Category: internet surveillan

How Good Is My Privacy And Security?

I have windows 10 with W10privacy (I know I need to switch to Linux), Protonmail, Avast free, Malwarebytes free, Bitwarden and Firefox. I also use andOTP.I have changed a lot of about:config settings and my addons are:Ublock Origin (Hard mode), Umatrix, NoScript, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger (For getting trackers Ublock Origin or Umatrix missed), Decentraleyes, Cookie AutoDelete, CanvasBlocker, Duckduckgo Privacy Essentials (For seeing how trustworthy a site is), Tos;dr (Terms of Service; Didn’t Read), Bloody Vikings!, Bitwarden.I also use a user agent switcher and I would like to know if there is any difference from using an extension or changing my user agent in about:config.On android I use Brave.

how using fb with privacy as i can ?

i’m using fb with onion domain (https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion) & tor browser ofc, & i deleted all data on my profile so my question i’m safe now ? (ofc not 100% but at least 90% or something) & data will delete from fb server when i delete it from my fb profile ?

Leaving gmail intact for minor stuff

For the past year or so I have been slowly changing my online behavior due to privacy concerns as well as reducing support for some of the tech companies that exploit and mislead citizens and employees. r/privacy has been incredibly educational and as someone with a normal level of technical prowess I have tried as much as possible to do this within the bounds of normal, off the shelf products/services that don’t require much tweaking or customization. Deleting my FB account has been one of the best changes for me this year and after abandoning google maps, search and chrome, I’m looking at other ways to de-google. I am also finding myself wanting to give financial support to exceptional services that value privacy.The biggest challenges for me are leaving behind gmail and drive. I’ve used gmail since around 2005 and have 52,000 emails on a single account and I can’t even recall all the random g accounts I’ve opened. I have moved all my financial accounts to protonmail but most of my communications are still through g. I have some group volunteer projects that rely on google drive as, unsurprisingly, the majority of other folks on the project use gmail. The value I get through collaborating on shared files is not something I can abandon at this point.There is a lot of important information housed in the gmail account and to think about extracting and archiving all that makes me want to give up. So I am looking for a middle ground where I can pursue all future communications through protonmail but leave gmail intact and dormant. So I just have some questions about how to approach this in a reasonable way.Is there even any point in trying to migrate to protonmail if I am still using gmail for some things anyways? Is there a middle ground that doesn’t involve ripping off the enormous ugly bandaid?What’s the best way to let my contacts know that my email address has changed? I can send a bcc email to important contacts but maybe they won’t update or I’ll always gets emails from random people with important messages? Autoresponder?I’ve seen a few users here mention quarantining, ie keeping the login totally isolated. Do I just login to google through a browser (private window) that I designate just for that? Is my other browsing history from other browsers still tracked by g?I hope these are all clear questions. In an ideal world, I would love to abandon google altogether but I am realizing how entrenched I really am so I am taking it one step at a time to see what happens.TLDR: Is it a dumb approach to leave gmail as a burner account? Is it all or nothing?​​​

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Bringing back what was always yours.

Bringing back what was always yours.:

Bringing back what was always yours.

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Advantages and disadvantes of Authy?

I’ve heard that with Authy, anyone who has control over your phone number can basically take complete control over your 2FA vault. Is that true? Is it open source? And why do I hear it being mentioned more often than other OTP apps

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Prometheus Intelligence Technology??

Anybody heard of that company? I was shopping on BlackRifleCoffee.com (a shopify store) using Brave for Android with scripts enabled, but ads and trackers blocked along with 3rd party cookies. I clicked on a regular store link and noticed the URL bar momentarily change from BlackRifleCoffee.com/… to PrometheusIntelligenceTechnology.com/pit/r?s=456546-54599884-598484-5482632 (i made up the number portion, but it’s obviously a unique id).

I can’t find much on them except that they’re obviously some sort of ad/tracking company, so… I guess I’m just wondering how shady ARE they? I’m going to contact BackRifleCoffee and see if they know anything about it. If anybody knows anything or can find anything, I’d really appreciate it.

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What’s wrong with Line and Telegram?

I’ve tried to bring some friends over to Signal, but not one seems to like the app. They complain that it’s missing features and performs terribly. I’ve used Allo’s incognito chats up to this point but have been looking for alternatives before Allo inevitably is killed.

I see that the main concerns regarding Telegram are that chats are not E2E encrypted by default and that they’ve rolled their own encryption method. But if they’re so problematic, why has it been banned in many countries? Surely a few governments could put their best and brightest to work at getting into Telegram if they’re not secure enough. Wouldn’t a messaging service that doesn’t care about this bow to the demands of a foreign government to keep their userbase high? The app gives users the option to use secret chats anyway; why would more options be bad?

And I haven’t seen much said about Line. Yes, it’s not a service that advertises any privacy advantages, but it’s still a widely used service. It added a “Letter Sealing” E2E encryption feature a couple of years ago and has since enabled it by default in many parts of the app. If a major concern with Telegram is that encryption is often not enabled by default, this seems to address it. Are there any concerns one should have about Line?

My concern is more about keeping people with nefarious purposes out of my messages, not chatting completely anonymously. The people I’m talking to know who I am anyway.

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Question about Protonmail and US CDN

I asked this question about Protonmail but it seems any doubt automatically makes me a troll or something.

Well anyway, since I’ve been downvoted I’ll try asking here instead: what do you think about PM using servers in the US? I thought they were swiss based? Are “CDN” safe or should I worry? Thanks…

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