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In an attempt to make privacy even more accessible, I have created a quick Privacy Checklist that gives people 9 quick tools to increase their privacy online.

thinkprivacy.io/checklist.html

@danarel

It's a decent list but one thing I would add is in regards to OS. People should be told to begin planning to ditch Windows or Mac OS if they're serious about privacy. I look at privacy as a house and the OS as the foundation. It doesn't matter how pretty or cool the porch, garage, indoor pool, etc is if your foundation is rotting and crumbling. If you choose to use a closed source OS from companies with a terrible record of privacy then you will always be unsafe.

@danarel I find this very sound security advice and privacy advice against maybe direct state surveillance but most people don't suffer from direct state surveillance. They suffer from surveillance capitalists siphoning all the data and using it to manipulate them in their everyday life.

The checklist should definitely have an adblocker, using private browsing or containers for some sites and avoiding certain proven bad actors. Advising against SMS and not FB Messenger strikes as especially odd

@danarel
Online password manager?! 🙄🤦🏻‍♂️ I'd go with keepass
Why Authy and not andOTP (F-Droid)?
And Posteo.

@AAMfP Read this.

Those are great options for some, but not everyone. ThinkPrivacy is about reaching new to privacy folks, not those who are going to set up harder to use, applications.

blog.privacytools.io/thinkpriv

@danarel
Yup. It's always better to start in the right way, isn't it? 😉

@AAMfP It sounds good, but doesn't work in practice. There are lots of good, privacy centric apps that get the job done for someone with almost no threat level apart from wanting to keep their accounts more secure than they are now.

Trying to get someone from 0 to 100 will more than likely ensure they remain at 0.

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