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[Video] You Should Delete Your Whatsapp ASAP

TheHatedOne tells us why no one should be using Whatsapp.

[Article] You Should Be Using an Old Computer

There is a war being waged on general-purpose computing. Every year manufacturers come up with new ways to make your computer harder to repair thereby increasing e-waste. Every year software companies make their ecosystems more locked down giving you less and less control over your own devices. To not use an old Thinkpad is to be on the wrong side of this war.

[Video] Fixing Social Media for Good

Recent events have brought the issue of social media censorship to the forefront. Luke Smith proposes federated platforms as a permanent fix for social media censorship.

[Video] TikTok - a Trojan Horse into China's Dystopia

If you’re a US-based company that endangers national security through personal data collection and manipulation of public opinion through propoganda (Facebook) you get a slap on the wrist from the FTC while the NSA pats you on the back. If you’re a Chinese-based company doing more or less the same (ByteDance) you get an executive order banning you from doing business in the United States.

Social Media Alternatives

You don’t want to miss out on social media, but you also don’t want to deal with tracking scripts, ads and other nonsense that comes along with using proprietary walled garden platforms. Luckily there are publicly available privacy-respecting alternative front-ends for popular social media sites.

The Nonlinearity of Intelligence

“I know from my own experience that there is much more to ‘intelligence’ than an IQ number. In fact, I hesitate to believe that any system could really reflect the complexity and uniqueness of one person’s mind, or meaningfully describe the nature of his or her potential.” – Daniel Tammet

Get an Anonymous Phone Number with DTMF.io

DTMF.io is the best service I’ve come across for an anonymous phone number. There is no third party Javascript. The web portal is available in several languages. It requires no personally identifiable information (PII) to sign up and supports 2-factor authentication. It has a reasonable price tag and a v3 onion address for Tor. It supplies landline, mobile, SIM mobile and toll-free phone numbers from all over the world. You can pay with Bitcoin, Lightning, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero and Perfect Money.

Using Email

Most email users are using email the worst way possible. Let’s talk about the right way to use email.

Use Free Software

Free software is defined by the four essential freedoms. Learn why each freedom is essential and how they work together to protect users.

Back Up Your Data

This post is a public service announcement about backups inspired by the post I lost. I’ve had my own backups for over 5 years, and never have I lost any data from those backups. The following advice is meant for individuals, not a corporate or business setting.