Privacy Tools - Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording you

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  1. Bold Eagle

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    The opening paragraph actually is;
    https://www.privacytools.io/

    Only a fool would argue against that statement but how can we reap the benefits of being a digital citizen and partake in the potential wealth of knowledge, social interactivity and entertainment that is readily available whilst still preserving at least a sense of privacy and dignity?

    I have found this website fascinating in the discussion it presents, information, tools and knowledge but more importantly how it is dynamic and ever changing with ever newer information tools and resources becoming available it is a must to revisit from time to time to try and stay abreast of the latest threats and potential means.

    I do prefer their classic site layout and think users should review both formats;
    https://www.privacytools.io/classic/
     
  2. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    What are your recommended must have privacy tools?
     
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    To be clear these will be my recommendations but are what I find are valuable from that resource listed. These will be for a Win10 desktop environment.

    - FireFox
    - uBlock Origin: Block Ads and Trackers
    - Cookie AutoDelete: Automatically Delete Cookies
    - HTTPS Everywhere: Secure Connections
    - Decentraleyes: Block Content Delivery Networks
    - Privacy Badger: Stop Tracking

    I know you don't like this one but I hate to use any browser without it;
    - NoScript Security Suite: Be in total control
    Once you get that set up on any PC you can then 'export your settings' and install it on other PC's around the house - yes it can be fiddly but once it is configured for your primary websites, that's it.

    From the page;
    Firefox: Privacy Related "about:config" Tweaks
    There is a script you could run but again once you have it setup you can export those settings.

    I have a private 'sterile email (or three)' with 'ProtonMail' https://protonmail.com/
     
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    Only annoying thing about noscript is when the wife jumps on my computer and starts calling me because a website won't work

    Otherwise it only takes a few days to whitelist your most used sites
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    No particular hate for it as such, it just requires a bit of effort and the constant effort required seems above what I need really.
     
  6. callan

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    Firefox.
    Facebook container (comes with Firefox mostly these days)
    Canvas Blocker.
    uBlock origin.
    Privacy Badger
    Move searches to DuckDuckGo
    Use a reputable VPN.
    Disable WebRTC. (MediaPeerConnect)
    Disable ipV6.
    Make sure you're not using an ISP that uses transparent proxying. (Most mobile networks do, and/or ensure you only use VPN's through them)
    Use a non-5 eyes Email provider like RUNBOX, and use SSL for email transport.
    use DoH (DNS over HTTPS).
    That's a lot of the main ones. Remember, Privacy is a journey - never a destination.
    Callan
     
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