14 episódios

Learn how to protect yourself online using the world's most popular free software.

Linux Confidential Scott Blayney

    • Tecnologia

Learn how to protect yourself online using the world's most popular free software.

    Episode 17: Weekly Privacy News Update

    Episode 17: Weekly Privacy News Update

    Privacy watchdog taking Facebook to court, says company breached privacy laws

    Privacy commissioner: Facebook are 'morally bankrupt pathological liars'

    The Future of Computing and Why You Should Care by Purism Founder and CEO Todd Weaver

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    • 10 min
    Episode 16: Privacy through compartmentalization

    Episode 16: Privacy through compartmentalization

    Happy Easter!

    Here's the article that started today's episode: https://www.fastcompany.com/90311396/incognito-mode-wont-keep-you-private-try-browser-compartmentalization

    Here's the series on Fast Company called The Privacy Divide: https://www.fastcompany.com/section/the-privacy-divide

    Test your browser here: https://panopticlick.eff.org/

    Document on how your browser can be fingerprinted: https://panopticlick.eff.org/static/browser-uniqueness.pdf


    • 5 min
    Episode 15: Facebook is not your friend

    Episode 15: Facebook is not your friend

    Facebook was in the news today. It seems that after agreeing to security audits every 2 years back in 2011, they are now suing the FTC from releasing the findings of these audits. What are they trying to hide? I guess privacy only works one way for Facebook, when it suits them! Read the full article at http://fortune.com/2019/04/17/facebook-ftc-privacy-reports/

    And just when all eyes are on Facebook, another revelation that they unintentionally uploaded millions of contacts from people's phones. Although they are making reparations, the question we should be asking is, "Why is so easy for apps like Facebook to steal contacts from my phone?" Maybe someone should come up with a more secure phone. Wait, somebody did! More on that in a future podcast. Read full article at https://www.thestreet.com/investing/stocks/facebook-slips-after-admitting-email-contact-upload-in-latest-privacy-glitch-14931015

    • 6 min
    Episode 14: 5G Apocalypse?

    Episode 14: 5G Apocalypse?

    In today's episode you might think I wear a tin foil hat, but I'm deeply disturbed after watching the documentary, "5G Apocalypse - The Final Extinction." You can watch it here: https://sachastone.com/5g-apocalypse-the-extinction-event/ or https://youtu.be/VxwXImHGGyY

    Here are my points:

    1) There have been no health tests on 5G technology to demonstrate that it is safe, despite the research showing that other EMF technologies are actually harmful to humans.

    2) 5G wireless is actually the same technology used in microwave ovens, radar, and for crowd control. It is not an upgraded version of 4G, it is totally new.

    3) 5G might be weaponized for crowd control (not sure if this is possible).

    4) 5G could be used, along with cell phone tracking technology, to locate your exact whereabouts at all times. This could happen even in your own home.

    5) There are experts who are saying that chem trails are being used in preparation for this technology. By dispersing nano-particles into the atmosphere to be absorbed by our bodies we become luminescent to 5G radio waves and therefore stand out against the background.

    6) One person mentioned the Chinese Social Credit System, it was at exactly 58 minutes. 

    If any of these points are true, then there needs to be a public outcry and backlash against it. We can't afford to let this happen and so potentially allow life to be destroyed. 

    Truly, we are being led by madmen.

    • 8 min
    Episode 13: Quick update

    Episode 13: Quick update

    Rather than try to explain how to configure your browser in a podcast I'm focusing my attention on video editing on Linux and will start sharing these types of lessons via Youtube. 

    I have news that the hardware vendor I've been working with will be ready with their affiliate program in another week or so. Stay tuned!

    I have a Facebook page set up at https://www.facebook.com/Linux-Confidential-392592561534514

    More lessons coming soon...

    • 4 min
    Episode 12: Windows security in China, VPN comparisons, and uBlock Origin config notes

    Episode 12: Windows security in China, VPN comparisons, and uBlock Origin config notes

    Check out these articles by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: 



    Also, for an *impartial* comparison of VPN providers check out: 


    And for a walk-through of uBlock Origin check out the Youtube video by The Hated One:


    • 14 min

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