Privacy Matters

Why Privacy Matters

Glenn Greenwald at TED - youtube.com - 20:48

I, Simulation

Aral Balkan at OXS - vimeo.com - 46:00

The Future of Privacy

Bruce Schneier at TED - youtube.com - 12:27

Is Privacy a Luxury?

Julia Angwin at Strata - youtube.com - 15:09

The History of the 4th Amendment

https://archive.is/DITXK - saved from swindlelaw.com

A deeper understanding of why the 4th Amendment is so important to the US.  » Continue reading «

Surveillance Self-Defense

https://ssd.eff.org/en/index

Open-Source Tools, Tips, and Tutorials For Safer Online Communications  » Continue reading «

Nothing to Hide?

https://archive.is/r6gr3 - saved from huffingtonpost.com

Data Being Collected About You Could Hurt Your Career or Personal Life  » Continue reading «

How Much Info Do You Share?

The following videos are on youtube.com

While these videos have a 'light-hearted' and fun vibe, they are real, and the underlying message is truly disturbing. When you use social media websites, how much information are you volunteering? How much information is your social media app revealing without your knowledge?

Social Media Stalking 1   Social Media Stalking 2   Social Media Stalking 3   Social Media Stalking 4  

Always Block 3rd-party Ads

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/category/malvertising-2/

Malvertising is the use of online advertising to spread malware. More and more, online ad agencies are unintentionally serving active ads that contain malware, ransomware, and viruses - even Google's ad servers have been compromised - doubleclick.net is owned by Google. To make matters worse, none of the companies in the chain of infection have been held financially responsible. Many major websites are starting to require you to disable your ad-blocking or script-blocking addons before you can view their content. Do not fall for this. Move on to the next website, it is not worth it. Do not stop blocking 3rd-party ads and scripts.
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Minimum recommended browser addons: uBlock Origin and uMatrix. For added protection also use NoScript, Random Agent Spoofer, and Self-Destructing Cookies in conjunction with blocklists on your router (our free DNSMasq Blocklist is a good start).

Random Thoughts

  • Has Moxie Marlinspike been bought by Google, or perhaps the feds? RE: Signal, no official app on Android without Google account and GCM. Digital security genius, perhaps, but it doesn't sound like he cares much about privacy.
  • Why do people still use unencrypted email and text messages for personal communication? Why is the world as a whole still using email for anything, really?