Information security is the ever evolving process of using the best tools at your disposal to protect your data. Online privacy is about retaining control over who should be able to access your data as well as if, when, how, and for what purpose your data should be collected, stored, used, or shared.
Everyone has a right to privacy, and systems that are built to collect as little data as possible and handle it as securely as possible can help you exercise that right.
Unfortunately in a world where data is frequently over-collected and mishandled, where most tech companies (from Big Tech to the small company down the street) rely on a business model known as surveillance capitalism, where governments and regimes around the world are increasingly turning to broad surveillance powers to control and influence the public, and ultimately stifle dissent, choosing products and services that respect your privacy is not enough.
Privacy is a basic human right that is increasingly under threat all around the world, and while this guide can be a good place to start understanding your power and the individual choices you and your family/community/business can make to protect that power, at some point you might feel the need to take action, to organize, to protest. That’s okay, that’s needed.
Here’s some help navigating this project…
If you’d like to explore in some detail some of the ways you can start caring about your privacy and your security online, visit the Good Practices Guide.
If you’d like to quickly take a look at some of the alternatives you can switch to or some of the reasons why you might want to switch to the Signal messenger, feel free to jump to the Quick Guides page.
If you’d like to scroll a list of tools I recommend, from password managers, to web browsers, to messaging services, then the Tools page is what you’re looking for.
If you’d like to read, watch, and listen to some of the best articles, videos, and podcast episodes I’ve come across so far, the Insights page is waiting for you.
If you’d like to go deeper, and start following some of the people, organizations, news outlets, and podcasts I follow, feel free to go to the Resources page.