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Comrade 09/04/2019 (Wed) 15:34:15 No. 808
I know this is likely a common thread and shitty question, but where would a newfag baby socialist who wants to work on improving his general privacy start? And are there any good resources online for learning more about specific tech subjects (Obviously preferably free)?
Privacy from who?
Protection from general tracking I guess? Mostly just looking for sources of places to educate myself on these things above all else because I'm probably obviously completely clueless on these subjects.
lmao, reads like spurdo
easy mode:
use firefox.
install ublock and activate filters you think are useful.
activate containers in firefox.
make dedicated containers for each account you have:
- netflix account container
- google account container
- etc.
download (and use) temporary containers extension (published by mozilla i think)
Note: it's kind of inconvenient, but you essentially create a new identity each temporary tab.
download decentraleyes extension.
unrelated but recommended: auto-tab discard to save on ram and cpu resources.
the new firefox version released yesterday has a lot of improvements on cpu.
I ask because unless you have a particular threat model in mind, (which most people don't), you can't even know whether any countermeasures are effective. It leads to pointless discussion between tech illiterates such as "which the most secure browser".

1. Run opensource local software whenever possible.
2. Next chose web software because of the strict sand-box.
a. Firefox with ublock origin or uMatrix
b. Set cookies to at least clear after session
c. You'll need a current list of privacy harding flags. Understand what they do and the consequences before blindly pasting them into about:config
3. If burger, you may just want to use a VPN all the time. ISPs sell data and there's no privacy laws to effectively prevent that.
4. Phones users are absolutely fucked. No exceptions. All apps are spyware. Zoomers don't even know the word spyware anymore because everything is spyware.
5. You can't use "social media" in a privacy conscious way. It exists to spy on you, so opting out is the only way.
6. Corporations buy/sell/share data between each other, so once a data event is recorded it will be in multiple databases forever. Best is to make sure that data event never happens.

If you need more, it's tor browser with javascript off.
install gentoo
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- block 3rd party cookies
- block 3rd party scripts (pic related, will break a lot of sites)
- disable referer header
- use linux and open source software
- don't reuse usernames
- dnscrypt or DNS-over-HTTPS

Read up on these programs. Though many browsers are open source few actually collect zero data about their users. This is mitigated easily and should not be overlooked. If you're dealing with a nation state level threat you may well be fucked either way but it never hurts to take extra precautions, especially ones as simple as switching your browser.

Otherwise do as >>667 says
uBlock collects user data. You can turn it off but it’s on by default. I think something like NoScript is better.
> Use keepass to generate passwords for all websites
> Invest in an iron key USB drive usually costs between 40 to 80 bucks these are password protected flash drives that you can program to only open on certain computers, and can be bricked remotely. You can also set it up to brick itself if someone enters the wrong password.
> You want to have keepass on your iron key not on the desktop itself and certainly not on some cloud system.
> For security you want to have bit defender and Comodo firewall.
> Comodo is anoying as fuck but does the job of the fire wall pretty well for a free program.
> Use a combination of TOR and other vpns never pay for a VPN plenty of free VPN services that do just fine.
> Use a second iron key for your most secret of secret info
> Their are tons of programs that let you send encrypted emails for free but good luck setting this up with anyone from first hand experience most people will just call you crazy and refuse to download the decryption key.
> Find your routers IP address look it up on any browser a screen should come up asking for a username and password username is almost always admin password is almost always password from their change the password using keepass.
> Duct tape your face if all else fails


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