Please read the entire article before clicking on any of the links, and I’ll explan why. We’ll start with VISA, which has an opt-out form. Remember you’ll have to do this again for any new card number you get, and Continue reading Opt-out of credit card companies selling your data for marketing purposes.
As you likely know, especially if you’ve followed this blog over the years, most websites are collecting as much data about you as they can, and are using it to their advantage — and sometimes to yours, sometimes not. In Continue reading Digital Fingerprints
I was looking for a list of privacy centric domain name registration systems, and as of writing this, I can only find one: Njalla. It was created by Peter Sunde of ThePirateBay.org fame. The good: You can pay with cryptocurrency Continue reading Domain Registration
I’ve written about privacy trackers for over 7 years on this blog, and have been speaking about them for over a decade. This is an updated article, as technology has advanced in this area. If you’re really concerned about being Continue reading Privacy tracking protection from your browser
I was asked again this morning about using a specific app to send secure messages in a corporate environment. My answer was simple, and it hasn’t changed in years, there are only two apps to trust from my criteria. The Continue reading Secure Messaging: Years later, there are still only two
One of the features you’ve likely enabled, is Facebook’s platform. To give you an idea of how powerful this is, this is the warning it gives you when you attempt to disable it: What happens if you disable Facebook’s Continue reading Protecting your privacy on Facebook by disabling Platform
In Canada, we have a federal law called the Privacy Act, as well as one called PIPEDA, which amongst other things, allows you to access the information private sector organizations (companies) have on you. In order for you to make Continue reading Requesting whom Facebook has shared your information with — for Canadians
The short, but intense solution for Meltdown and Spectre from CERT is to upgrade your CPU. (update: As you can see by this URL, they have a more detailed solution now) Your operating system provider will be sending out a Continue reading How to protect against Meltdown and Spectre
If you’re ready to stop providing an advertising company with full access to all ofÂ your email communication, there are other alternatives out there. This is especially important for any non-American, as the American intelligence apparatus is specifically built to Continue reading Time to leave Gmail? Here are some privacy centric alternatives.
I’m often asked which browser I use. Both Chrome and Firefox have a more privacy centric alternative now, Iridium Browser and Firefox Focus respectively. Of course if you want real privacy and are OK with the slowness that comes from Continue reading Privacy Centric Browsers