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Memorise as much as possible
Specifically, questions like "best VPN", "best cloud storage" etc. seem to come from people who are quite new to online privacy, and tend to come from the wrong mindset. Namely, that any data you store on networked hardware, or anything 'cloud', then you must assume that it has been harvested by LE and will be available for them to review at any point in the future.
never maximize the Tor window
Not going to hold your hand here but d/Opsec is a good place to start.
Using AI to track people in TOR:
If you really want to know, I think Mullvad is the best VPN
I'm a linux coder, I can make an encryption tool which is basically unbreakable under Linux. Anybody wanting to port it to Windows, I'll make it available.It uses the NaCL library (also know as SALT of course), AES256, SHA256SUMs, and the only way to crack it (that I can think of) is by guessing the initial password.
Reinette Senum interviews a NorCal county worker whistleblower and exposes how Covid-blood-money is funneled from the Federal HHS to individual states’ Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), ultimately to be distributed to all the counties to create this electronic statewide healthcare record system. This will allow all government and its agencies, schools, clinics, higher education, law enforcement -and more- access to your medical records, including mental health, 24/7 and without your consent or knowledge.To some, this may seem innocuous. But in the era of “abuse of power,” lack of government transparency, and the dystopian specter of China’s Social Credit system, one quickly realizes this is a slippery slope.By design, Covid is the driving mechanism and justification for installing this personally invasive digital medical system.
You will always have as much privacy and freedom as you're willing to fight for.
The tax-prep companies—TaxAct, H&R Block, and TaxSlayer—are said to have “shared millions of taxpayers’ data with Meta, Google, and other Big Tech firms” using computer code known as pixels, according to the report by congressional Democrats.Pixels are used across the Internet as pieces of code on websites that are used to gather information about visitors.Companies, such as advertisers, use that information to understand the website users’ interests and behaviors.“Tax-prep companies shared extraordinarily sensitive personal and financial information with Meta,” the report said.Collected data include names, tax information, and details of dependents among others. ...The data of users were collected via Meta Pixel and Google Analytics.TaxAct’s Meta Pixel deployment collected the following information on taxpayers:full namesemail addresscountrystatecityzip codesphone numbersgenderdate of birthfiling statusapproximate adjusted gross incomeapproximate refund amountnames of dependentsbuttons clicked onlineweb browser usedIn addition, TaxAct used another Meta tool to collect indicators of whether a taxpayer was the head of the household, had certain assets, investment income, mortgage interests, standard deductions, charitable contributions, Schedule Cs, and student loan interest. ...TaxAct collected “substantially similar” data using Google Analytics.“H&R Block and TaxSlayer also revealed an extensive list of data shared via the Meta Pixel, including transmitting information on whether taxpayers had visited pages for many revealing tax situations, such as having dependents, certain types of income (such as rental income or capital gains), and certain tax credits or deductions,” the report said.Taxpayer privacy laws contain penalties for violating the rights of those who pay taxes, including large fines and potential jail time.Tax preparers are required to obtain written consent from the taxpayer before disclosing their tax return information to a third party.The report notes that, by handing over such data to Meta and Google, the three tax-prep firms violated the law.Violation of the law comes with criminal penalties of up to $1,000 per instance as well as jail time of up to a year.Since the companies shared the data of millions of taxpayers, they could be on the hook for billions of dollars in potential criminal liability
The tax-prep companies—TaxAct, H&R Block, and TaxSlayer—are said to have “shared millions of taxpayers’ data with Meta, Google, and other Big Tech firms” using computer code known as pixels, according to the report by congressional Democrats.
What do most of you use for taxes?
How do you get your bills? Online? Do you get mail?
How do you think you get marketing mailers from national brands that you never used?
In contrast, the electric utility just said, "Fine, no SSN, we need a $100 deposit (refundable once I terminate service in good standing)." That's what those idiots at the gas company couldn't even remember.
Online, and mail, to my real address of course. But not in my real name.