How to remain private on today’s Web ~ Gah!

Tholian Web Spock

When author Julia Angwin has to post a photo of herself online, she now prefers to use a stencil image of her face in order to avoid detection by facial recognition software.
Julia Angwin
Welcome to her paranoid world of trying to frustrate increasingly sophisticated snoops.
http://www.amazon.com/Dragnet-Nation-Security-Relentless-Surveillance/dp/0805098070

Reflecting on her experiment, Angwin writes, “I wasn’t happy with the toll that my countersurveillance techniques had taken on my psyche.” She continues, “The more I learned about who was watching me, the more paranoid I became. By the end… I was refusing to have digital conversations with my close friends without encryption. I began using my fake name for increasingly trivial transactions.”

Links:

Reset The Net ~ “Don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back. Today we #ResetTheNet to stop mass spying. Encrypt everything! Learn how: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/10619-reset-the-net

How to mitigate tracking risks: wrap your phone in tinfoil, quit Google
In new book, Julia Angwin wants to live a modern life while frustrating the NSA.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/how-to-mitigate-tracking-risks-wrap-your-phone-in-tinfoil-quit-google/

Eye Looking Over Person On Computer

Europe won’t save you: Why e-mail is probably safer in the US
German firms aren’t allowed to say anything if they have to hand data over.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/10/europe-wont-save-you-why-e-mail-is-probably-safer-in-the-us/

HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure. Encrypt the web: Install HTTPS Everywhere today.
https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

Private: some search engines make money by not tracking users
DuckDuckGo and Ixquick take a tiny bite out of Google.
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/private-the-search-engines-that-make-money-by-not-tracking-users/

The WhiteHat Aviator™ Web Browser
https://www.whitehatsec.com/aviator/

Ixquick does not collect or share any personal information!
Read more on our privacy position or go directly to Ixquick’s Privacy Policy.
https://www.ixquick.com/

Google Opt Out Feature Lets Users Protect Privacy By Moving To Remote Village
http://www.theonion.com/video/google-opt-out-feature-lets-users-protect-privacy,14358/

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