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NOTE: Apologies for the audio issues in this one, there was packet loss on Chris's side that only was apparent once we finished. If you have questions about a specific question please email me at seth@optoutpod.com or reach out on Twitter and I'll do my best to clarify it!

Wondering what it's like…

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Have you been thinking about switching to Linux for your daily driver, or wondering what Coreboot or open-source firmware are? This episode, we're sitting down with Jeremy Soller to chat about System76, the company that makes my laptop (among others) and are behind Pop_OS!, a user-friendly Linux di…

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What is cryptoanarchy?

@wilderko jumps into a key topic in this soundbite from Season 1, Episode 9 of Opt Out.

For the full episode, go to: https://www.optoutpod.com/s1e9/

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What is a "zero-day exploit", and why should I be aware of them?

@wilderko breaks down what a 0day is, and what they can mean for your personal security in this soundbite from Season 1, Episode 9 of Opt Out:

https://www.optoutpod.com/s1e9/

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Why should I be concerned with my privacy if I trust my current government?

@wilderko shares how people should use history to incentivize personal privacy in this soundbite from Season 1, Episode 9 of Opt Out:

https://www.optoutpod.com/s1e9/

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Even ideas on taxation shouldn't divide, and instead should unite people around a common cause of privacy.

I speak to the concept of privacy being compatible with multiple approaches to taxation in this soundbite from Season 1, Episode 9 of Opt Out:

https://www.optoutpod.com/s1e9/

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How did technology enable parallel economies like @Paralelni_polis?

@wilderko speaks to how the rise of technologies like @torproject and #Monero enabled building Paralelni Polis in this soundbite from Season 1, Episode 9 of Opt Out:

https://www.optoutpod.com/s1e9/

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Why should I start becoming familiar with privacy tools and parallel economies today?

I speak to the freedom that can come from embracing personal privacy, even physical freedom in this soundbite from Season 1, Episode 9 of Opt Out:

https://www.optoutpod.com/s1e9/

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What makes cryptoanarchy of interest to me? What makes it stand out above other similar approaches?

I share my thoughts on the realistic approaches cryptoanarchy takes in this soundbite from Season 1, Episode 9 of Opt Out:

https://www.optoutpod.com/s1e9/

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Anyone can use @CalyxOS, not just geeks!

@wilderko and I speak to the user-friendliness of CalyxOS, and how approachable it is in this soundbite from Season 1, Episode 9 of Opt Out:

https://www.optoutpod.com/s1e9/

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What is crypto-anarchy? How can I opt out if my country has become too authoritarian or dangerous to remain in? This episode, we're sitting down with Pavol Lupták to chat about what crypto-anarchy is and why permanent residencies can be a way to physically (and financially) opt out of broken system…

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Wondering what mobile Monero wallet I use and recommend and why I chose to take Cake Wallet on as a sponsor? This episode, we're sitting down with Vik Sharma, owner of Cake Wallet, the newest sponsor of Opt Out.

More about Vik Sharma:

Vik's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/vi…

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What's the best way to buy and sell Monero while maintaining personal privacy? This episode, we're sitting down with Alex, co-founder of LocalMonero, the newest sponsor of Opt Out.

More about Alex:

Alex's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/alex/

More about LocalMonero:

Lo…

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Why do many people willingly give up their privacy daily?

@seanodiggity explains how companies often provide strong incentives for you to sacrifice privacy and give them your data willingly.

Listen in to this soundbite from Season1, Episode 8 of Opt Out.

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Can't we all just become hermits and move off the grid to remain private?

@seanodiggity talks about a common myth and suggestion he has to combat in this soundbite from Season 1, Episode 8 of Opt Out.

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How are opportunities around privacy growing today? Is personal autonomy closely linked to personal privacy?

@seanodiggity
digs into the world of privacy today and the vast opportunities and difficulties we face in this soundbite from Season 1, Episode 8 of Opt Out.

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Wondering what alternatives are available for Twitter or similar centralized and censored services? This episode, we're sitting down with Sean O'Brien to chat about the need for decentralized and censorship-resistant micro-blogging and short messaging platforms.

More about Sean O'Brien:

Sean …

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What can I do to help participate and grow parallel economies?

@jurbed gives great insight into the easiest way to dive into parallel economies today in this clip from Season 1, Episode 7 of Opt Out.

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Why is privacy important to building and maintaining parallel economies?

@jurbed explains why privacy is not only important, but a defining characteristic of parallel economies in this clip from Season 1, Episode 7 of Opt Out.

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What is money, and why do we need a parallel version of it in Bitcoin and/or Monero?

@jurbed shares a fascinating concept of money as a "memory of good deeds" in this clip from Season 1, Episode 7 of Opt Out.

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When I'm getting into the "memory of good deeds" of cryptocurrency, why should I avoid know-your-customer (KYC) exchanges? Why does cryptocurrency cost more on p2p exchanges like @LocalMoneroCo and @bisq_network?

@jurbed and I dig into how KYC leads to a perceived discount here:

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Should we be forcing everyone into a parallel economy and/or parallel form of money?

I really love @jurbed's approach here of building a parallel economy in the hopes that people will wake up and try it out, but not hoping for the total collapse of other systems.

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Why should I worry about privacy if my country is free and I'm happy here?

@jurbed
uses his past experience to explain that countries can quickly take drastic turns, and protecting your privacy allows you to better handle those sudden shifts.

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What is self-censorship, and why is it important to understand?

What causes it?

Myself and @Diverter_NoKYC
get into that idea in this short soundbite from Season 1, Episode 6 of Opt Out.

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