Which is the bets operating system in terms of privacy? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]dabrepus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Tails is the most focused on that matter but 0 convenience.

If you want a bit of both and latest updates use Manjaro.

Which is the bets operating system in terms of privacy? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]useless_aether 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

tails, kali linux, qubes os, freebsd.. just don't use se linux (nsa).

i used tails for years, but it was a bit spartan, so now i use torbrowser inside a debian virtual machine.

there are 'hardening' guides for most distros.

Which is the bets operating system in terms of privacy? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]la_cues 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Probably any Linux distro if you do regular privacy stuff.

Which is the bets operating system in terms of privacy? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]m68k 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It won't be windows. :)

Apple complies with 90% requests from government to share customer data by useless_aether in privacy

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks for the tip. I need to be prepared for when my ancient devices finally bite it.

Apple complies with 90% requests from government to share customer data by useless_aether in privacy

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

there are some laptops, smart phones, etc like that but they are relatively expensive. except the pine phone. i think i will get one.

Apple complies with 90% requests from government to share customer data by useless_aether in privacy

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Somebody please invent a device/OS/platform that gives even the most basic users total control of their privacy and experience, as well as no planned/perceived obsolescence strategies.

Read if you use Private Internet Access VPN. Kape Technologies Acquires VPN PIA, PIA donated to Voat (video inside) by useless_aether in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is worrisome.

Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why? by useless_aether in privacy

[–]Timmy 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Because most corporations think of online security as if it were a do once and done thing.

Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why? by useless_aether in privacy

[–]m68k 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

To add more people to China's social credit system? :P

Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why? by useless_aether in privacy

[–]beermeem 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

I guess you just won the Internet, bro.

If it wan't clear before: DO NOT GIVE YOUR DNA AWAY. This is the VP of genetic tech for 23andme. by useless_aether in privacy

[–]useless_aether[S] 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

that removes any doubt!

somebody swabbed the cat and 23andme said it is a x% african, y% white, z% asian.. now we know why.

If it wan't clear before: DO NOT GIVE YOUR DNA AWAY. This is the VP of genetic tech for 23andme. by useless_aether in privacy

[–]Tiwaking 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

I used to think only dumb people would send their DNA to companies like these until I found out my boss had sent his away.

.....Now I KNOW it is only dumb people who send their DNA to companies like these.

California Adopts Strictest Privacy Law in US by Drewski in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ship https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB375 the bill has no provisions on law enforcement except they are exempt. This makes me nervous. Still better then the rest.

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Look, another criticism. I'm not as morally weak as you assume

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]drain0 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's not a criticism as much as an observation. The criticism will come when this site gains popularity and you sell your soul to some jew like putt.

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not sure I know America does.

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

https://bitmask.net/ open source no log.

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Myrkskog 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, I just started using the Tor browser. Have already found I don't need to engage a VPN to get around my ISPs blacklist.

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not a bad idea

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ever try to build a phone with no Google? They want your address so. Bad! like a 2 dollar internet hooker. I'm with ya. I like China phones at this point maybe giving "me" away to them is somehow better than the huge vacuuming of America from the billions of us here at home. Just kidding seriously. I mean it. Some one said if we are the money then the truth is they should be paying us. It can never happen unless we do away the middle men isp the gate keepers. Keep the advertisers just change the payee make them pay us.

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]d3rr[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes this is a soypill

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]bobbobbybob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is the real question.

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My mom looked up modern maturity she had me remove the computer. Lol

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The first thing is? Is do they log? That answered you are free to use. My fav place to read reviews is at torrent freak. A great test is doileak. Nonsense you can build the same thing with mostly open source programs. I use one that just got bought out. So I may be looking again as well good luck.

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]Myrkskog 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My personal wellbeing improved when I ditched the smart phone and regressed to an old Nokia flipper. Of course it meant falling out of contact with a great many of my small pool of friends, foreign and domestic, but y'know, I'm ok with that. Your real friends are happy to accommodate your choices and can manage to use SMS texting to stay in touch. Heck, some even choose to see you in person.

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]Popper 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

this title is soy

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]HeyImSancho 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Even talking around devices can result in ads; not to mention the monitoring, and sensors tracking you in a store. It's 1984+ v2.0

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]beermeem 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Stop smoking dick.

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]beermeem 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

How do I keep in touch with my friends without using Instagram?

😂😂😂

Hint: you don’t have any friends.

😂😂😂

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Void 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

ProtonVPN is free and trustworthy because their is different tiers that people pay for.

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]Enza 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I will never understand why even from the beginning, people thought it was a good idea to put Amazon Alexa's into their home, and even after knowing it's always recording and storing data while not activated, people still continue to buy/keep them in their homes. You're literally fucking paying to bug your home and giving your data away for free to billionaires who are going to sell it without even giving you .00001% return on the content you generated and they sold.

Can my isp see what i browse if I use a proxy? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I have no idea. It seems they would be able to read the stream. I think the proxy just changes ip. If that's what their looking at. Your still on their server? Try changing your DNS server probably as effective. I have heard that most debrid servers time is encrypted. That's for storage retrieval I think encryption is important. It's mostly open source not hard to build or get a VPN. But your isp knows what size underwear you slaped on today. And who you had a beer with last weekend. Somebody else can maybe answer your question better.

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]Enza 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is why I've never personally owned an Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Google+, or whatever account. Yeah all my friends have them and I'm left out, but I don't feel the need to prove myself/friendship/use these things to maintain them (or rather an app determine how close I am with my friends and how much we stay in contact) - if you don't keep in contact with me because I'm not on the same platform you use when we live 15 minutes away, fuck you. I don't use Google Docs either, despite being a Uni student; there really is no reason for it outside of group projects, and another member will always get the Google Doc started. Despite even all of this, I know they still have a profile on me.

And lol@ "his excuse for giving away his privacy":

"For the longest time, my excuse not to live privately was "Honestly, I'd rather pay with my privacy rather than not have all these cool things that are provided to me".

That's the exact excuse all these big tech, data stealing companies use:

"It's a trade off - we're giving you access to our technology/service, you're giving us access to your data.. Except sometimes you also have to pay to access our service, and regardless of you paying or not, your data will be sold all across the globe indefinitely, to anyone willing to buy it, no matter what intentions they have".

We're all fucked anyway, but hopefully he's learned not to make their jobs easier for them.

edit: This just reminded me, do you guys remember this video?

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I have enjoyed proton mail my advertising junk has gone way down in the years I have been using them.I set my browser to not save anything and boom no more junk. Along with a VPN. I know it works I cant sign into my bank anymore. With them on. My kids don't like it either it breaks most sites they visit. Because I also block advertisements. The other advise is don't shop Amazon. Once the cookie is in place every body knows everything.

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Jesus-Christ 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Free VPNs are probably worse, the companies behind them sell your data. I'd rather have my ISP see my furry midget porn as opposed to some foreign VPN company. I use NordVPN though I reckon Mullvad is probably the best. Here's a site I reccomend to see what VPN best suits your needs. https://thatoneprivacysite.net/. It's pretty informative. If there's no chance you'd pay for one, it's probably best you'd not use one at all.

Here is a site that also tells you how to browse securely, what operating systems to use and useful sofwares. https://www.privacytools.io/

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Myrkskog 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Are there any VPNs that are actually trustworthy?

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]Tiwaking 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I email myself random things just to see what kind of recommendations and advertisements Google gives me. The scariest recommendations are the ones based on what photos I've taken. I took a photo of a box of some weird chinese tea thing and I immediately got adverts for buying stuff from alibaba.

Today, For the first time, I genuinely felt like my privacy was breached. Here's what happened. by d3rr in privacy

[–]d3rr[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

when your email tries to script your life!?!

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That'd be a good criticism if we were making any money, but we're actually taking a loss every month that d3rr and I pay out of pocket

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]drain0 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The irony of where you said this will hit you in 3...2...1...

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Vigte 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree on this... when something is free, you're usually the product.

Which is worse, free VPN or no VPN? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]magnora7 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

free vpn is worse, imo.

When you use a vpn, ALL your traffic goes through their bottleneck. And whoever owns that bottleneck, also has your real IP. Very dangerous, imo. Literally giving some random people total access to all your traffic, with your real IP label on it

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Myrkskog 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I got a flip phone, so that's beyond my capabilities.

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Myrkskog 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So I used to use Firefox until some drama happened a couple years back, I can't even remember what it was. I honestly though it had abandoned. I've already got Brave installed but only ever use it as a back up if pages don't appear to load properly on Opera.

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Check out fdroid, look up browsers I am liking the new release of fenec. I also like new pipe yt with out YouTube much less tracking I like puffin to, for media streaming mostly. Ddg is good there are ten or more to check em out https://f-droid.org/ open source. You know I never set a default browser you get the warning but I can use many that way. 😜

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]yaboihenry5678[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Brave or FireFox

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Don't ya need a script to turn off scripts?🤣 I do block most of them.

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Myrkskog 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Alternatives?

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Tiwaking 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah well. Some people made a stand.

It didnt go too well

Its better to blend in and disappear

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Tiwaking 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This makes me sad :(

Unfortunately. My country will be owned by China soon so....

When in Rome I guess.

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]yaboihenry5678[S] 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You shouldn’t use opera. It isn’t open-source and is owned by a Chinese company.

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Tiwaking 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I use Opera and have a list of websites/web domains which have javascript blocked. This is pretty much all news, spam, and porn sites.

edit: I was considering asking this question too. Im glad you asked did it first

Do you disable Scripts on your browser? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]bang-bang-krang 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I use the NoScript extension in FireFox so I can choose which sites I trust.

Which is better: StartPage or DuckDuckGo? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]dabrepus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I use Qwant from France which denied entering the Five Eyes.

Which is better: StartPage or DuckDuckGo? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've been using Fenec from fdroid for a while with duckduckgo a VPN and a DNS switcher God I hope that's enough

Which is better: StartPage or DuckDuckGo? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]x0x7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I use lycos. They have their own index and so aren't subject to censorship by large corporations like any search engine that uses the google or bing index. DDG uses the bing index. Searx uses a combination of google and bing. Yahoo and Yippy also use the bing index.

I know you asked about privacy but that's my two cents on search engines in general.

Which is better: StartPage or DuckDuckGo? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]Ludditebardd 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This right here. Startpage no longer has its privacy centered reputation because of the buyout. DuckDuckGo and search.privacytools.io are my current main engines.

Which is better: StartPage or DuckDuckGo? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]gloriousArstotzkan 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not anymore. Got bought out by system one.

Which is better: StartPage or DuckDuckGo? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i understand. i just meant, it's basically google sw, and what can be worse than google when it comes to privacy. to make it even worse, afaik it's closed source, so no way of knowing what's going on under the hood.

Which is better: StartPage or DuckDuckGo? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]yaboihenry5678[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I like Brave’s speed.

Which is better: StartPage or DuckDuckGo? by yaboihenry5678 in privacy

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

imo startpage.. i also think you would be better off with firefox or even better, torbrowser

(2018) Kavanaugh: Warrantless Data Collection "is entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment" by Drewski in privacy

[–]Drewski[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree that protecting your privacy and data is in your own hands. Still, having a lifetime supreme court judge that does not respect the 4th Amendment is a scary thing.

(2018) Kavanaugh: Warrantless Data Collection "is entirely consistent with the Fourth Amendment" by Drewski in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He splits a fine hair with this choice.collecting data ok. Retreaving that data should involve a real judge issuing that right to invade the accused and all they know. The eye in the sky is real. Even if you wanted to change this you have to have realized the cat is out of the bag. 2.8 Billion device's. Enjoy! Encrypt. At least make them work for it. Jobs program.

Yet another Ring home camera system was broken into, and this time the intruders used it to harass the home's owners by Mnemonic in privacy

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Privacy implications of having a cloud security system aside, I'm bound to believe Amazon here in that these people are using weak passwords or reusing them from other services.

Privacy Analysis of Tiktok’s App and Website by Drewski in privacy

[–]Jesus-Christ 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The people that use this app are either genuinely missing chromosomes or child predators 85% of the time. The 15% consists of e-models and fuck boys.

Smartphone owners in China now need to send facial scans to the government by AbeFroman in privacy

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Would you need to re-register your face after significant plastic surgery?

Democrats propose sweeping new online privacy laws to rein in tech giants by Drewski in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Seems it may be a give away to copywriters. Blocking brigade is upon us. Wolf in sheeps clothing? Better to tackle this problem with real change in content providers. This bill does none of that. I mean do we need the spy machine or even the middlemen anymore?

Why we must resist all forms of surveillance and maintain our entanglements free from tyrannical influences and interpretations by useless_aether in privacy

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

yes, they do! keepin' my wave functions dynamic, dammit!

Why we must resist all forms of surveillance and maintain our entanglements free from tyrannical influences and interpretations by useless_aether in privacy

[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

sweet! thanks :-)

and remember: they want to collapse our wave functions!

Why we must resist all forms of surveillance and maintain our entanglements free from tyrannical influences and interpretations by useless_aether in privacy

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I think this must be my most favorite post and title of all time! ua, you win the internet today :)

Bad news: 'unblockable' web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much by useless_aether in privacy

[–]EnoughGunControl 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Safari user here 😎

Bad news: 'unblockable' web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much by useless_aether in privacy

[–]bald-janitor 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Chrome kike company

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[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

brave is based on... ff?

Bad news: 'unblockable' web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much by useless_aether in privacy

[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So, Brave probably doesn't work either...?

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[–]AntiLowEffortHuman 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Chrome, not so much

On purpose probably

privacytools.io delists Startpage.com by useless_aether in privacy

[–]useless_aether[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

haha, sorry. try:

https://search.privacytools.io/

its an aggregating se.

or searx.me

Brave 1.0 launches, bringing the privacy-first browser out of beta by useless_aether in privacy

[–]tyrdhead 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I always have supported this direction. Shame for not supporting older Android. But other than that I love Brave

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too. - The New York Times by CompleteDoubterII in privacy

[–]beermeem 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Even the 3 credit bureaus list 4 different names for me...

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too. - The New York Times by CompleteDoubterII in privacy

[–]Marou 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've been hopping proxies and blocking all tracking sites since the late 90's for everything except vidya games & work searches; I also largely use pseudonyms to order things.

Wonder how confusing my profiles look.

Clinton Desperate To Out-Trump Trump In 2020? Hillary wants another bite at the apple, but her strategy seems contradictory. by LibertyNation in privacy

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nah, this is the same narrtive in the 2016 elections but flipped. They work on the aame sides for the same masters.

Trump:

"I'm a globalist and a nationalist."

Which means, he's a nationalist for Israel so he can help set up a one world government ruled by Zionists.

The sound of silence is actually the sound of a malicious smart speaker app listening in on you by useless_aether in privacy

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That. Is a great idea.

The sound of silence is actually the sound of a malicious smart speaker app listening in on you by useless_aether in privacy

[–]Snow 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's why I never want to get an Alexa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvLgvychb18

The sound of silence is actually the sound of a malicious smart speaker app listening in on you by useless_aether in privacy

[–]useless_aether[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

for a permanent solution, its best to open the enclosure and put a drop of superglue on the built-in microphone itself on the pcb.

The sound of silence is actually the sound of a malicious smart speaker app listening in on you by useless_aether in privacy

[–]black_hole_son 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Diable all Mics....tbh I'n no a fan of Jons either.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

before we had ghosts and demons and angels,

The 700 Club routinely had wacky stories about this sort of thing around noon time on Sundays. Exorcisms, and whatnot. Those were interesting times. Now we have skateboarding and bmx halfpipe competitions.

now we have these gadgets

I was looking forward to seeing UFOs, space aliens, and ghost videos when cell phone cameras began gaining in popularity.

In some sense, I feel cheated... What a shame... :-/

The sound of silence is actually the sound of a malicious smart speaker app listening in on you by useless_aether in privacy

[–]useless_aether[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

before we had ghosts and demons and angels, now we have these gadgets

The sound of silence is actually the sound of a malicious smart speaker app listening in on you by useless_aether in privacy

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Mine isn't malicious. It's benevolent.

It's trying to help find me things, so I can buy them. :-/

The sound of silence is actually the sound of a malicious smart speaker app listening in on you by useless_aether in privacy

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

actually sounds like a fun project

my pet rock is listening to me? who knew :-)

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[–]Jesus 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Get an acoustimeter, or rent one or a ELF emf meter for listening devices. You'll be able to pick up various freequencies from elf up to 10 ghz.

You'll be surprised what is listening to you and sending stuff over the internet.

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[–]Jesus 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's getting honestly so stupidly Orwellian that I'm dumbfounded how people cannot see where we are headed. For one thing, most of this technology is invisible.

Tor is prolly compromised by lil_peter in privacy

[–]peanut2521 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I mean, the government is the one that created Tor in the first place. Other than that, I don't really know much about Tor.

Defying Death: People Pass, But The Swamp Lives On Elijah Cummings' wife is expected to claim the seat he held for decades as Baltimore disintegrated. by LibertyNation in privacy

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The oiligarchs like their corrupted minions... Or she's got serious dirt on them... Or both...

Google exec says Nest owners should probably warn their guests that their conversations are being recorded by Mnemonic in privacy

[–]shivashivashiva 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

obviously!

Alternative tools, frontends, and proxies for Youtube, Reddit, Twitter and other proprietary social media by Drewski in privacy

[–]solder0 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I switch between many invidious instances now.