So privacy online is becoming a thing in 2018, and I think it’s great. More people than ever before are using VPNs, encrypted messaging and so on. Not that we have anything to hide, but it’s similar to closing your curtains when it gets dark - It isn’t that you’re up to anything nefarious, you just want it to be your own business and no one else’s.
For those of you who need a good starting point, I recommend this site:
For others, what do you use? Do you have any software/tips/practises you’d like to share?
I’ll go first
I use ProtonMail (https://protonmail.com/) for private email, even things like email receipts for what I purchase. It shocked me to learn that Google store all of your ‘products and purchases’ based on the email confirmations you receive. I’d prefer if that stays between me and the company.
Right now I’m looking at VPNs but it’s an absolute minefield out there. I’d also love to use an encrypted messaging app, but the barrier to entry here is that you need to get your contacts to do it as well