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Where do you personally draw the line between …

Switching to Firefox/DDG? Deleting Google account? Changing OS? Ditching phone entirely?I want to start a discussion about where you guys personally draw the line and why you draw it there.

GM’s data mining is just the beginning of the …

GM’s data mining is just the beginning of the in-car advertising blitz:

GM’s data mining is just the beginning of the in-car advertising blitz

GM’s data mining is just the beginning of the …

GM’s data mining is just the beginning of the in-car advertising blitz:

GM’s data mining is just the beginning of the in-car advertising blitz

Browser Fingerprinting with EFF

Step One – Visit https://panopticlick.eff.org/​Step Two – Test your browser fingerprint" How well are you protected against non-consensual Web tracking? After analyzing your browser and add-ons, the answer is … Yes! You have strong protection against Web tracking"​Step Three – Show full results for fingerprintingHere I am unique mostly because of my system fonts, canvas/webgl fingerprint, time zone and user agent.I am unique – 1 to 2,300,000​Step Four – Make the changeI disabled Javascript and set my user agent to Windows and ChromeI am hardly unique – 1 in 5500​This could be further reduced, but I hope you get the point about fingerprinting.​From EFF.org ;Is it possible to defend against browser fingerprinting?Browser fingerprinting is quite a powerful method of tracking users around the Internet. There are some defensive measures that can be taken with existing browsers, but none of them are ideal. In practice, the most realistic protection is using the Tor Browser, which has put a lot of effort into reducing browser fingerprintability. For day-to-day use, the best options are to run tools like Privacy Badger or Disconnect that will block some (but unfortunately not all) of the domains that try to perform fingerprinting, and/or to use a tool like NoScript for Firefox, which greatly reduces the amount of data available to fingerprinters.Disabling JavaScript is a powerful defense against browser fingerprinting.Hint- Use NoScript to disable javascript for sites you do not trust.Learn more – https://panopticlick.eff.org/about

The Employer-Surveillance State

The Employer-Surveillance State:

The Employer-Surveillance State

Advice for a Google Pixel user?

Hello, I got the Google Pixel 2 for its security but then I quickly realized that it a phone made by Google might not have been the best idea. So considering I’m stuck with this phone for 2+ years I’m wondering how to protect my privacy.

YouTube PSYCHIC Recommendations

I went to sleep thinking about playing Rimworld for the first time in a year and wouldn’t you know it when I woke up one of the first recommended YouTube videos was a Rimworld video. I haven’t watched Rimworld videos or gotten recommendations for them in over 6 months. The only explanation is that Google is reading our minds. Here are some reasonable alternative explanations that I will not believe no matter how much sense they make:Frequency Illusion – I’ve been getting occasionally recommended them and just don’t remember because I haven’t been playing the game so they’ve been unimportant to meLittlewood’s Law – This just happened to be the vastly improbable thing that happened to me this monthMy OCD often presents itself as paranoia, so I’m more likely to latch onto explanations that involve a conspiracy of some sortI’m tech-savvy and privacy-conscientious enough to be subscribed to and posting in r/privacy, so I see this sort of discussion happening all the time and my brain is primed to use it as an explanationI have a YouTube problem and get recommended hundreds of videos a day. “One of the first videos I got recommended” actually means “One of the first 200 videos I scrolled past today”. Related to point 1. I definitely don’t remember most of these videosI hate the idea of Google because they’re a symbol of all my anxieties surrounding privacy, data collection, and government surveillance…It’s definitely psychic mega corporations, though /s

Google faces mounting pressure from Congress o…

Google faces mounting pressure from Congress over Google+ privacy flaw:

Google faces mounting pressure from Congress over Google+ privacy flaw

Why does uMatrix not block ads?

Hi,I just installed uMatrix instead of uBlock Origin + NoScript but now I get ads.I checked every list in uBO to block ads and never had any problem. However, I imported all of these list to uMatrix but I see every ads. Though, it blocked sites like [The Verge](www.theverge.com), [Qwant](www.qwant.com) and more whereas it was blocked while using uBOCan someone tell me why? How is this supposed to work?

Doing research on cloud storage

While I know the most private and secure way of storing your files is on a computer that never connects to the internet, I am doing some research on the various cloud services.I am assuming they are all somewhat secure for the general Joe, but how private are they? Do Dropbox, iCloud or Google drive sell your data?I would expect the free providers to sell your shit immediately but the stuff you pay for?I know Apple have been quite outspoken regarding privacy and that Google have been failing according to the headlines lately but are they at all different in how they handle data? Anyone would know?