To make you all feel better security is an illusion,it’s almost like Linus and Charlie Brown with the blanket. Its nice to hold onto and say but if it’s digital it’s backdoor’d and has been since 2004.
I will show you a few things and all you can do it jump, make it dirty, and encrypt. It seems these days everyone wants this useless data on everyone to sell, manipulate, mine, etc.
The best thing you can do to data either A make it non existent or B make it dirty. Once it’s dirty it’s worthless.
Internet / Cell Phone providers are all on the take and are the worst and filtering internet traffic. If you lived in China they are all about censorship, what you see what you do and in the name of protection. How would science every develop if someone oversaw your every thought or action?
One night I was on the net drinking a few bottles of wine on my favorite torrent site clicked on a music from an artist I have never even heard of. The next day when I woke up they had pushed a copyright message to all of my servers, phones, tablets, etc.
I had to log in and acknowledge what I downloaded. Talk about getting busted for shit.. It took just that one time before I know the ISP was filtering everything coming in and out of my network so I only use private Proxy services from then on.
TOR is always being talked about (The Onion Routing) Network.. it’s slow as hell and full of man in the middle exit nodes and shit. I can’t trust it at all. You can use it if you have more patience then before dial up existed. I can’t list the source I use for mine but it has been very good overall. I would get some non logging service outside the US. That way when you use it your ISP can only see encrypted traffic going out to servers outside of the country and can’t log everything you do.
I would also setup the web browsers and apps with static settings if you are really concerned about privacy. This is just in case it disconnects it doesn’t default back to your real location.
I was reading a an article about Audio Fingerprinting last month and it will make you open your eyes. Everything is traceable but you don’t need ads pushed in your face all day long trying to sell you crap.
Look into an anonymous proxy service and not HMA that is already backdoor’d.
Another thing is a great password manager like Keepassx it is the best thing out there because it resides on your machine and not on the internet and it has worked great for me. One thing I like is you can search the database so quickly to find what you want. Great password manager and worth the download, it’s truly old school.
Last but not least “Make it Dirty”.. Have multiple email addresses and data you can use to mix things up a bit and if you don’t feel comfortable giving real information out then don’t. Let them sell your junk over and over. Or change the data once it’s setup to junk data. Just make sure that if its money related you always pay your bill.. As long as it’s not fraudulent there isn’t much they can do. For all the other rewards system’s out there selling your data to marketing companies and telemarketers they want to sell you shit so you might as well give it to them.