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  • Good Reads

    Here are four articles that are good reads on the usual privacy and how to best safeguard yourself from companies in the business of stealing your privacy and selling it for a profit (aka: Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc…) https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363302,00.asp https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-really-is-spying-on-you-just-not-through-your-phones-mic-1520448644 https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-dump-facebook-or-at-least-put-it-in-the-dog-house-for-a-while-1521846110 https://medium.com/@getongab/the-ultimate-guide-to-freeing-yourself-from-facebook-and-keeping-all-of-your-data-8a93efbf529e

  • Facebook Tracks you even if you have never used it

    If you want a frightening read, from ACLU who I personally dislike, on how Facebook, and we can assume all others in the surveillance economy, monitor and track you even if you never signed up for Facebook. This is truly disturbing. https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/internet-privacy/facebook-tracking-me-even-though-im-not-facebook

  • Break up the monopolies

    Google, Facebook, Amazon… they are monopolies pure and simple. Since their business model is predicated on the network effect it is not possible to argue otherwise. And just like the oil barons before these monopolies must be broken up. We the people have broke up illegal monopolies (see: Sherman Anti-Trust Act) before and we will […]

  • Why Exit the Goolag?

    Why escape from the Goolag? If you wouldn’t let a stranger listen to all your phone calls, read all your mail, and spy on your photos… then you should not be using Google, Facebook or Amazon. Would you allow random strangers to view all your photos? All the photos of your children? Can I read […]

  • Firefox’s Facebook Protection

    If you are not already using Firefox as your browser, here is one more reason you should (as if making sure that Google doesn’t record every single key-press you type while using using the web wasn’t enough reason not to stop using Chrome…) Firefox has an extension that will “sandbox” your Facebook experience so you can […]

  • Google and Child Privacy

    Would you let a stranger read everything your child does at school? Know every web site they visit? See a copy of every photo they take and know about every book they read? How about a group of strangers, because that is what happens when children use Google classroom and school issued Chromebooks. Do you […]

  • Facebook Purity Clean

    Citizens Against Monopoly is an excellent organization working to battle the monopolies of the internet. From their about section: We are a growing movement to protect this country’s economy and democracy from gigantic corporate monopolies that undermine opportunity, competition, choice, and freedom of expression. We believe our democracy hangs in the balance and it will […]

  • Turn off GPS and Location Tracking

    How much would you need to be paid to let someone know where you are every moment of the day within 5 yards and then sell that information with thousands of companies and people you don’t know? Probably more than zero. But if you leave your location tracking option on your phone to ON then […]

  • Own your news feed

    The internet as your personal source of news has taken many forms, and unfortunately where we have ended for most people is a place where others decide for you what you should be thinking and reading. In the beginning the web was simple, you just went to the web sites that interested you. Then the […]

  • How to Live Without Google

    DuckDuckGo published this excellent blog post on their version of how to exit the Goolag. Many of the recommendations are the same, but always good to get multiple perspectives: https://spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remove-google/

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