I started paying attention to privacy when I read 1984 during the quarantine. The lack of privacy that the proles lived in stunned me. They were constantly being surveilled by Big Brother and I saw a lot of parallels. …


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The state of privacy today

Privacy is what allows you to keep certain things from the public — your thoughts, experiences, conversations, and your plans. Privacy is how we can explore new ideas. If we can’t speak without fear of repercussion, we can’t formulate our ideas, or test them against alternate perspectives. Our lives, translated…


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When we buy a new tech product, we often return to what we’re used to. As we continue to learn more about the societies that surveillance capitalism creates it’s time to think about upgrading to privacy-focused products.

Data leaks happen. Unfortunately, they aren’t stopping anytime soon. There is nothing you…


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Tech companies that request data, like location, on our mobile phones are considered the norm nowadays. Until relatively recently, what was being done with it was not well understood, but we are starting to get a clearer picture of how our data is being used and who has access to…


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If a stranger came up to you on the street and asked for your home address, would you give it to them? You’d probably ignore them and walk away, right? Imagine, for a moment, that’s not an option. A stranger will let you walk away, but the Internet does not…

Malachi Diaz

I enjoy writing about privacy tools and finding ways to take down the surveillance economy. Also learning to play the guitar.

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