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Rob Braxman Tech
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I’m the Internet Privacy Guy. I’m a public interest hacker and technologist. I use my extensive knowledge of cybersecurity and tech to serve the public good. There are enough tech people focused on …

Rob Braxman a privacy advocate. This is his channel https://odysee.com/@RobBraxmanTech:6 . He claims to be one of the top most creators on Odysee. I have heard people say that he doesn’t really know what he is talking about and its best to not watch his videos. He also runs a company that sells degoogled phones and VPN devices and a social network site What do you think?

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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He shills his VPN after he fearmongers people with his videos. Typical salesman strategy. Do not bother. Most of the times he knows jackshit about how things work.

Techlore is infinitely better in every respect, as are The Hated One, Wolfgang, Mental Outlaw, Sun Knudsen, Bazzell’s podcast and so on.

poVoq
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I haven’t seen more recent videos, but previously I think he did a reasonably good job as a privacy advocate for a broader public.

As for the VPN… well why not? People need to make a living somehow and I think that is a better way of making some money than Youtube. Sadly donations only rarely work.

The problem is the fearmongering he does before presenting you with a VPN solution which he profits from. Conflict of interest.

poVoq
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VPNs are mostly feel-good snakeoil anyways :p

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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I can tell this is true. Most other VPNs are snake oil with fancy marketing.

@someone
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I wouldn’t call Mental Outlaw a privacy channel, The Hated One is more on the political side. Techlore is great. Wolfgang is also great but it’s more of a Linux channel. I don’t know about the other two.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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Why is THO political? I have not seen such opinions on his videos. Though to be honest, I create privacy content myself as an advocate in the form of guides and writeups, so I am not a religious consumer of these creators and YouTubers.

Bazzell’s podcast is the Privacy, Security and OSINT Show on Soundcloud, and he releases a book on the same.

ghost nomad
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His first videos are a lot more political and he is super anti-China because of how they handle internet stuffs.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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Even I have criticism of China, in regards with privacy and anonymity, but I am not at all Sinophobic, but advocate against this group racism. Is THO Sinophobic, or merely a critic regarding anonymity and privacy culture?

Genuine question. I am sure you know my stance on China.

Also, link me or show me said content by THO. I would love to take a look and notice any questionable stuff, and when it was done. I can correct my stance if I find myself wrong.

ghost nomad
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I don’t know if I would consider a sinophobic, if I remember correctly he is kind of okay with Russia for example so I think he is against West hegemony, I never have heard anything about his politics except criticizing China for privacy (I think he also considers it an authoritarian regime), but that is all I have heard. I can’t tell you which video because he mentioned while speaking of something else, and I don’t remember which one was. He said something like China’s model [regarding privacy] could be exported to other countries, which IMO is wrong because the model started with the panopticon in Europe and post-9/11 USA policies.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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Well to be honest, in dictionary terms, China’s system somewhat tips the line between liberal and authoritarian polarities, with an authoritarian leaning. But this is not the kind of stuff that dishonest Western media extrapolates and feeds lies about what socialist state governance means.

Authoritarian governance would simply mean that the government is a central body that governs the state, and in that sense, no government really can be non authoritarian. A liberal decentralised government is some kind of anarchist or feudal type of system, one popular model of this type being direct democracy, which can never work beyond populations of tiny villages.

I think the last line you mention is a bit of a stubborn misunderstanding that lies with the European or MEA anarchists or anti-government sentiment bearing hardcore believers of individual civil rights and individual privacy. The people that believe this have a noble cause and are very paranoid about dystopian kind of surveillance systems that West has, and they fear inside that a centralised government is more dangerous in that respect.

Edit: noticed someone downvoted you to try and create rift possibly

Look at his older videos. He is a political-turned-privacy channel, really.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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How far back? I am not into any kind of needless drama fetish, honestly lol. If you can be a little more specific, I can atleast feel motivated to dig deeper. I am not shy of any pastime investigations.

@DBGamer
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This is why I always in addition applying common sense and such, read comments, reviews and etc before “buying” into anything.

Sadly he’s not the only person to be doing this sorta thing either. It happened a LOT when I used to be on Facebook with disabilities and mental health. It got to the point of being absurdness… :(

soronixa
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I mean the title of his latest video

Hey Bluetooth, What’s New? : Oh, We Want to Chip You

is somewhat sensationalst? I haven’t watched the video, but I think current privacy invasions are bad enough, using such a language and spreading paranoia by saying “wanna chip you” is just irresponsible.

Tucumano 88
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Tbt by Braxman I get into privacy. But when began to increase his popularity became more and more “sensationalist”

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