Category: interne

Difference between Startpage.com and DuckDuckG…

I was checking the privacy.io website, and the first search engine they suggest is startpage.com. I’ve been using DDG and I’m quite happy with it. I don’t like, though, that they are hosted on the USA. However, I also don’t like Qwant that much, so startpage.com seems to be the ideal compromise.But, as far as I understand, startpage.com basically only offers a mask between me and google, right? How can this impact my privacy expectations while using startpage.com? What about DDG? Do they have their own “indexing”? (Pardon me if this is not the correct term, and feel free to explain in more detail how a search engine works, if you think that would help understanding the differences between these search engines).

Ringbooth? Have you heard of them. Sounds shad…

I got called from a phone that came in from 713 9555618. He asked for me and I say yes and he hung up. I feel like he was validating The number was me. Then I called back and got an ad that said I could email paul@ringbooth.com (not registered domain) to buy the number of marketing. Any thoughts on what this might be?

China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyo…

China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone:

China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

Pew Research: Widespread Concerns in US About …

Pew Research: Widespread Concerns in US About AI:

Pew Research: Widespread Concerns in US About AI

What I Learned About Tech Privacy From Jury Du…

What I Learned About Tech Privacy From Jury Duty:

What I Learned About Tech Privacy From Jury Duty

Privacy steps I have taken and looking for mor…

I’ve switched to Linux Mint and encrypted my Windows folder with VeraCrypt using a long and complicated password. When I’m more familiar with Mint I will use another distro.Question: Is my Linux Mint OS/login password encrypted as standard or do I need to take extra steps? I’ve regulary been running Bleach Bit, although not for nefarious reasons – I’m just a very paranoid and private person. I requested numerous sites to anonymise my data under the EU GDPR law – but they still retain some data for legal reasons. I have also started using DuckDuckGo and plan to use another more open email provider. Any suggestions?I am still very new to Linux but have figured out how to install WINE and use the Terminal on a basic level. I would still love to learn some new tips and tricks and useful… software? Programs? What do we call them?Anyway, thank you for reading.

CVS selling consumer data to facebook/instagra…

The day after I purchased some Theraflu from CVS I started seeing Theraflu ads pop up all over my instagram feed. I’m thinking they sold my transaction history to CVS and then correlated my phone number I typed into the keypad for my cvs transaction to get the discount to the number I used to sign up with my facebook/instagram account. Has anyone else noticed this? It’s quite annoying and creepy and yes I know I can use cash…but this just seems like a breach of privacy if stores like CVS are selling shopping data to social media companies.

I want to buy a new laptop, what should I avoi…

Without mentioning any OS(since I can just install whatever I want anyway), what should I avoid in terms of hardware, privacy-wise?

Are there any open source email apps for iPhon…

I’ve been looking for a open source email for iPhone, any open source email app.

How are phones and safes different (not legall…

I’ve been subscribed here for a while because I want to control how much information I give to companies and such. Anyway recently there was a discussion where a search warrant was mentioned. So if you have a safe (with a combination obviously) in your house and police have search warrant they can break into it. However usually(?) if your phone is locked with a regular passcode I think both the safe and the phone you could refuse to say the password under the fourth amendment. The question is should police be allowed to break into safes? Should police be allowed to break into phones? Are they different such that you think one should be allowed but not the other? I can’t really see the difference between the two but maybe you all can help me out