This reference section is designed to provide you with links and resources available elsewhere on the internet centered on the subject of privacy. These include links into our social media network, other privacy sites plus bloggers, vloggers and podcasts that we follow and appreciate.
Feel free to send in other suggestions that you feel would be of use to the wider privacy-focussed community (via DM on our SM groups).
Here you can post anything with the DeGoogle movement!!! Enjoy helping to take down Google’s Evil Empire!!
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
Do Privacy - privacy.do this is where we talk privacy on lemmy
Podcasts are great, and if you enjoy listening to privacy related but entertaining podcasts, here are some of my recommendations.
Meet Kap and Joe! You'll find entertaining but thoughtful talks about .... Anything. Thinking outside 📦 of politics, society, tech ... ♻️🤫
It is just refreshing and always interesting to listen to these two!
The message is in the name of the show. Very interesting podcast with Michael Bazzell.
True stories from the dark side of the Internet
This is a podcast about hackers, breaches, shadow government activity, hacktivism, cybercrime, and all the things that dwell on the hidden parts of the network. This is Darknet Diaries.
Privacy and security podcast focused on the everyday person and using simple tools and techniques to become a smaller target for online attacks. Learn to protect yourself using VPNs, DeGoogled phones, VPNs, TOR, end-to-end encrypted communications, and techniques to help become more private online.
Creating deeply researched and well-sourced essays critiquing some of the most important issues of our time in a non-partisan, non-sectarian way.
Mass surveillance is a backdoor into freedom of speech. Knowledge is power. And power corrupts.
MagLit - A super fast and easy-to-use Free and Open Source Privacy Respecting Encrypted Magnet/HTTP(s) Link Shortener with Password Protection
We've been hearing and reading about how Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) has been impacting peoples' mobile web experience.
Believe it or not, even Android Launchers have 3rd party tracking in them. Here are some FOSS, free and open-source solutions
First things first, when people talk about replacing the OS on an Android phone, they think you need to be a geek to actually get it done! Not so with GrapheneOS. The installation is dead simple!
When it comes to custom ROMs and privacy on a mobile phone, it is always GrapheneOS for me
More than a few people around me are waking up and realizing that the simple cellphone is the weakest link when it comes to privacy.
Every cellphone has its own pre-installed keyboard, and most vendors have great keyboards. Samsung, for example, has the Microsoft Swype keyboard pre-installed, but on top of that also has a Samsung owned keyboard that works pretty much like the Gboard from Google. Both of these are sending data, your data to Samsung and Microsoft, and possibly also to Google! The same goes, of course, for Gboard from Google, which is found on Pixel phones 'out of the box'.
AdAway has been around for as long as I can remember. It was always one of the first apps I installed whenever I had a rooted device. However, when it comes to 'non-rooted' I have mentioned multiple great options in the past. You have plenty of choices with RethinkDNS, AdGuard, NetGuard and the like.
Bitwarden works with almost any device and browser you can mention: Windows, Mac, Linux; iOS and Android; Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and many more niche browsers.
A Password Manager is a must in today's world, but if you can protect yourself further with more than just a password, like two-factor (step) authentication (2FA), then do so. That said, do not use SMS based 2FAs, if you can avoid them.
When it comes to messengers we have Meta (Facebook) with the largest hand in the cookie jar, WhatsApp and Messenger are sadly used by many people, some with excuses like everyone else uses it. When it comes to privacy, these are the worst choices you can make.
When it comes to Photo Storage, both iOS (iCloud) and Android (Google photos) make it easy. However, please do replace them! I back all mine up offline and have it on a USB, but that's me. So if you want a Photo Manager online, where you can share pictures with others or sync between your devices, we have a few good solutions for you.