By Ev Bogue - October 14th 2013
Since everyone knows the United States is involved in an ongoing war on it's citizen's privacy, privacy has become a hot topic for a growing number of American computer users. Over of the past few months, I've watched as the public Internet has grown much 'darker' as informed people begin changing their habits.
However, many of the people I've spoken with have little to no experience reclaiming their privacy. So, I'm seeing a lot of very newb mistakes. In an effort to correct these mistakes, I've written this piece to help educate yourself around using the Internet with pretty good privacy.
Let's start with the obvious. If you use Fuckbook, you're an idiot. Not only do you have to send in a scan of your government ID if you use this service, you also can be censored at a whim, and all of your data is funneled direct to NSA HQ. You're an idiot if you are still using this service. And also, a horrible person for continuing to be complicit in crimes against the Internet in this way. Delete your account now, do not read further. If you do not delete your Fuckbook right now, know I consider you a failure at all life, not just your Internet privacy.
Still haven't deleted your account? Get the off my site.
If you want privacy, do NOT think you can get at ANY centralized service provider. Do NOT think you can get it on a Chromebook. Do NOT think you can get it using a Gmail account. You cannot.
Alright then, let's continue with this lesson.
If you want pretty good privacy, do what the kids did in The Wire. Don't talk on the phones or in cars. Take walks.
In the meantime, there are a lot of people working on better solutions than these. If you want to get involved, learn more about how computers work.
Hi! I'm Ev Bogue. I serve at a restaurant in Fayetteville, NC.
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