1) Your phone / glowing rectangle of choice is the Achilles heel of personal privacy. The best way to clean it is to drill a 3/4 inch hole through the center of the thing and make it part of an attractive mobile, or a wind catcher for an outdoor chime. I threw my last one into a lake over 10 years ago and refuse to get another ... Orwell had a lot right, but even he never believed we'd purchase and carry our telescreens around with us all damn day.
2) Firefox may be better than Chrome on its face, but most of FF's income is generated by google - follow the money and ask where your data is going?
3) Grow outlandish facial hair then shave it all off to the delight of friends and coworkers - same goes for top-hair, if you still have some. Buy several pairs of glasses from zenni optical (they're so cheap it's almost free) and swap around as much as possible to confuse the incessant image-capture devices that are ubiquitous in modern society. Alternatively, if you can't beat 'em join 'em - walk around with your phone in front of your face, effectively blocking the outside world as well as prying eyes.
As an aside, I developed an anti-facial recognition mask and went to market last year, but the response has been tepid at best - any suggestions on my prototype? -
4) If you're using microsoft or mac OS, you may as well give it up. Linux is clunky at times, but no one's bothering to write malicious code for the 14 of us who use it ... it's a thought.
5) Make a point of completely dropping out of any gray-area websites you frequent for months at a time, throwing off sub-contracted federal investigators who rarely play the game long-term :)
It's been a while, fellow topiates. I won't bore you with the deets, as they're boring, but it looks like I may have some down-time coming at me, and I hope to pop in some after we, as a nation, celebrate the subjugation and annihilation of the original inhabitants of this great land of theirs.
Great thread, C&B,
Edited by CatsAndBats, 28 June 2019 - 08:28 AM.