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11 minutes | Apr 28, 2019
Episode 17: Weekly Privacy News Update
Privacy watchdog taking Facebook to court, says company breached privacy laws Privacy commissioner: Facebook are 'morally bankrupt pathological liars' The Future of Computing and Why You Should Care by Purism Founder and CEO Todd Weaver Go to https://go.nordvpn.net/aff_c?offer_id=288&aff_id=25917&url_id=1034 and to get 75% off a 3-year plan of NordVPN. The deal comes down to only $2.99 per month!
5 minutes | Apr 20, 2019
Episode 16: Privacy through compartmentalization
Happy Easter! Here's the article that started today's episode: https://www.fastcompany.com/90311396/incognito-mode-wont-keep-you-private-try-browser-compartmentalization Here's the series on Fast Company called The Privacy Divide: https://www.fastcompany.com/section/the-privacy-divide Test your browser here: https://panopticlick.eff.org/ Document on how your browser can be fingerprinted: https://panopticlick.eff.org/static/browser-uniqueness.pdf Scott
6 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
Episode 15: Facebook is not your friend
Facebook was in the news today. It seems that after agreeing to security audits every 2 years back in 2011, they are now suing the FTC from releasing the findings of these audits. What are they trying to hide? I guess privacy only works one way for Facebook, when it suits them! Read the full article at http://fortune.com/2019/04/17/facebook-ftc-privacy-reports/ And just when all eyes are on Facebook, another revelation that they unintentionally uploaded millions of contacts from people's phones. Although they are making reparations, the question we should be asking is, "Why is so easy for apps like Facebook to steal contacts from my phone?" Maybe someone should come up with a more secure phone. Wait, somebody did! More on that in a future podcast. Read full article at https://www.thestreet.com/investing/stocks/facebook-slips-after-admitting-email-contact-upload-in-latest-privacy-glitch-14931015
9 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
Episode 14: 5G Apocalypse?
In today's episode you might think I wear a tin foil hat, but I'm deeply disturbed after watching the documentary, "5G Apocalypse - The Final Extinction." You can watch it here: https://sachastone.com/5g-apocalypse-the-extinction-event/ or https://youtu.be/VxwXImHGGyY Here are my points: 1) There have been no health tests on 5G technology to demonstrate that it is safe, despite the research showing that other EMF technologies are actually harmful to humans. 2) 5G wireless is actually the same technology used in microwave ovens, radar, and for crowd control. It is not an upgraded version of 4G, it is totally new. 3) 5G might be weaponized for crowd control (not sure if this is possible). 4) 5G could be used, along with cell phone tracking technology, to locate your exact whereabouts at all times. This could happen even in your own home. 5) There are experts who are saying that chem trails are being used in preparation for this technology. By dispersing nano-particles into the atmosphere to be absorbed by our bodies we become luminescent to 5G radio waves and therefore stand out against the background. 6) One person mentioned the Chinese Social Credit System, it was at exactly 58 minutes. If any of these points are true, then there needs to be a public outcry and backlash against it. We can't afford to let this happen and so potentially allow life to be destroyed. Truly, we are being led by madmen.
4 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
Episode 13: Quick update
Rather than try to explain how to configure your browser in a podcast I'm focusing my attention on video editing on Linux and will start sharing these types of lessons via Youtube. I have news that the hardware vendor I've been working with will be ready with their affiliate program in another week or so. Stay tuned! I have a Facebook page set up at https://www.facebook.com/Linux-Confidential-392592561534514 More lessons coming soon...
14 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
Episode 12: Windows security in China, VPN comparisons, and uBlock Origin config notes
Check out these articles by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3200375/for-real-windows-10-privacy-you-need-the-china-government-edition.html https://www.computerworld.com/article/3163627/if-you-want-privacy-you-need-to-run-linux.html Also, for an *impartial* comparison of VPN providers check out: https://thatoneprivacysite.net/ And for a walk-through of uBlock Origin check out the Youtube video by The Hated One: https://youtu.be/2lisQQmWQkY
13 minutes | Apr 14, 2019
Episode 11: I'm back, Google and Facebook fined, Firefox settings
After more than a month I'm back and more ready to help you tame the privacy-invading beast that is the internet. It turns out that knowing the material you're talking about is not enough to get you to publish on a regular basis! A should out to Tommy Baker of the Resist Average Academy for steering me back (via his podcast, of course). Google was fined last month by the EU to the tune of €1.5 billion for anti-competitive practices, while Facebook got it much easier with $50 fine from a judge in Moscow for violating a local data law. It may turn out worse for Facebook, as this may set a precedent for getting them banned in Russia. I recently registered InternetSelfDefense.com and may rename this podcast to reflect the name change. I feel that the name change will not come across as techie and may help promote the idea of internet privacy protection. Lastly, I do a walk-through of the Firefox settings you should be using. My apologies for trying to do this in a podcast, maybe it's time to start a Youtube channel? What are your thoughts? Let me know by commenting, sending me a message or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17 minutes | Mar 10, 2019
Episode 7: Let's start a revolution!
It's time to stop using products from companies that don't respect your privacy. I touch on China's social credit system and recommend hardware that does respect your privacy.
6 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Episode 6: Securing your smart phone
In this episode I talk about some of the ways you can protect your identity on your smart phone.
10 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
Episode 5: Good news from Germany
In today's episode I talk about the ruling made by Germany's Federal Cartel Office to, "no longer be allowed to force its users to agree to the practically unrestricted collection and assigning of non-Facebook data to their Facebook accounts." Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna968711
8 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Episode 4 - Privacy First Steps
If you don't know where to start, listen up! I tell you what software you need to get anonymous online. There is way more to learn but this is a great first step.
6 minutes | Feb 2, 2019
Privacy part 2
I talk a bit more in depth about why I chose privacy and what led me to create this course.
10 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
My introduction to Linux and why I chose privacy protection
I go deeper today into how I leaned about Linux and why I'm getting into privacy protection now.
17 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
This is my first ever podcast! What better place to start than with my back story.
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