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Fri, 06 Dec 2019

Corporate Surveillance

The EFF has a very informative article on corporate surveillance in all its forms - on the web and in real life [0]. It's long but well worth reading. A lot of it won't be new to many of us on the small internet, at least in concept. I was certainly aware that all these forms of tracking existed, but I learned things I did not know about how the various methods work and the lengths the data brokers will go to tie behavioral data to a real person.

posted at: 23:01 | path: / | permalink | eff, fascism, privacy, surveillance

Wed, 14 Aug 2019

Privacy is Dead

I was listening to a news radio story about a woman who tried to divorce herself completely from the big five tech companies (you can guess which ones), which did not go well. She found it was effectively impossible, given the hold these companies have on the internet. Many of us here in the gopher underground or on the small internet have done the same, but really how effective is it?

read more after the break...

posted at: 02:12 | path: / | permalink | big5, data, email, privacy, social

Tue, 02 Jan 2018

Thoughts on Pseudo-Anonymity

Solderpunk talks about pseudonymity [0][1] and the issues surrounding it. Thankfully I do not recall ever reading that bit of bad advice by Eric Raymond.

read more after the break...

posted at: 10:23 | path: / | permalink | privacy, pseudo-anonymity, sdf

Sat, 07 Oct 2017

Thoughts on Privacy

Like many other privacy-minded geeks, I've been trying to lessen my public footprint and use of big-provider emails. I've had my own mail server for many years - In the US I ran my own server from a decent business-class connection with static IPs, but that all went away when we moved to Canada. So I migrated my mail server to Ramnode, where it has been ever since. But for a time during the move, when things were uncertain, I relied more heavily on gmail/yahoo mail. Now that we're settled, I've stopped use of both of them entirely and moved everything back to my own email server again. I don't consider using SDF email in this context, since I don't want to associate my real name with my SDF account.

read more after the break...

posted at: 20:17 | path: / | permalink | data, mobile, privacy, social