privacy & infosec
resources & guides
- hitchhiker's guide to online anonymity
- surveillance self-defense
- prism break - alternatives to PRISM-infested services
- privacy respecting
- privacy tools
- spyware watchdog
- simple opt out - how to opt out of data sharing for specific services
- project honey pot - online fraud/scam tracker
- protecting yourself from your ISP
- personal security checklist
- awesome privacy
- awesome self-hosted
- awesome humane tech
- secure email
- digital communications protocols - messenger comparison
- resolve.rs - see what your IP address reveals about you
- whois lookup - IP registration information
- have I been pwned - check if your personal info has been caught in data leaks
- I know what you download - search the bittorrent network for signs of an IP address
- keepassxc - password manager
- privacy.com - create burner cards to hide your card information when buying stuff online
- terms of service; didn't read - labels and rates website ToS & privacy policies in an easily digestible format
- securedrop - file sharing for whistleblowers
- image scrubber - remove exif data and blur out parts of photos. aimed at protesters / activists.
- scout - phone number lookup
- anon.to - anonymous link shortener
- use a vpn when torrenting or using public wi-fi. it's not super secure but it's enough to keep your ISP and blackhat script kiddies at bay. do not use "free vpns" or browser extension vpns. none of them are secure and are always complete shit anyway.
- avoid services based in the 14 eyes countries:
- 5 eyes: usa, canada, uk, australia, new zealand
- 9 eyes: + denmark, france, netherlands, and norway
- 14 eyes: + germany, belgium, italy, sweden, and spain
- avoid countries that have encryption key disclosure laws. this means that in the event of a criminal investigation, a service must hand over encryption keys in order for law enforcement to retrieve data.
- avoid big congolomerates as much as possible. this includes their products, services, and subsidiaries. the biggest offenders (and who I avoid as much as I can) are alphabet/google, facebook, microsoft, and amazon. avoiding them completely is virtually impossible, so just do the best you can.
- accept that you will never be 100% anonymous when using technology.
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