What I’m Using for Privacy

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November 23rd, 2016

In the past weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about online privacy. I’ve been setting up a new Mac (a Hackintosh, to be precise) which means that I’ve been installing my day-to-day software. Many of these programs are ones that I’ve chosen over the years specifically to enhance my online privacy and aren’t ‘stock’ applications.

Over the next few posts I’ll go over each piece of my privacy puzzle and explain why I chose it over the standard applications. As a collection I think that they represent a pretty good start at locking down my online presence, and you might find my thought process useful. I’m also open to constructive criticism…if you think I’ve missed something, let me know.

I’ll list what I’m using in the following table and and provide links to the individual articles explaining my choices as they are written.

Category What I use Instead of
email Thunderbird Apple Mail, GMail etc
IM Signal Anything
Cloud SeaFile Any commercial service
Cell / voice calls Facetime Just dialing a number
Encryption PGP Not encrypting
Web search DuckDuckGo Google
Browser Tor Bundle Safari
Operating system MacOS Windows

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