Recent #privacy posts:

  • You can have more than 2 DNS providers! Get around censorship of and other dictator DNS services. Here's how on Windows 7. Instructions for other versions of Windows will be similar. - Go to Control Panel. - Go to the group Network and Internet, then Network Connections. - A window will pop up with many connections. Click once in "Internet Protocol Version 4". NOTE: This only changes settings for IPV4! You will have to do the same for IPV6 if you use that. - Click Properties for IPV4. - At bottom of this other popup window click Advanced button. - Click DNS tab. - On DNS tab click Add button near top of screen near "DNS Server Addresses". Now add another DNS server. Limit of DNS servers is unknown. - The DNS servers will be queried in the order they appear in this list. - Now click OK on the many windows until you are done saving the settings. And here are more ways to uncensor yourself including more DNS providers, other OS like TAILS (which you can install on and boot from a USB flash drive), proxy servers, more secure browsers that disable trackers, less censored social media like Minds.com and Gab.com, other networks like Tor and Zeronet, and mor! https://pastebin.com/keaAnRzf If you have a good DNS tool to add please comment on this post. #censorship #uncensor #censorshipsucks #dns #privacy #anonymous #anonymity

  • Snowden says don't use Wifi, I explain why https://youtube.com/watch?v=KXEe2kqiYIM Snowden said this week: "I wouldn't use WiFi at home, because global maps of every wireless access point's unique ID—including yours—are free and constantly updated. I would use ethernet; yes, ethernet on a phone." Using ethernet on your phone? I explain why you shouldn't turn your wifi router on, and why you shouldn't turn your phone into a hotspot. It's shocking how unsafe it makes your location. Resources from the video: USB-C to ethernet adapter: https://amzn.to/2lOVBoy Lightening to ethernet adapter: https://amzn.to/2nWyNns Wigle.net provides an amazing resource for WiFi mapping. They also respect the privacy of anyone who requests their information to be removed from the database. To have records of your access point removed from their database send an email to: WiGLE-admin[at]WiGLE.net (please include BSSID (MAC) in removal requests). Also, append the tag ‘_nomap’ or ‘_optout’ to your SSID to stop other website tracking your location. #privacy #surveillance #opsec #snowden #wifi

  • Everything you need to know about Snowden's book "Permanent Record", and why he's being sued for it https://youtube.com/watch?v=bd900ZsYlx4 Snowden's new book "Permanent Record" is a brilliantly insightful commentary on the state of the world. It's a chilling examination of the current global surveillance apparatus that he helped to build, and a nostalgic look at the early internet and everything that we've lost since then. I go over my favorite passages, and my biggest takeaways from the book. Also, visit the organization Snowden is President of: https://freedom.press/ 1:17 - why the book is important, Snowden's philosophical view, why we might not want to trust what the government tells us 3:28 - bitcoin, today's crash, DOJ suit will "be good for bitcoin", Snowden's bitcoin usage (more in this interview with Snowden here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDydB3z-6Y0 ), how private is bitcoin? 6:44 - this book will be good for bitcoin, why the govt wants to ban the book, how to donate crypto to Snowden, learning about encryption and privacy techniques at Snowden's organization visit https://freedom.press/ 9:22 - encryption is important (for everything, not just money), how the internet functions (different protocols), why you shouldn't use credit cards or bank cards: use cash and hard money 12:52 - First thoughts on book - I went from thinking sovereignty of money was the most important thing we can do as a society, to realizing that maintaining privacy was just as important -- not just for ourselves, but to protect everyone 15:54 - Our superficial understanding of surveillance and how it goes much deeper than we realize. We understand PRISM intellectually since 2013, but the scope of surveillance outlined in this book is mind boggling. Every single phone call, email, photo, conversation had close to a microphone, thing typed on a keyboard (even if never searched for) is recorded and stored FOREVER in a permanent record and this information is accessible and easily searchable by huge numbers of NSA workers who have "the keys to the kingdom" with almost no oversight, and no prosecution for breaking the law and searching our private histories (because to charge these people would be to admit these illegal govt programs exist). Google created an index so this database can be easily searched, pulling up recordings and even screen recordings of your computer/phone. 27:48 - the solution is encryption. "Deleting" things doesn't delete them. Encrypt, don't delete. Rely on yourself, don't rely on a broken system to fix the problem they created. 30:15 - history of the cypherpunks. They knew cryptography was the answer. What happened since? How was the early internet different from today? "To this day, I consider the 1990s online to have been the most pleasant and successful anarchy I've ever experienced." 36:05 - Move from early internet of freedom to current internet where online identity is inextricably linked to real identity. How it creates a more polarized society. How a permanent record hurts children growing up in the digital age, and enforces "fidelity to memory, identarian consistency, and ideological conformity" 43:00 - difference between your country and the state. The deep state is not the underground cabal we expect. We're in the Orwellian nightmare we always dreaded, we just haven't figured it out yet because it's comfortable. 47:50 - We need to face the fact that we're in an Orwellian surveillance state, reject the idea that "it's not that bad" because it's already sinister and going to get progressively worse for our children, and start taking individual responsibility and make informed choices. Snowden's first encounter with "the chain of command" and "proper channels", and how these failed him because our system is broken. 53:33 - Why the system is designed to never allow change, why our democracy currently isn't work, and those in power are disincentivized to change regardless of the opinions of the majority. "Getting its rules changed to serve the interests of the majority would involve persuading the rule makers to put themselves at a purposeful disadvantage ... the people who create the rules have no incentive to act against themselves." Recommended Books: Permanent Record - Edward Snowden https://amzn.to/305negc What has the government done to our money - Rothbard https://amzn.to/2KMzmcu Naomi's Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy! Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076 Faraday bag wallet (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, and phone) https://amzn.to/2SUkPhu Data Blocker (if you're charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred) https://amzn.to/2SVh0J2 Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe!) https://amzn.to/2SXYHmf Phone privacy screen (don't let people in public see your private data) https://amzn.to/2YyJMnH #snowden #surveillance #privacy

  • 5 EASY security tips to protect your privacy https://youtube.com/watch?v=oIg9BUFQ7dg Staying safe on your phone or computer is difficult. Too often, the choices we make actually compromise our privacy. Here are 5 easy steps you can take to actively take back control of your privacy. #privacy #surveillance #digital #security #hack

  • Does your wallet leak your information? https://youtube.com/watch?v=Ey6dwywljXI It's shocking how much information about your finances can be leaked depending of what kind of crypto wallet you have. Josh Ellithorpe, senior software engineer at Coinbase, talks about the different kinds of non-custodial wallets, what you need to be careful of, and what you can do to protect your privacy. #bitcoin #blockchain #privacy #surveillance #wallet

  • Cash bans: the shocking things hidden in the bill https://youtube.com/watch?v=AgYwFekUef8 I chat with Andrew Thaler about the cash bans going on around the world, and the shocking things snuck into the Australian Cash ban bill that no one is talking about. Cash Ban exposure draft page https://www.treasury.gov.au/consultation/c2019-t395788 Section 7 politician exemption. https://www.treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-07/Exposure%20draft%20-%20Currency%20%28Restrictions%20on%20the%20Use%20of%20Cash%29%20Bill%202019.pdf Digital current ‘definition’ https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00011 #bitcoin #surveillance #regulation #cashban #privacy

  • What's the most private way to buy things online? https://youtube.com/watch?v=61q0vXAtU9E Haven is the new app for Open Bazaar. A decentralized marketplace. Your information doesn't get shared or collected or stored in the cloud. It stays right in your phone, and your transactions are all peer-to-peer. So many people talk about how much they don't like platforms like facebook and amazon taking their data. It's time we supported applications that are protecting our data and our privacy. Check out Haven and set up a store, and let me know the address of your store so that I can post it in my video description! #decentralize #privacy #openbazaar #surveillance #crypto

  • What would Milton Friedman say about Bitcoin? https://youtube.com/watch?v=5Y-zBNgZH3c Milton Friedman was one of the twentieth century’s most inspiring champions of individual liberty. He was the 1976 winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, and in this 1999 interview he spoke about the need for an internet currency that couldn't be tracked. "The one thing that's missing, but that will soon be developed, it's a reliable e-cash." This week was his birthday, so I thought it was a great opportunity to celebrate his life by sharing his thoughts on internet money! Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman! #bitcoin #blockchain #privacy #miltonfriedman #economics

  • Australia Bans Cash Transactions over $10k, Bitcoin exempt! https://youtube.com/watch?v=q6D2EfnbiBI Australia plans to ban cash transactions for amounts over $10k AUD ($6900USD). This reflects a worldwide crack down on cash use, and is a huge violation of financial privacy. It also forces people to use the banking system, pay bank fees, and trust banks with their financial data whether they want to or not. Draft legislation of this ban has just been released, and it exempts cryptocurrency. Can cryptocurrency save us from having all of our purchases tracked and recorded? #bitcoin #crypto #privacy #news #regulation

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qpw6VouK3w&t=453s In this interview from Bitcoin Conference 2019 in San Francisco, CA Edward Snowden via video conference speaks on Bitcoin, Privacy, Freedom, and Operational Security. #edwardsnowden #bitcoin #privacy

  • Snowden: Privacy and Bitcoin, at Bitcoin 2019 Conference https://youtube.com/watch?v=UDydB3z-6Y0 It was an incredible honor for me to introduce Snowden at Bitcoin 2019 this year. He was the most wonderful speaker, and focused on privacy in his talk: the importance of privacy, the difficulty of achieving it, and how "lack of privacy is an existential threat to bitcoin." He also encouraged everyone in the interest of privacy to deny that they own any Bitcoin. Thank you so much for sharing your time with us, Snowden. #bitcoin #privacy #snowden #surveillance #blockchain

  • Best ways to protect your privacy, with Jameson Lopp https://youtube.com/watch?v=QpE4PGg8ei0 Jameson Lopp is a leading privacy expert, and CTO of Casa. Last year he documented his own journey into extreme privacy, and his company is at the forefront of promoting sovereignty for the individual and helping them to live more free and secure lives. He chats with me at Consensus about this, and shares some fantastic tips for how we can all protect our privacy in our day-to-day lives. #privacy #security #blockchain #bitcoin

  • DASH vs PIRATE (ARRR) A technical comparison between strongly named and highly valued privacy centered cryptocurrency DASH and the strongly upcoming private cryptocurrency PIRATE. https://medium.com/piratechain/dash-vs-pirate-arrr-31386a460ab8 #dash #pirate #arrr #privacycryptocurrency #cryptocurrency #privacy #privatecryptocurrency #private #comparison DASH vs. Pirate (ARRR) Ein technischer Vergleich zwischen der stark und hoch bewerteten datenschutzzentrierten Kryptowährung DASH und der stark aufkommenden privaten Kryptowährung PIRATE. https://medium.com/piratechain/dash-vs-pirate-arrr-5f2e8e9e5eb6 #kryptowahrung #vergleich

  • Invisible, anonymous, private, PIRATE The difference between a transparent blockchain and Piratechain https://medium.com/piratechain/invisible-anonymous-private-pirate-924203629d1a https://pirate.black Blockchain technology is seen as groundbreaking and, according to experts, is supposed to eclipse everything that has existed before. #piratechain #pirate #arrr #pirates #privacycryptocurrency #anonymous #bitcoin #privacy #cryptocurrency #anonymouscryptocurrency #invisible #private-the blockchain industry is regularly making progress. Everybody tries to realize his ideas and to make the Use-Case suitable for the masses. The most common use case are the transactions of crypto money. Even if crypto currencies have not yet established themselves on the free market, it will only be a matter of time before Bitcoin, Komodo and Co. are adopted and accepted. One of the biggest problems with blockchains is the lack of data protection. If you look at the BTC transactions, you can always draw conclusions about sender and receiver. Who sent when and how much, all this gives a transparent address (Public Key). This means that if I know your address, I know when and how much and to whom you have made a transaction. I don’t care what you have in your account. But there are people who are interested. Even if it is only to create a profile of you to check your buying behavior or to monitor you. This invasion of privacy is already taking place. And it will get worse in the future. Already there are companies that offer institutions to find out everything about an address. Exchanges are obliged to surrender your data at the request of certain instances if you have registered on an exchange that participates in the know-your-customer principle. Let’s look at a standard public transaction in the Bitcoin Explorer. We can see data such as size, times and the fairy and the amount of BTC sent and received on the other side. We see transparent and public addresses that can be further analyzed. One can draw conclusions about sender and receiver. Since one address can be assigned to the cold-wallet of Bitfinex, it is possible to draw conclusions about the person of the other address. Let’s have a look at the Bitfinex address: Bitcoin Block Explorer Bitcoin Block Explorer is a web tool that provides detailed information about Bitcoin blocks, addresses, and… blockexplorer.com Not bad what? If it was your address, would you want everyone to know how much BTC you have? Do you want your data to be public to everyone? If you move on transparent blockchain, you pay with your data. That’s the difference to a private blockchain. Pirate is such a private blockchain. And Pirate is more than that. While data can still be read on other private chains or data protection is only optional, Pirate is invisible. Pirate does not release data, no metadata can be read. Thus no conclusions can be drawn about the user. Nobody cares how much money you have in your wallet. PIRATEchain and the coin ARRR stand for absolute anonymity and data protection. Let’s have a look at a transaction in Pirate’s Explorer. We see in itself only things, with which one cannot draw conclusions. We neither see a PublicKey nor do we see the amount of the transaction. Even if someone knows your address, no one can see your balance. With PIRATEchain you are invisible. Check your own address in Explorer and see for yourself: PIRATE Explorer PIRATE Insight Explorer. explorer.pirate.black Protect your privacy and don’t believe that crypto currencies are anonymous. Only late it was realized that the blockchain as such, is not anonymous. Privacy Coins try to solve the problem. Pirate is such a privacy coin and has solved this problem. Invisible, anonymous, private. PIRATE! Further Links: Twitter: @piratechain-telegram https://t.me/piratechain Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/piratechain Bitcointalk Topic: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4979549.0 Discord: https://discord.gg/Bd4nY7C

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbESaRhcH7s In this brief presentation, we look at Man In The Middle Attacks also known as MITM. This video is intended for those new to online safety and security but I hope old hats will like it as well. Cyber Security has many facets but we all have to start somewhere. For more information on Man In The Middle Attacks please go to the following links: Wikipedia.org Entry: Man-in-the-middle attack: http://bit.ly/2SEZC9m MakeUseOf.com: What Is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack? Security Jargon Explained http://bit.ly/2SzQkf2 #cybersecurity #maninthemiddleattack #privacy #security

  • What is Monero? https://youtube.com/watch?v=A0bYmy88iGU I chat to FluffyPony at the Satoshi Roundtable this year, I apologize for calling him "Ricccarrod" in a previous interview, and we discuss Monero! #monero #bitcoin #blockchain #privacy #crypto

  • A world with no police? With Pete "Mance" Raymond https://youtube.com/watch?v=ELHaeSUNeFk At Liberty Forum this year, I chatted with Pete 'Mance' Raymond, the "Free Man Beyond the Wall". We talked about ways that people can be more free today, and what the world would look like with private police. If you don't listen to Pete's podcast, you definitely need to start: freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com #libertarian #security #police #privacy

  • How Encryption Works https://youtube.com/watch?v=1SA4NGsQtsM I interview Kieran Mesquita, Head of Blockchain at BlockBoxx, to get a 101 explanation on how encryption works and how it's involved with bitcoin technology. #bitcoin #blockchain #encryption #privacy

  • New CashShuffle server v0.4.0 is now out with WebSocket support. This should allow web wallets to integrate shuffling features! #bch #privacy

  • Grin launched today! Grin vs Beam, a mimblewimble discussion https://youtube.com/watch?v=LQGDhfKR0a4 Today the genesis block of Grin was mined! It is the second Mimblewimble Privacy Coin to be launched. Mimblewimble is a protocol that makes transactions indecipherable, and it was named after a spell in Harry Potter. Kieran and I talk about the history of Mimblewimble, the first implementation of Mimblewimble launched earlier this month (Beam), and the difference between the 2 projects. #mimblewimble #grin #beam #privacy

  • Is all privacy created equal? Ring signatures vs coin mixing, with Chris Karabats https://youtube.com/watch?v=Se42EJl0Vf4 What is the difference between coin mixing, zkSNARKs, and ring signatures? Is privacy of a system jeopardized if the privacy function is optional? I talk to Chris Karabats about privacy, and bitcoin confidential. We also announce that Smartcash has just been integrated onto bitbacker.io! #bitcoin #blockchain #privacy #zksnarks #smartcash