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thelegendarybirdmonster wrote

I'm not the best regarding privacy around here, but I find it a good ratio usability/privacy.

I use linux, firefox and have as addons: privacy badger, noscript (but i dont use it much lol), ublock origin, decentraleye, facebook container, google container.

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black_fox wrote (edited )

VPN on computer and phone. Firefox on phone, Firefox with add-ons on computer. I have Tor installed on both but I don’t really use it. DuckDuckGo is the default. Protonmail. No Android/Windows stuff, FWIW.

Other than that I just try to abstain from things, my interactions with Google these days are limited to YouTube and Docs, and I don’t have a Facebook account.

I know the best way to maintain privacy online is to stay offline so I just try to let that be my ideal and not put any sensitive information (for lack of a better term) out there.

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NAB wrote

LPT: Dont tell people what privacy measures you have taken if at all possible. All it does is give away the best way to exploit what vulnerabilities you missed.

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Pop wrote

It'd be a big list

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ziq wrote

I don't have a registered address. I give fake info whenever I fill out forms or get stopped by po.

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polaris wrote (edited )

I use a fully free GNU/Linux distribution. I run Libreboot to avoid Intel ME. I do not have a bank account, debit card, credit card, etc. If I must buy something online I buy a gift card and ask a friend to order it for me. I make a different email for everything I register for. I make up addresses when asked for them, along with names. I never put my legal name on anything, former or current. Even when ordering food I use a different name every time (to the confusion of some employees of a local cafe). I do not have an account on surveillance engines like Facebook or with Google. I pay my mobile phone's bill in cash by buying renewal cards from drug stores and frequently swap sim cards, phone numbers, and carriers. I keep my battery out of my phone as much as possible, and of course my mobile runs Replicant. I do not use "rewards" programs. I use full disk encryption on my laptop (including /boot). I never run proprietary JavaScript, I randomize my MAC address at boot, and I avoid using US hosted services. I automatically delete cookies, block trackers using uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger, I force SSL using HTTPS Everywhere. I almost always use Tor, spoof my user agent, use a mass amount of containers in Icecat, use youtube-dl to view any online video otherwise requiring proprietary JS (I used to use avideo until it was reapproved by the FSF). I randomize every password and make it as many characters as possible. I do not carry my ID (except while driving). I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of them right now.

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chumm OP wrote

Have you checked out invidio.us ?

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polaris wrote

Yes, I have. It still hits Google's servers, unfortunately. But it's better than YouTube.

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quandyalaterreux wrote

It's concerning that most people mention VPNs (no protection against fingerprinting and no first-party isolation) when they are supposed to be using the Tor Browser full time.

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