Tech Security 101
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Richard Stallman’s site–check out his shitlists
- A list of companies that “have your back”
Useful Browser Plugins
- Add Block Plus
- uBlock Origin
- Privacy Badger
- Https Everywhere
Visualizing online tracking
- Panopticlick See your unique online fingerprint
- who you are according to facebook #votewithyourlikes
- Lightbeam (browser plugin)–shows 3rd party trackers
On Trusting Trust
is an interesting demonstration of how a backdoor could be written into a programming language and made undetectable, rendering all security useless.
- Riseup offers “red” and “black” VPN services
- Nord VPN
- video introduction to vpns
- Same guy as above personal VPNs for security (less technical)
Tor and onion routing
- Basic Overview–a pretty thorough list of sites to remove yourself from with links to many more
- Google locking your shit down
- Facebork locking your shit down
- The one simple step to remove yourself from the internet completely
- Mint Good for new Linux users with a look and feel similar to windows
- Ubuntu Good for new Linux users with a look and feel similar to mac
- Tails and anonymous operating system you can boot off a USB. Useful for all that research you’re doing for that novel you’re writing.
- Debian Great if you’re concerned about propietary/non-free firmware. Not great if you want to have a life.
- Kali If you don’t know what Kali is you shouldn’t be using it for those ideas you get when you figure out what it’s for. You will fuck up. Useful for people who want a legit career in tech security.
You can learn a lot from black, grey, and even whitehat hackers about security, surveillance, etc.
- Talk by a PI about how fucked we are
- How Tor users got caught
- Forensic Fails
- Eff Panel
- Eff Panel (another)
I’m also a proponent of learning everything we can about computers. It helps us become more than just consumers of technology and it empowers us to make informed decisions.
- Intro to CS
- Crash Course Computer Science
- Computerphile (short videos on various topics like Tor or exploits)
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. My goal is to demystify this shit and make is as approachable as I can. If I don’t know the answer, we’ll figure it out together.