Videos

When is it too late to start worrying about my personal privacy?

Hint -- never 😉

Listen to @Diverter_NoKYC dispel the myth of it being too late to start caring in this soundbite.

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Where does privacy fit in to opting out of a broken (or breaking) economy or society? How can we build parallel economies using privacy tools? This episode, we're sitting down Juraj Bednar to chat about his own personal privacy journey, how parallel economies can (and will!) work, and what role Bit…

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What is privacy, really? Is it just about hiding?

@Diverter_NoKYC gives an *excellent* breakdown on what privacy is (and isn't) in this soundbite.

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Ever wondered how you can easily self-host tools, or thought about hosting tools for friends or family to use? This episode, we're sitting down Diverter to chat about his favorite hosting solution, Yunohost, the importance of hosting tools for friends, family, and online communities as "Uncle Jim",…

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Should self-hosting be the first step for people wanting to take a step towards privacy?

@JEhrenhofer discusses why he thinks we should on-board users to tools first (or host for friends/family!) and then help educate on how to self-host later.

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Wondering how you can contribute to FOSS projects without being able to code, or why privacy needs to be the default option in tools you use? This episode, we're sitting down with Justin Ehrenhofer to chat about contributing to FOSS projects as a non-dev, why privacy by default matters, and where M…

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Personal privacy is an ever-evolving journey, and it's important that you go at your own pace.

@TheNewOil1 dives into why it's so important to pace yourself, and some potential strategies you can take to keep taking steps along the privacy journey.

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@TheNewOil1 hits on an *extremely* important point here that it's often not worth the hit to your mental health or time to pursue privacy goals that don't fit your threat model.

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Can someone else build my threat model for me?

In this soundbite I break down how a threat model is extremely personal and depends on how *you* value your data and what could happen if you lost control of the privacy surrounding it.

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How do I prioritize my focus when building a personal threat model?

@TheNewOil1 breaks it down for you into two simple categories -- how likely is the threat to happen, and what are the consequences if that threat does occur?

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Wondering what the difference is between privacy, security, and anonymity and how the three intersect? How about what a threat model is and how to develop one for yourself? This episode, we're sitting down with Nathan from The New Oil to chat about threat modeling, the intersection of privacy, secu…

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Ever wondered how you can help to build a circular economy via cryptocurrency, either locally or online?

@maxtannahill speaks to that here, love the idea of "a nation of shopkeepers" gaining traction due to the power of cryptocurrency and the internet!

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How do I define a simple threat model?

To dig a little deeper into the concept of threat models without getting too daunting, I broke them down into two general camps.

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How do iOS and de-Googled Android (like @CalyxOS) compare in security and privacy?

@maxtannahill breaks down why de-Googled Android brings the best of both worlds from iOS and Android to you, the user.

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How should I think about my own privacy needs?

Listen in here as @maxtannahil explains why protecting yourself against drag-net surveillance is well within your reach.

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Wanting to learn more about mobile privacy, but not sure where to start? This episode, we sat down with Max Tannahill to chat about mobile OSs, surveillance, and cryptocurrency.

More about Max:

Mamushi, a CalyxOS Pixel retailer -- https://mamushi.io/
Max's Twitter -- https://twitter.com/maxtannah…

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This week, I got the pleasure of sitting down with Henry from Techlore to chat about digital minimalism, privacy education, and some of the tools and projects that Henry recommends for taking back control of our privacy and data in an ever increasing world of data capture, tracking, and sharing.

M…

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This week, I got the pleasure of sitting down with k3tan to chat about privacy, self-hosting, and some of his favorite tools.

More about k3tan:

k3tan's blog -- https://k3tan.com/
k3tan's Twitter -- https://twitter.com/_k3tan
Blog post on restarting your digital identity -- https://k3tan.com/start…

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Why should I write down or share the things I'm learning about privacy with others?

k3tan shares how helpful writing down what you're learning and sharing with others can help you to hone your own understanding of topics in ways you simply can't outside of educating.

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June 24, 2021

Welcome to Opt Out

Welcome to Opt Out!

I hope you enjoy this short intro which I’m using to introduce the podcast and go ahead and get it published across all major platforms in preparation for our first episode on 6/1.

Thanks for listening, and be sure to subscribe on your favorite app or to the RSS feed at https:…

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So I want to become more private, but what are some practical steps I can take? Where do I start?

Listen to k3tan give his guidance on some practical steps you can take to improve over time.

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So you want to start using FOSS, but how do you vet each project and tool? One of the best ways is to start with software recommended by people you trust around you.

And if you're not sure -- ask in other FOSS-centric communities!

Listen to @_k3tan and I chat about that here.

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Why is FOSS important, and why choose to use it over closed-source software?

k3tan dives in here, breaking down why it matters, what you can do with FOSS, and how you can contribute back.

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