30 episodes

Privacy and security podcast focused on the everyday person and using simple tools and techniques to become a smaller target for online attacks. Learn to protect yourself using VPNs, DeGoogled phones, VPNs, TOR, end to end encrypted communications, and techniques to help become more private online. Visit the website for more information: https://closednetwork.io

Closed Network Privacy Podcast Simon Walsh

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Privacy and security podcast focused on the everyday person and using simple tools and techniques to become a smaller target for online attacks. Learn to protect yourself using VPNs, DeGoogled phones, VPNs, TOR, end to end encrypted communications, and techniques to help become more private online. Visit the website for more information: https://closednetwork.io

    Episode 30 - No Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy - Third Party Doctrine

    Episode 30 - No Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy - Third Party Doctrine

    Closed Network podcast Episode 30 - Your Data & The Third Party Doctrine

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    -- TOPICS --

    - GrapheneOS adds Android Auto Support



    - Discussion on the Ethos of Closed Network Podcast and community



    - Reflecting over 2023 - Why so long since last show, and the Closed Network Open Bar Hangouts



    - 2024 Plans and goals for sustainability and less reliance on external services:

    - streaming

    - cloud services, data, email, communications

    - communications education, mesh radio, mesh internet etc



    - Why My Push To Self Host Everything or as much as I possibly Can





    My Current Setup:



    - Nextcloud for contacts, and calendars. I sync with my Pixel 7 Pro running GrapheneOS using DavX. Photos are backed up to Nextcloud and I use ente.io as a safety backup.

    - Bitwarden for my password manager

    - VPNS: Mullvad (paid wtih Monero and 10% discount), iVPN.net & Proton VPN (though I don't use much they are slow)

    - Media Server: CasaOS running on Ubuntu Server with JellyFin and Plex Docker images

    - Bitcoin node running on Umbrel also running Dojo Ronin Server for my Samourai wallet running on older Pixel with no service.



    We will be moving Mastodon server from VPS to hosted locally to save money and have more storage



    Massive network upgrade that I will be discussing. I'll be using a combination of PfSense and UniFi equipment from Ubiquity. (I'll explain)

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    4th Amendment & Third Party Doctrine -

    Key issue the court had was the third party doctrine and how it impacts 4th amendment.

    Unites States v Miller, 1976 - A person has no reasonable expectation of privacy as it relates to banking and bank records.

    The third-party doctrine says there is no expectation of privacy in information voluntarily provided to others.

    On June 22, 2018, as the 2017-18 term wound down, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision in Carpenter v. U.S.[1] The Court held, 5-4, that when the police obtain cell site location information (CSLI) about a person's cell phone usage, that action constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment.

    https://www.radford.edu/content/cj-bulletin/home/august--2018--vol--3--no--2-/carpenter-v--u-s----obtaining-extensive-cell-site-location-data-.html#:~:text=On%20June%2022%2C%202018%2C%20as,search%20under%20the%20Fourth%20Amendment.



    Where We Go from Here: The Third-Party Doctrine and Location Tracking After Carpenter

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhVD9PEiY0o



    Example of Google using actual data to act on customers Google and Fi account



    Google refuses to reinstate man’s account after he took medical images of son’s groin

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/aug/22/google-csam-account-blocked

    Framework discloses data breach after accountant gets phished

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/framework-discloses-data-breach-after-accountant-gets-phished/



    Apple knew AirDrop users could be identified and tracked as early as 2019, researchers say

    https://edition.cnn.com/2024/01/12/tech/china-apple-airdrop-user-encryption-vulnerability-hnk-intl/index.html



    How to create strong passwords you’ll actually remember

    https://proton.me/blog/create-remember-strong-passwords



    The Feds can see your notifications:

    https://youtu.be/vg9ETJkeaTE?si=HYuU__w8

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 29 - Matt Hill w/ Start9 - Not Your Server, Not Your Data

    Episode 29 - Matt Hill w/ Start9 - Not Your Server, Not Your Data

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    Michael Bazzell - Irish Exit

    https://inteltechniques.com/blog/2023/11/20/my-irish-exit/



    Matt Hill on Twitter. - https://twitter.com/_matthill_

    Start9 - https://start9.com/

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Episode 28 - Conversation With a Millenial & Zoomer About GrapheneOS

    Episode 28 - Conversation With a Millenial & Zoomer About GrapheneOS

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    Nikki Haley Makes INSANE DEMAND For ID Verification On Social Media

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qMMN5tk8R0

    *play clip



    Somebody's Watching Me...

    https://open.spotify.com/track/3vrm4dNThrhQ0BArrLIUOV?si=ed57fa5cde0d45a6

    0:31 / Fade In



    Firewalls and Network Monitors:



    Windows / Linux - Portmaster by Safing.io



    MacOS - LuLu is the free, open-source firewall that aims to block unknown outgoing connections, protecting your privacy and your Mac! https://objective-see.org/products/lulu.html



    Apple announces that RCS support is coming to iPhone next year

    https://9to5mac.com/2023/11/16/apple-rcs-coming-to-iphone/



    Cool App Of The Podcast: - Get macOS ‘Quick Look’ on Ubuntu with GNOME Sushi

    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/gnome-sushi-mac-quick-for-ubuntu

    "Quick Look"

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 27 - Agency of Technology - Become a Hacker

    Episode 27 - Agency of Technology - Become a Hacker

    Agency Of Technology - Become A Hacker



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    Top US Spies Meet With Privacy Experts Over Surveillance ‘Crown Jewel’

    https://www.wired.com/story/section-702-privacy-meeting/



    Car Companies: Stop Your Huge Data Collection Programs - " Add your name to ask car companies to stop collecting, sharing and selling our very personal information. "

    https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/privacynotincluded/articles/car-companies-stop-your-huge-data-collection-programs-en/



    T-Mobile users say other people’s account information is appearing in their app

    https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/20/23881825/t-mobile-account-security-breach-customer-information-leak



    MULLVAD VPN

    We have successfully completed our migration to RAM-only VPN infrastructure

    https://mullvad.net/en/blog/2023/9/20/we-have-successfully-completed-our-migration-to-ram-only-vpn-infrastructure/





    THREEMA USERS

    Threema for iOS: Chat on the Computer Without a Connection to the Smartphone

    https://threema.ch/en/blog/posts/ios-new-desktop-md



    Why self host?

    You're data can never be sold.

    You never know what "privacy" company you are relying on now decides to sell.



    Google has only got to the behemoth that they are because they have acquired business. Same with Apple.



    DEF CON 31 - An Audacious Plan to Halt the Internet's Ensh*ttification - Cory Doctorow

    The enshittification of the internet follows a predictable trajectory: first, platforms are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rimtaSgGz_4



    The Hacktivist, Award Winning Short Film Documentary:

    Celebrity hacker Andrew 'Bunnie' Huang first clashed with US tech giant Microsoft for teaching others how to modify the Xbox. Almost 20 years later, he is suing the US government to push for the right to use and own technology, all while creating hackable hardware with other tech superstars like whistleblower Edward Snowden and firmware hacker Sean Cross.



    Bunnie is convinced that, “If you can’t hack what you have, you don’t own it.” This documentary tinkers with the hacker’s mind on issues around transparency and privacy in the hardware world, all while Bunnie dismantles his childhood, his philosophy, and his controversy.



    Precursor

    Mobile, Open Hardware, RISC-V System-on-Chip (SoC) Development Kit

    https://www.crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi/precursor

    https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5921



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyYsVeYzbik

    Opening Sound Clip: - Lee Tien - Senior Staff Attorney - EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 26 - Amazon Anon Shopping - TOR - Security - UK Privacy -

    Episode 26 - Amazon Anon Shopping - TOR - Security - UK Privacy -

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    Browse Securely With Whonix & Virtualbox For Free

    VirtualBox

    https://www.virtualbox.org/



    WHONIX

    https://www.whonix.org/



    Phone Number Verification Service: https://sms4sats.com/



    Shop Amazon Anonymously with Anonshop

    https://anonshop.app/



    Request "Off the Record"

    https://brave.com/privacy-updates/26-request-off-the-record/



    Security versus Privacy with your laptops / computers:



    If you're running Linux, it is important to realize you really need to secure your system yourself, it is not as secure a Mac or Windows out of the box.

    With any installation of Linux consider installing and configuring the following:



    - App Armor ( https://apparmor.net/ )

    - Clam AV Antivirus - ( https://www.clamav.net/ ) Cross Platform

    - Firejail Security Sandbox ( https://firejail.wordpress.com/ ) open applications like FireFox in a sandboxed environment



    Null Byte has an older but still great tutorial on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQo9PEdVuIw





    How to Lock Down Your Ubuntu Through App Hardening & Sandboxing

    Full Tutorial: https://nulb.app/x4bl0



    Google: All your content are belong to us

    ON JULY 4, 2023 BY

    https://elizabethtai.com/2023/07/04/google-all-your-content-are-belong-to-us/



    Signal on encryption

    https://social.openrightsgroup.org/@JamesBaker/110661123573401526



    Britain is writing the playbook for dictators

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/05/21/britain-is-writing-the-playbook-for-dictators/



    Damian Collins

    Damian Noel Thomas Collins OBE (born 4 February 1974) is a British Conservative Party politician who formerly served as a junior Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport between July and October 2022. He has been the Member of Parliament

    • 55 min
    Episode 25 - This is informative and unfortunate - GrapheneOS convo w/ The Hated One

    Episode 25 - This is informative and unfortunate - GrapheneOS convo w/ The Hated One

    Website / Donations / Support - https://closednetwork.ioThank You Patreons! - Richard G.

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    Join us on this episode as The Hated One and I have an ad-hoc conversation discussing the GrapheneOS changes with Daniel Micay and the drama around Louis Rossman's latest video. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4To-F6W1NT0

    • 2 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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18 Ratings

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My favorite privacy and security podcast

Simon makes this stuff cool. Love this podcast.

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Good podcast

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Outstanding Podcast

Recently discovered this extremely informative podcast - Please keep up the great work!

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