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Protecting your online privacy - Basic Info

Samurai_Lucy Jul 7th, 2014 (edited) 5,158 Never
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  14. Greetings--
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  16. This paste is designed to get you started in protecting your online privacy and is by no means a comprehensive guide to all there is on online privacy.  However if you do read/implement the info you will have gone a long way in protecting your privacy and securing your computer as far as browsing is concerned
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  18. Privacy is related to your security and vice versa but keep in mind this paste is directed more at the privacy aspect of your online usage. Internet security is a whole topic unto itself and you will need to educate yourself about it to more fully protect yourself.  But you have to start somewhere and I hope this provides you with a good foundation.
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  20. For more on internet security please see: http://pastebin.com/Jtpntpff
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  22. The paste has been divided up into "General/Guides/Good Practices" and "Add-ons/Tools".  The first section includes articles/guides that are more comprehensive and a bit more technical than the second section articles, which more or less simply suggest which add-ons your should use.
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  24. If you are truly serious you will read the articles from both sections but if you have to pick one section to read thru make it the first one.. without a doubt.
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  26. *Aspiring hackers please note you will have to learn/do a lot more that just follow through on the info relayed here to be safe enough to commit felonies. just saying is all.
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  29. ***Remember the more you know the better you can protect yourself and tailor your setup to best preserve and maintain your privacy.  The playing field is dynamic, ad groups and data miners are conscious of the rising consumer awareness and plotting new ways to get at your data - keep vigilante. Additionally, no one link or article is going to solve your security and/or privacy needs.   And there is no protection against stupid - exercise commonsense, let this information guide you in choosing what is best for you.  
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  33. Encryption is not covered in this paste though a few links do discuss it.
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  38. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%  GENERAL/GUIDES/GOOD PRACTICES  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
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  40. This one will give you idea of just how much info is being given up by your computer:
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  42. Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies.  https://panopticlick.eff.org/
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  45. Guide Against Mass Surveillance
  46. - knowledge and tools
  47. - very comprehensive
  48. > https://www.privacytools.io/
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  51. Online privacy and using the internet safely
  52. - VERY comprehensive and you will undoubtedly learn a lot from this
  53. - browser to online banking to messaging you name it they have it!
  54. - lots of links incorporated into it
  55. > https://www.privacyrights.org/consumer-guides/online-privacy-using-internet-safely
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  58. EPIC Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools
  59. - wide range of privacy aspects covered
  60. - geared for general public vs say aspiring hacktivist/hackers.
  61. > http://epic.org/privacy/tools.html
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  64. Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online
  65. > EFF Guide to staying safe
  66. > https://ssd.eff.org/en
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  69. How To: Privacy & Security Conscious Browsing
  70. > Comprehensive
  71. > Those at low risk can implement the recommendations at the start
  72. > https://gist.github.com/atcuno/3425484ac5cce5298932
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  75. Better Web Browsing
  76. -Excellent tips, apps and info
  77. > https://help.riseup.net/en/security/network-security/better-web-browsing#browser-extensions
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  81. A Complete Guide To Privacy Online
  82. - Nothing is complete but this guide sure covers a lot topics!
  83. - This really a good blog to for related topics
  84. - provides a lot of services/links
  85. http://www.greycoder.com/privacy-roadmap/
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  89. The ultimate guide to staying anonymous and protecting your privacy online
  90. - ranges from simple add-ons to more technical user-agent switching
  91. - covers a few aspects of privacy lacking in other guides/articles.
  92. > http://www.extremetech.com/internet/180485-the-ultimate-guide-to-staying-anonymous-and-protecting-your-privacy-online
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  95. Privacy in the Age of the Smartphone  
  96. - very comprehensive for everyday user
  97. - handy table of contents let's you skip to topic of choice
  98. https://www.privacyrights.org/consumer-guides/privacy-age-smartphone
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  101. How To be safe,secure and protect your online anonymity
  102. - a bit more technologically advanced if you will
  103. - great diagrams explaining TOR and VPN
  104. > http://sourceforge.net/projects/anonguide2/files/ultimateanonguide2.pdf
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  107. End your reliance on proprietary software and curtail NSA spying
  108. - MANY languages - see "About" page
  109. - Worth a read along with http://www.alexanderhanff.com/prism-break-dangerously-misleading #OpNewBlood
  110. > prism-break.org
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  113. How to browse without leaving a trace. - "Private mode" is not enough
  114. - very enlightening article about the traces you live on the internet
  115. - the two scripts offered maybe intimidate many readers but they are doable.
  116. > http://lifehacker.com/5395267/how-to-really-browse-without-leaving-a-trace
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  118. What your Zip code says about you
  119. > http://klou.tt/1k1hkx1s2jnq4
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  122. Browser fingerprinting
  123. - research, defenses
  124. - forum thread from @Cryptostorm_is
  125. - lots of in-depth info, a bit technical some users
  126. > https://cryptostorm.org/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=2867
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  131. Debated putting these last two in at all but review is never a bad thing.
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  133. 4 Simple changes to protect your privacy and prevent online tracking from EFF
  134. > https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/4-simple-changes-protect-your-privacy-onlin
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  136. 5 Smart ways to keep your browsing private
  137. - Be sure to read the above article along with this one as the info on "private mode" is weak
  138. - really pared down article and its last for a reason.
  139. > http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57363219-285/five-smart-ways-to-keep-your-browsing-private/
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  143. As stated above privacy is related to security and you'll need to do further reading on internet security and
  144. this article would be a great start:
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  146. Want to protect your privacy? Secure your computer.
  147. > https://www.privacyrights.org/securing-your-computer-maintain-your-privacy
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  152. ***Please note: TrueCrypt has been deemed unsafe at time of this writing - please find out its status before using
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  160. Each article has something to offer and I really suggest you check each one out - if anything you will learn a lot.
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  163. 5 must have security browser add-ons
  164. > http://www.techrepublic.com/article/five-must-have-security-browser-add-ons/
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  167. Info on Firefox and security/privacy add-ons
  168. - Lots of info on that site!
  169. > https://securityinabox.org/en/firefox_main
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  172. Best browser extensions (add-ons) to protect your privacy
  173. > http://lifehacker.com/the-best-browser-extensions-that-protect-your-privacy-479408034
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  176. 8 Internet Privacy Tools.
  177. > http://blog.laptopmag.com/anonymous-internet-privacy-tools
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  180. 5 essential privacy tools
  181. > http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/07/19/5-essential-privacy-tools-for-the-next-crypto-war/
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  184. Firefox addon warns you of NSA PRISM surveillance
  185. > http://www.hacker10.com/other-computing/firefox-addon-warns-you-of-nsa-prism-surveillance/
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  190. &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&  SITES OF INTEREST  &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&7
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  192. https://www.privacyrights.org/
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  194. https://www.eff.org
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  196. https://www.privacyinternational.org/
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  198. https://prism-break.org/en/
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  201. &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&  ANONYMOUS  &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
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  203. We Are Anonymous
  204. We Are Legion
  205. We Do Not Forgive
  206. We Do Not Forget
  207. Expect Us.
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