Oct. 31, 2021

Balancing privacy with mental health, plus second realms w/ j43

Wondering how to find the right balance of privacy and convenience, or struggling with the mental strain of a journey towards personal privacy? This episode, we're sitting down with j43 to chat about the mental strain that can be caused by a journey towards privacy, and a deeper look at parallel economies or "second realms".


Wondering how to find the right balance of privacy and convenience, or struggling with the mental strain of a journey towards personal privacy? This episode, we're sitting down with j43 to chat about the mental strain that can be caused by a journey towards privacy, and a deeper look at parallel economies or "second realms".

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j43's recommended ways to Opt Out:

  • Use HTTPS only!
  • Blocking trackers, at DNS/IP whenever possible
  • Blending into the noise, having a portion of your digital identity that looks more "normal" to corporations and 3rd parties
  • DYOR and find a good VPN provider that you trust
  • Don't rely 100% on Tor for privacy alone

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Cypherpunk

Infrastructure and security engineer for three decades. research focuses on unix, linux, and bsd systems, distributed-computing, cryptography, communication protocols, and offsec tooling. ancillary research includes philosophy, human psychology, and audio/video manipulation. tor operator for seven years, free and open-source contributor, and an archivist by default. believes in a return to an internet to where every human being has control over their data and services. runs one of the largest invite-only self-hosted platform on the internet.