looking for is threat modeling and knowing how extreme you need to be in certain situations. Unfortunately, resisting the all seeing eye of nation states is about as difficult as it can get.
There's nothing I can write here that isn't already covered better by the EFF Surveillance Self-Defense Guide. Read it, download it, use it. Another great resource is privacytools.io (/r/privacytoolsIO) which is a bit more focused on being easy to understand.
Some general rules: open source or you can't trust it, avoid companies in nations that compel them to handover data (US for example), get as many other people doing this as possible - defeating mass surveillance works best when everyone does it forcing them to target individuals instead (slower and more expensive).
> How can one find out which VPN is not compromised in this manner
Well certainly not from that article which doesn't even give the list of the supposed offenders. The article itself is I think mostly fearmongering - to dissuade people from using VPNs, becase "what's the difference".
You should research best recommended VPNs, pick one and research that one. If there are no flags about it that you find, then you use it. You can start with privacytools.io suggestions.
The main issues with Opera is that it is not open source and owned by a Chinese company.
Iridium is basically a privacy focused chrome that is open source. I would also recommend installing the plugins Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, Decentraleyes, HTTPS Everywhere, and Cookie Autodelete. (These can be installed in either Iridium or Opera).
https://www.privacytools.io/ is a good resource on apps and software.
NOTA: Esse post não tem nada a ver com o cenário político atual. Só queria levantar o quão espetacular é essa TED talk do Gleen Greenwald e os argumentos que existem contra quem acha que privacidade não importa pro Cidadão de Bem™ que não tem nenhuma relação com terrorismo.
Pra quem se interessou, o site privacytools.io contém diversas reverencias sobre serviços que respeitam sua privacidade.
Telegram's cryptography protocol is flawed and it's recommended against by privacytoolsIO
Vpns aren't really made for anonymity. It's mainly used to encrypt data going to the VPN. After it leaves the VPN on the other side it is no longer encrypted. so usually the only thing that you are hiding is what you are doing to your ISP.
Look at privacytools.io for more help.
Pour tout se qui concerne les alternatives respectueuses de la vie privée, je conseille le site https://www.privacytools.io/.
C'est sérieux, bien expliqué (en anglais) et souvent mis à jour. Il y a même un subreddit associé pour poser des questions.
Uploading is relatively more unsafe then on torrents, because ip logs can be requested from your usenet provider. They need to save every upload data like ip, date to remain in business.
Not exactly what your concerns are but for me I worry about privacy. Some of the basics I would suggest are running an open source router (dd wrt or pfsense) and locking it down. Doing things like turning off upnp and having a secure Wi-Fi password help a lot. If you can run a secured browser even better.
I also encrypt all my backups and run most my web traffic through a VPN.
Check out https://www.privacytools.io if you want more info.
Or you could just stockpile porn for when the world's servers blow up and sell for a profit. :)
Windows is privacy nightmare (https://www.privacytools.io/operating-systems/#win10)
For Linux you don't need antivirus.
If you need it, for example, to scan sites, you can use open source solutions (ClamAV for example)
I got you. So I follow the website below. He is a solid writer and help you protect your privacy. There is a section for browsers and he will give you direction on the about:config.
As someone who studies the occult from a historical perspective now and then; and how it plays a strong role Western society today I do greatly appreciate the OPSEC guidelines you have set forth.
I wanted to add on this helpful link:
You are probably fine. But, if you really are very concerned about your anonymity get a laptop, install linux and never use any of your personal accounts on it.
Here are some helpful links:
As far as the VPN questions in here, you don't need something fancy to watch International Gamepass. (maybe a proxy will do, but stay away from Hola)
If you were looking for more in a VPN and are concerned about privacy, then there's a spreadsheet that might help you comparison shop: https://thatoneprivacysite.net/vpn-comparison-chart/
Security/Privacy is important. Usability is also important. Two suggestions from the privacy.io website: For group chat riot/matrix that has a nice UI similar to Slack (privacy remarks); for private messaging Signal. Even when the communication is encrypted, there is always metadata leaking or the server IP can be blocked, that would be a use-case to use Ricochet over the Tor network.
Mandatory add-ons :
- Ublock Origin : blocks tracker and add. Can even block much more (scripts, frames, css,...) in advanced mode.
- Privacy badger : blocks tracking (extra measure)
- HTTPS Everywhere : force website to open in https is possible
- Decentraleyes : block Content Delivery Network (are known to track you)
- Cookie auto deletel : delete cookies when they are no longer used
- Fireforx multi-container : open website in containers. View it as a cookie jar. Each site has its own and can not see what is in the cookies in the others container.
Modifications (type about:config in the address bar)
- privacy.firstparty.isolate = true . This will prevent cookies from looking into other websites cookies.
You can see a whole lot of other tweaks in www.privacytools.io . There a numerous other stuff you can do to tweak your browser privacy. I personally use umatrix a lot to have a lot more control of what I allow to load or not. It takes some time at first, but when every website your browse regularly is configured you will have a crazy fast browser. If you really want to turn on optimal privacy (this will require a lot of time and investment), you can check [12bytes.org super tutorial](https://12bytes.org/articles/tech/firefox/firefoxgecko-configuration-guide-for-privacy-and-performance-buffs/comment-page-10)
There's a whole site just for answering that, for real. Especially this quote:
> [...] every single time somebody has said to me, "I don't really worry about invasions of privacy because I don't have anything to hide." I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, "Here's my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you're doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you're not a bad person, if you're doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide." Not a single person has taken me up on that offer. -- Glenn Greenwald in Why privacy matters - TED Talk
Update somewhere in the Mojave Deseret
It's been in the 80s now, may reach 90 Degrees tomorrow. We are breaking every record. We are usually in the 50s and Low 60s with nights in the high 30s!! It's Spring over here basically!
Also Net Neutrality. Rip. Pack your bags folks, heading over to https://www.privacytools.io/
Tak for det. Ja, jeg undgår alle de platforme og alle dem du nævner. Bruger ikke Windows, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Apple eller nogen af dem. Du kan også se de andre muligheder her: https://www.privacytools.io/
For min skyld må du godt bruge det. For mig at se handler det primært om at gøre tingene ligesom med religion: du må tror på det du har lyst, bare du ikke tvinger mig til det samme. Men det gør man i stigende grad i samfundet:
I skole bruger man allerede Windows til alt. Og så nogengande iPads. Så følger de sædvanlige software pakker. Men så siger man ting som at demokratiet bliver højnet fordi man kan tale sammen på FB; det er latterligt. Det er 100% overvågning. 100% kontrol fra f.eks. FB. Man har ingen frihed faktisk. Og når AI blir mere populært, så kommer man bare til at få svar om de hemmelige regler, fra en eller anden robot.
Plus, der er så meget bullshit. Man blir nød til at kalde det noget sexet som "Cloud Computing". Dine filer ligger i "Skyen", som med Google Docs. Men hvis man nu sagde "dine filer får lov at ligge på nogen andres computer", så var det måske ikke så populært?
Apparently they log bandwidth, which can be used for fingerprinting. They're also inside the 5-Eyes being Canadian.
There's better out there. But if it's just something like geo-spoofing you need, then they may be an easy to setup service that's worth the trade-off to some people.
Out of the box, sure. But there are steps to take with Tor, Firefox and Ubuntu that make you protected very damn well. Proprietary operating systems and browsers aren't compatible. There are some things that cannot be turned of, and Windows 10 is by far the biggest offender.
Read PrivacyTools.io for more.
You need to get a paid for VPN. They are only able to block websites due to your IP address stating you are in Australia. Here is a video to explaining how it works to change your IP address location so you are not pre-banned to your location. DO NOT USE A FREE VPN
Use one from the following list:
Each has a no log policy and isnt based in a 5, 7, or 9 eyes country. Super easy to use. I would also recommend checking out the other services that this website mentions for options for alternative tech. I use everything on this web site from a VPN to the Brave Browser and Duck Duck Go as my default search engine.
Id bookmark this link and use it as your online bible. honestly it's just healthy internet browsing habits. Especially if you connect to public wi-fi. You NEED a VPN to make sure you are protecting your information.
Here is a video explaining the importance of a using a VPN. AGAIN. You want to get a paid one and from one from the link I posted above. I hope this helps! If you need anymore pointers I can gladly elaborate more or provide more assistance!
I also use protonmail, as do the our God Mods.
Here is also a link for the duck duck go browser app:
Here is a link for a non- Goolag dot com driving app that I personally use. Works great!
The thing is, you're trying to tackle very inter-related yet not exactly the same issues at once - you want to protect your data from hackers and ensure the privacy of your data. Generally speaking, working on the latter usually solves the issue with the former but not vice versa.
To give you an example of what I mean let's address your question regarding DDG being recommended over Google, that's is because DDG claims to not track your searches, ie they claim to not associate any searches you make with your IP or any other identifiable data.
Now let's say you still use Google, while Google will still datamine the shit out of your they will not go out of their way to hack your personal data. That's downright illegal and they have much much better ways of making money say by using collected data (from your searches, your mail, etc) to sell you advertisements. Yes, they can have a data breach but that's something that can happen to almost any company that's why you need to be responsible regarding your own safety.
Back to your actual issue, there are many subreddits like /r/privacy and /r/privacytoolsIO where they will provide you suggestions regarding services and products that ensure your data's security while also suggesting services that respect your privacy. Apart from checking out the Privacy Tools website for their recommendations, the general tips would be:
Use a password manager, this one's one of the biggest IMO. Use something like Bitwarden or KeepassX which will let you generate long long passwords that you don't need to remember. Just remember your master password and that's it.
Enable 2FA on all your devices. Check this site to see whether websites you use support 2FA. SMS is NOT a good 2FA method, use a proper app like Google's Authenticator, Duo, etc or a hardware token.
Use a VPN, won't speak much on this as it's a rabbit hole. Checkout r/VPN and /r/vpnreviews for help.
If you want to remove Goolag from your life check out everything here:
I’d use this as your online privacy bible. Some of it might seem a bit much but if you utilize all the tools there you’ll be able to eliminate Goolag from your life for the most part. I use everything listed that was relevant to me. New email, brave browser, duck duck go search engine, paid vpn, encrypted note taker etc. it’s a lot but you’ll learn a lot talk wise if you utilize these tools on that website.
If you wanna give these technocrats the finger, this is the BEST way the average person can. Plus spreading the word since PT dot io is s crowd sourced, crowd funded and free project, so you’ll have to do some leg work if you want to learn these programs. It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
I’m at work so if another pede could give me an assist to answering any questions another pede might have. I’ll do my best to answer when I can.
I was speaking of all others companies that exist in our country and get no help while contributing to our economy. Google datacenter and Alibaba implementation in Liege doesn't contribute to our economy, they could be in Sweden, it wouldn't change anything for our economy.
But to give some european competitor (at least), for Alibaba competitor in the neighborhood of Belgium, we have bol.com in the Netherlands and i think an equivalent in France.
For datacenter, one example is OVH in Europe, but there are other in Europe (and that are european). All the google online services can be replaced by others alternative :
- Search engine (searX (decentralised), Qwant (France), startpage (Netherlands), ...);
- Gmail by any other mail service (see this list from many european countries...);
- collaborative office tools by equivalent (libre office online, onlyoffice, collabora, ...);
All can be replaced, either by european or Belgian services (i know a few developers making custom solution for our Belgian companies, i just don't know anything Belgian for the public). It is not uncommon nowadays to see people and companies that want to be less dependent of Google or Microsoft (at least seeing the impact of one major power outage on their services) !
It depends entirely on what you define as "safe". Do you simply want to hide your traffic from your ISP? Then it probably is fine. If you want to hide it from state-sponsored spying, almost certainly not. Privacytools.io has a very good overview of the Win10 privacy issues, among which is a keylogger (Cortana); Tor can do nothing to hide your keystrokes (which probably contain most of the data Tor tries to hide) from the operating system.
Of particular note, if you are trying to use Tor system wide (as a proxy), Win10 is a very bad option as it does not honour proxy settings and also communicates a device ID to MS across the network - Ars Technica - Even When Told Not To, Windows 10 Just Can't Stop Talking to Microsoft.
Why its a risk.
How to disable it and other privacy related tweaks.
Curious what this subreddit thinks of this news.
It seems that in about:preferences#privacy you can opt out of studies (source). Should that be a recommended "Privacy Related Tweak" on Privacytools.io? I think that'd be a bit of a shame, as ostensibly these studies are usually used to further improve the Firefox browser, which seems to be in the ultimate best interest of privacy enthusiasts.
I'm not sure what your tolerance for privacy is, but you should be aware of your privacy and online safety
To answer your Q, nope no nudes. We are usually caught up with our own stuff for the week.
Don't know if it's weird or whatever. It's you and his own thing, so all the fun to you both!
US based corporation and trusted by at&t and yahoo... I'll pass. Everyone who knows anything about vpns knows that if its us based, it might as well be a free vpn.
If you want a real secure vpn, nordvpn which is a panama vpn, or ovpn which is based in sweden. All the ones here are very trustworthy.
No USA, and no logs.
I personally trust OVPN.
Go to privacytools.io and prism-break.org and start using software that they recommend.
I assume you already use GNU/Linux? If you do, considering making your installation 100% free if you can or install a free distro sponsored by the FSF.
Stop using smartphones. They literally are devices that provide convenience in exchange for your freedom and privacy. It's like someone comes to you and says that "I'll give you convenience but you'll give me your money, freedom and privacy."
Avoid buying items from e-commerce websites such as Amazon if you can.
Learn the basics about protecting your data on your computer. Not so long ago, I knew nothing about encryption and when one of my HDD went bad (it was still accessible), I sent to for an RMA. Can you believe my ignorance and stupidity?
HDDs and SSDs are not fault-proof. Encrypt them to deal with contingencies.
Learn about protecting your data and identity on the internet. The websites that I mentioned earlier have relevant content. Encrypt your DNS queries using DNSCrypt and use a DNS server that doesn't log your queries and supports DNSSEC.
Last and certainly not the least, promote the idea of radical decentralization. It is, perhaps, the only way when no one has more power than the other person. Learn about Tor, I2P, Freenet and P2P.
These were some of the things that came to my head right now.
After dragging my feet for so long I finally made the switch from Chrome to Firefox. The fact that there is no fix to the WebRTC IP leak in Chrome is what finally did it for me.
You probably already know, but cookies persist in Firefox for the duration of the process instance not just the window/tab. Without manually removing all cookies, one must terminate the Firefox process to end the private browsing session. As I believe that cookies and/or some form of local storage contributed to your problem, allow me suggest the following add-ons and configuration changes.
> how can I prevent my personal information from being traded???
You can however mitigate the information they have. This is more of you having a mindset that cares about your personal privacy more than the fancy data harvesting toys they offer. With that in mind, I recommend you review this extremely well done website in totality. It was generated by a community effort of privacy conscious individuals.
You will also find a wealth of information within the r/privacy and r/privacytoolsIO communities.
You can't really escape Google, but you can limit the amount of info that it can logs. Sign in from only one browser like Chrome to do mundane things. For other stuff use another browser like firefox or epic with VPN. Privacytools.io has tons of settings and recommendations you can use. That way whatever you don't want to be logged will be done with a different IP. Epic has in built VPN.
I'm still learning but here is a list of good options to look into. Would love ANY additions if ppl have any.
You've got me thinking about it now so I'm going to do some more research. I'll update if I find any more.
- a paid VPN is something to consider if you are serious about privacy.
Forgot about this resource but ran across it again while googling...
They give a brief overview of various privacy related choices including browser choice, add-ons, vpns, etc
Edit 3: removed ghostery
A similar one that I used is privacytools.io. It lists all opensource alternatives to anything you could ever need, mail provider, browser, messager,... as well as some encryption software and portable OS. It's not updated recently (still good though), I'd recommend the checking out r/privacy and their wiki.
Obligatory plug for /r/privacy and privacytools.io amongst others if you want to learn more about protecting yourself against methods like this.
And to be clear, even with turning off voice commands or deleting old recordings, you are far from denying Google access to information about you.
Privacy is a large topic and there is a lot to learn. But for starters, on Android using Google services at all puts you at their mercy for collecting info about you. You are "better off" using something like Cyanogenmod (without flashing Google services), aosp, or some other rom that has been modified to remove Google services.
I put "better off" in quotes because this is all relative. How much convenience are you willing to sacrifice for privacy? Also, what phone do you have? Check out your device on XDA to see if the steps above are even possible.
My point is that privacy does not come easily. It takes time and effort. And, for you, spending this time elsewhere may be "better" for you. It's all about what you want and what you are willing to do to get it.
>Mozilla implemented this feature probably to prevent something like this.
Mozilla REMOVED this feature that their browsers have had for ages.
Privacy advocate sites like https://www.privacytools.io have been telling people to disable this feature for as long as I have been using it.
Actually, it's not. You can read up on why here if you want to inform yourself.
It boils down to the US being a member of the Five Eyes alliance and the NSLs (National Security Letters) & and accompanying gag orders.
You can also check out this VPN comparison to find a better one.
If you want "actionable" advice, start using as many tools as you can from https://www.privacytools.io
That will serve to make their spying much harder. The "real" solution would be for people to go into the streets and protest these bills before they become laws.
> It's not proprietary
While true and deffinately a plus, Chromium (which what G. Chrome stems from) is also not proprietary.
> and has excellent privacy.
While also technically true in the sence when compared to Chromium or Edge, I would highly recommed tweaking the about:config to increase this. See here
It's possible because of fingerprinting.
Private mode means only that history/cookies/junk won't be remembered after you close the window. It's not ad- and tracker- blocking and fingerprinting resistant mode.
Follow https://www.privacytools.io/classic/ to make firefox more privacy-friendly (be warned though that some of these steps break some websites).
I'm glad you're linking this article. But it almost sounds like you're recommending against users protecting themselves. And I don't agree with that at all.
Even if I individually opted out of the 40+ companies listed in that article, I still wouldn't trust these data corporations to have my best interests at heart.
I will still use open source software and cookie managers and other such measures to prevent tracking. And I recommend everyone do the same.
Here's a good website to get started protecting yourself. privacytools.io
2.) I recommended going to this site: https://www.privacytools.io/browsers/ and if you scroll down a bit there's a Firefox Privacy Related "about:config" Tweaks.
Yes, and I'd say there are many exceptions. there are many non-profits out there, and other companies like ubuntu, duckduckgo that are privacy respecting.
The first thing profit driven companies usually screw over is privacy so, a good list of pro privacy companies is also a good list of companies:
Schau mal auf /r/privacytoolsIO vorbei bzw. direkt auf https://www.privacytools.io.
Als jemand, der im Thema Online-Privatsphäre recht tief drinsteckt: Stell nicht gleich alles von 0 auf 100 um, denn dann kann der Wechsel recht abschreckend sein. Ich finde z.B. einige der Empfehlungen auf privacytools viel zu unpraktikabel für den Alltag.
I recommend https://njal.la/
You can pay with bitcoin. You dont need to give any info about yourself. Only thing required is email.
Njalla is recomended by https://www.privacytools.io/
Not all EU countries are the same in this case. National data laws vary, many countries being part of the Five/Nine/Fourteen Eyes and e.g. Romania has declated EU's data retention law unconstitutional.
There recently was a discussion whether Duckduckgo should be listed on privacytools.io. The CEO from DDG joined and explained how and why they care for privacy, so this might be a good read to make your mind up.
Personally I think startpage has better search results since it's basically google via proxy. But I also like DDG for its !Bang-shortcuts.
And in terms of privacy my guess is they are both ok, since both probably don't track you like google/bing/yahoo do. That's all I want from a search engine.
For reference, this is probably the extension you are talking about. It's recommended by Privacy Tools.
I don't know about being "definitive", but Privacy Tools and PRISM Break are two solid options. I consult them often. Privacy Tools recommends all those options except for LastPass. It recommends some non-cloud alternatives such as KeePass or Master Password.
Privacy? I don't have anything to hide.
"Over the last 16 months, as I've debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, "I don't really worry about invasions of privacy because I don't have anything to hide." I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, "Here's my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you're doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you're not a bad person, if you're doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide." Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.
Glenn Greenwald in Why privacy matters - TED Talk
Et probablement ma préférée :
"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say."
The simplest way for them to see if you are connecting to the Tor network is to load the public IP list of all of the Tor relays. If they see you connect to one of those IP addresses, then you are most likely connecting to the Tor network:
Because all data between you and the first Tor node you connect to is encrypted, they will not be able to see what sites your are browsing or any of the unencrypted data you are sending and receiving. They will be able to see how much data you are sending and receiving.
Ways to avoid having your ISP see that you are connecting to the Tor network:
Get and configure a non-public bridge IP address and connect to that instead of a public guard relay:
Purchase and configure a VPN and connect to the VPN first before connecting to the Tor network:
I dont understand why so often PIA is recommended, its a US based company which is huge red flag. There are many other and better services, outside of US juristiction.
Check out https://www.privacytools.io they have a good list of more you can do and some other FF addons.
I believe Privacytools.io provides a location disclaimer (with a U.S. flag) next to U.S. based services. Maybe an oversight?
EDIT: The reason for the U.S. warning is published at the privacytools.io site:
>Services based in the United States are not recommended because of the country’s surveillance programs, use of National Security Letters (NSLs) and accompanying gag orders, which forbid the recipient from talking about the request. This combination allows the government to secretly force companies to grant complete access to customer data and transform the service into a tool of mass surveillance.
>An example of this is Lavabit – a discontinued secure email service created by Ladar Levison. The FBI requested Snowden’s records after finding out that he used the service. Since Lavabit did not keep logs and email content was stored encrypted, the FBI served a subpoena (with a gag order) for the service’s SSL keys. Having the SSL keys would allow them to access communications (both metadata and unencrypted content) in real time for all of Lavabit’s customers, not just Snowden's.
>"every single time somebody has said to me, "I don't really worry about invasions of privacy because I don't have anything to hide." I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, "Here's my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you're doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you're not a bad person, if you're doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide." Not a single person has taken me up on that offer."
A um bom tempo já venho me atentando a isso, sai das redes sociais a mas de 2 anos, e uso extensões para bloquear tracks como você, só achei meio inconsistente o uso do chrome por sua parte.
Se te interessar da uma olhada nesse site que tem algumas dicas e se curtir podcast eu indico o segurança legal, eles tem alguns episódios que falam sobre o tema, fora que o conteúdo principal deles e voltado para segurança da informação.
/r/PrivacyToolsIO folks already did that job: https://www.privacytools.io/#win10
> Microsoft introduced a lot of new features in Windows 10 such as Cortana. However, most of them are violating your privacy.
> 1. Data syncing is by default enabled.
> * Browsing history and open websites.
> * Apps settings.
> * WiFi hotspot names and passwords.
> 2. Your device is by default tagged with a unique advertising ID.
> * Used to serve you with personalized advertisements by third-party advertisers and ad networks.
> 3. Cortana can collect any of your data.
> * Your keystrokes, searches and mic input.
> * Calendar data.
> * Music you listen to.
> * Credit Card information.
> * Purchases.
> 4. Microsoft can collect any personal data.
> * Your identity.
> * Passwords.
> * Demographics.
> * Interests and habits.
> * Usage data.
> * Contacts and relationships.
> * Location data.
> * Content like emails, instant messages, caller list, audio and video recordings.
> 5. Your data can be shared.
> * When downloading Windows 10, you are authorizing Microsoft to share any of above mentioned data with any third-party, with or without your consent.
See the references given below that.
^ These sites give great recommendations.
For direct messaging i would use Signal or Conversations.im.
Good browser addons are Umatrix, Ublock and Noscript.
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/r/privacytoolsio is a good Sub, and https://www.privacytools.io is a great website.
The Intercept's Micah Lee also has some fantastic articles on the subject. And there are others, like /u/uph notes EFF's efforts.
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