If so, how was your experience? What are some other good exchanges without kyc to buy monero?
See above. The game itself seems fairly innocuous - akin to the "mafia" game that youth groups used to play - but I realize that whenever a product costs nothing to play, you are the product.
Supposedly a more private mapping app that uses OpenStreet Map data. I've read elsewhere that they don't track you, but not sure how much of that to believe (not sure of the posters' expertise). Where's a reputable repository to get the APK that won't force me to install appgallery?
I think this will help other passerby here as well. A lot of frequently recommended services here on r/privacy accept Bitcoin as payment. However, many users would prefer to keep these donations/payments as private as possible.
(I know there are other cryptos out there, but Bitcoin remains the most frequently accepted.)
Considering switching to them. What prevents their servers from getting hacked? Or their own staff from peering into my data?
asking to learn. vs looking it up i like a personal experience haha
I currently own several Amazon Blink cameras. I'm trying to remove as much Amazon and Google from my life, because fuck them. Are there any wireless cameras out there that I'm able to store footage directly to my PC or NAS, and that have an emphasis in privacy? I don't want some camera company employee sifting through my footage. I thought about Arlo as a possible option, but I'm not good at knowing what's happening behind the scenes that might be a violation of my privacy. Any suggestions?
This is in no way a complete and definitive guide to fully protect your privacy, it is a guide to help people just starting their journeys and this guide is a great launching pad for that. The guide will break down what you can do on each device and generally with your privacy practices with useful resources linked to assist you.
Also note while I suggest Firefox I understand some people will not use it based on principle of them turning full SJW, but there is no doubt with configuration it is the most private browser.
Firstly, lets start with some useful websites to get a general overview:
Now, here are some general suggestions:
Browser - A somewhat contentious issue for people but here are some general suggestions.
On PC: Firefox, Brave, Ungoogled Chromium, Librewolf.
On Android: Firefox, Brave, Bromite, Orbot.
On iOS: Safari, Firefox, Brave.
Search Engine: DuckDuckGo.
Extension Suggestions: uBlock Origin, LocalCDN, ClearURLs.
VPN – There is a lot of suggestions out there, but some I would recommend are:
MullvadVPN, IVPN, ProtonVPN.
Password Manager - BitWarden
Email - Tutanota, ProtonMail, Posteo, Mailbox.org.
There is no doubt it is best to use software that is not Windows such as Linux, but this PC guide will be for people that cannot or will not move from Windows. First of all it will be useful to use the suggestions in the general section above for services to use.
Let us start with a guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNRics7tlqw
The most important thing is to stop as much as Windows telemetry and data collection as possible. Some useful tools to achieve this:
Use either one, but both would be overkill.
A good place to start is to watch this privacy guide from Techlore which will outline what you should/could do on each threat level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMWEym0KPcA
More videos from Techlore about Android:
5 F-Droid apps that beat Google Play competitors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7oVPyC7j7o
Using F-Droid and Aurora Store will help you significantly to use FOSS Apps and install apps from Google Play anonymously with a privacy report before installing. Ultimately, you could replace everything with FOSS apps.
You can even replace stock apps like: camera, file manager, gallery, phone, SMS and many more with the Simple Mobile Tools app line: https://www.simplemobiletools.com/
In addition, you can debloat your device without root with ADB uninstaller, a useful guide on how to set this up: https://www.howtogeek.com/125769/how-to-install-and-use-abd-the-android-debug-bridge-utility/
Doing this will enable you to uninstall Google services and all bloatware that comes from your phone’s manufacturer and mobile network provider. You can uninstall stock apps also if you decide to replace those. If you change your mind you can reinstall the packages you uninstall. Depending on your device there is bloatware guides out there.
Here are some examples:
General Android Bloatware: https://www.androidsage.com/2018/09/01/list-of-bloatware-remove-uninstall-android-device-without-root/
OnePlus: https://technastic.com/oneplus-bloatware-list-oxygen-os-debloater/ I am sure with more searching you can find more.
In the general section above, I suggested services and apps to replace your non privacy focused ones.
On iOS you are limited to what you can do but here is a general guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2bJVKcIEg0
Best FOSS iOS apps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-SxTwW5yJk
Try to follow the advice listed in the general section and replace as many apps as possible.
Apple also outlines what you can do in its privacy section to limit data collection etc: https://www.apple.com/privacy/control/
After following the general advice and the specific guide for your devices you should be well on your way on your privacy journey. Any questions or suggestions feel free to comment them below.
Some general thoughts I've been having about privacy, not specific to any platform or tool.
The goals are to avoid having your info stolen or abused and to avoid general surveillance right? If so, there are largely two schools of thought I have noticed:
Negative privacy. You are private when you have as little information as possible available for corps or gov, and/or as few 'access points' as possible.
Positive privacy. Your identity is ambiguous. You don't avoid platforms that collect data, but instead keep these public profiles posting pictures of other people and gender-swapped images of yourself to feed these companies garbage data that is innaccurate.
To the extent that these two schools of thought conflict, I've decided to lean towards number 2. To the extent that they don't, I figured I'd combine them both to the best of my ability.
To illustrate my preference for 2, here's an example. Suppose you're considering deleting your (accurate) Facebook account. Suppose a significant number of events in your life are on there. If I decided to delete my FB account, what kind of message would that send to Facebook? It would tell them this info is not to be kept. All the more reason for them to keep it. It would also suggest that I have no intent to update it, meaning it is likely to remain accurate indefinitely.
Instead, consider this.
I had a thought that if I unfriend all my actual friends and family I can burn a few bridges with acquaintances and pretend to be a transsexual. Add pronouns to my description, use a new AI to generate some gender-swap images or combine my face with someone else's, gender swap it, then take and lightly modify and repost another person's photos. That would suggest that anyone who wanted to pry would look at the location tagged to the photo and it would be wrong. This general philosophy can be applied in many more ways, and much more extensively. (I say transsexual because while it may be degrading, it will also potentially open up a can of worms for any NGO that tries to suggest you're not who you say you are)
Then, it can be combined with the standard philosophy of privacy, whereby real info about you is removed. You now have a fake persona, or fake personas, and your real info is nowhere to be found among the fakes.
When you update your info such that it's wrong, they are less likely to store previous versions of your profile than they are to lie about deleting it if you try to delete it IMHO.
I'm about to finish the last piece of a computer build and thought I'd tap into the collective privacy knowledge here. Any thoughts, suggestions, best practices or mistakes to avoid?
I've read there is a possible telemetry issues with Acrobat Reader. What do you guys recommend? What about extensions?