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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.


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.


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.


Pop wrote

It'd be a big list


ziq wrote

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


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.


chumm OP wrote

Have you checked out ?


polaris wrote

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


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.