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This past week, the European Commission approved a temporary proposal commonly being called “Chat Control.” In just the few days since, I’ve seen wild accusations and misinformation spew out of the depths of the internet, and few people actually fact checking these. To their defense, this stuff suck…


EXPOSED! Orwell's Blueprint - Chapter 5 - Amazon/AWS

Orwell’s 1984 was fiction, but if you read it, you know much of this ‘fiction’ has become a blueprint for aspects of the modern world. In a fairly extreme post a while back, we covered the situation where you are being followed. …


Are You Being Proactive or Reactive?

One thing about data breaches always blows me away, no matter how many times it happens or how commonplace it becomes: late disclosures. I mean WAY late disclosures…


Privacy Cookbook - Chapter 5.8.3 - Cellphone Security - Mobile DNS/Firewall/VPN - AdGuard

If you follow the Privacy Cookbook, you’ll know I am a big fan of encrypting your DNS. Combine that with a good blocklist (on the DNS or device) and you are ahead of the pack!..


Privacy Cookbook Ch 5.8.2 Cell Security critical apps blocks

I recently shared how to ADB disable apps and bloatware. Today we go the extra mile and block access to location, clipboard and co for apps that shouldn’t have these permissions…


One of the questions I am getting asked a lot is: “what cellphone can I use and still be private? I could use Apple, right?” …


Privacy Cookbook - Chapter 2.3 - Domain Name System (DNS) - RethinkDNS

If you follow the Privacy Cookbook (and decentralize.today) you’ll realize that both keep mentioning DNS. It is in my opinion one of the most important things you need to set up, regardless of if its browser or system wide. On iOS and Android it is even more important to combine it with ad and spyw…


Installed it a few days back. Works as good as fennec but has no trackers


Are the chats e2ee? Anyone know? I couldn’t find an information on that


Its good some mainstream sites writing about this


The Privacy Cookbook usually provides guidance and instructions on how to make your existing hardware more secure. In today’s chapter section, I want to cover the question"if you are up for a new device, what should I get?"…


I doubt any of the new cars will be without data collection… plus selling data makes extra money


Back in the day, one would buy a new car based upon its looks, the power rating, handling and whether you wanted leather seats or not. But this is no longer the case as those pushy sales guys at the car showroom are trying to persuade us that all these new (privacy-invasive) features, with voice ass…


Jami - a decentralized messenger

Yes, the headline has decentralized and messenger in the same sentence. Sounds good, doesn’t it? …


A scary story but worth sharing

I’m sure you’ve all heard stories where people get ads sent to them based on stuff they’ve talked about on their phones. Maybe you’ve even had an experience like this yourself? Perhaps it is just a (very) smart algorithm, and it did, indeed, somehow predict that you needed that product. …


Great idea, and thanks for doing this


EXPOSED! - Samsung - the dark side of the 'Galaxy'

Every Monday, I will be taking on corporations, exposing their unethical practices, how they sell our data and the other things that make them richer and richer at your expense. I will try to share with you not just our findings, but also provide some solutions. Today we start with the world’s best …


Over the last 3 weeks we’ve covered various aspects of what we have called Orwell’s Blueprint. Just to refresh your memory, when you leave your house you’re carrying an ankle monitor with you, of your own freewill, your cellphone. And that problem doesn’t start or end with the phone or the manufactu…


Ok, you have a shiny new S21 Ultra, or a Note 21, or any of the new/old Samsung Phones. What can you do to make them more private, and remove some battery hungry apps…


We started this special mini-series of EXPOSED! two weeks ago by explaining how the guy who stands by your front door, follows you to the supermarket, goes through your trash and reports to your health care provider that you had two steaks, a couple of beers and a bottle of scotch last weekend!..


Last week we opened the eyes of a few readers when it comes to the people who follow you around. From the supermarket to your home, going through your trash and knowing more about you than your own mother or the Stasi in East Germany. …


The hypocrisy of denial

The tedium of ‘do as I say, not as I do’, whataboutism and the creation of false narratives …


Privacy Cookbook - Chapter 7.2.1 - Social Media - YouTube-dl

I guess we can all agree that YouTube can be entertaining, might even be a good source for news and that you can use it to listen to all kinds of music…


TIME To Accept Bitcoin

Payments app Square made headlines — and dollars — when it integrated Bitcoin trading into its mobile platform back during the crypto bull market of winter 2017. Now, rival payments firm Venmo, owned by PayPal, is following suit by launching cryptocurrency trading for four major coins: Bitcoin (BTC)…


We have, in this new collection within the EXPOSED! series, a guide on how to worry less about the man in-front of your house and the guys who follow you home from the supermarket. This EXPOSED! mini-series is more of a mix between the Privacy Cookbook and the EXPOSED! series proper, a totally new a…


PeerTube is one of the things what just make me excited about the future. This stuff we need and I try to push everyone I know to move from YouTube to peertube. Keep it up!


I also say ublock origin or umatrix sadly kinda discontinued. And of course privacy redirect! Big fan of keeping google and other Scharlatans away