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Welcome to Opt Out, where I sit down with passionate people to learn why privacy matters to them, the tools and techniques they’ve found and leveraged, and where we encourage and inspire others towards personal privacy and data-sovereignty.

Opt Out Seth For Privacy

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    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Welcome to Opt Out, where I sit down with passionate people to learn why privacy matters to them, the tools and techniques they’ve found and leveraged, and where we encourage and inspire others towards personal privacy and data-sovereignty.

    Global surveillance, VPNs, and Tor w/ Smuggler

    Global surveillance, VPNs, and Tor w/ Smuggler

    Wondering how global surveillance could realistically work, or how VPNs can play a role in your privacy? This episode, we're sitting down with Smuggler to chat about global surveillance, a realistic look at VPNs (and Tor!), and his journey as a cypherpunk.

    More about Smuggler:
    Smuggler's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/smuggler/Cypherpunk Bitstream Podcast -- https://taz0.org/bitstream/Smuggler's blog -- https://opaque.link/Smuggler's paper on global surveillance -- https://opaque.link/post/2011-06-16-global-spying/Smuggler's recommended tools to Opt Out:
    CashGlasses and mask for physical privacyFace-to-face meetingsShipping containers as a Faraday cageVoice masking technologyThis week's project to help you Opt Out - Whoogle:
    Github -- https://github.com/benbusby/whoogle-searchMy instance: https://search.sethforprivacy.comMy instance on Tor: http://nuifgsnbb2mcyza74o7illtqmuaqbwu4flam3cdmsrnudwcmkqur37qd.onionSetting it as your primary search instance -- https://github.com/benbusby/whoogle-search#set-whoogle-as-your-primary-search-engineOpt Out's Sponsors:
    Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://www.optoutpod.com/sponsors/#sponsor-cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://www.optoutpod.com/sponsors/#sponsor-localmoneroSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://www.optoutpod.com/support/Reviews -- https://www.optoutpod.com/reviews/new/Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Transitioning to Linux and CalyxOS w/ Chris Blec

    Transitioning to Linux and CalyxOS w/ Chris Blec

    NOTE: Apologies for the audio issues in this one, there was packet loss on Chris's side that only was apparent once we finished. If you have questions about a specific question please email me at seth@optoutpod.com or reach out on Twitter and I'll do my best to clarify it!

    Wondering what it's like to take the dive and switch to Linux and CalyxOS at once? How does the recent push for vaccine mandates impact our journey towards privacy? This episode, we're sitting down with Chris Blec to chat about his journey to Linux and CalyxOS, security and privacy in cryptocurrency, our thoughts on the privacy implications of vaccine mandates, and much more.

    More about Chris Blec:
    Chris Blec's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/chris-blec/Defi Watch -- https://defiwatch.net/Proof of Decentralization podcast -- https://anchor.fm/proof-of-decentralizationChris Blec's recommended tools to Opt Out:
    Privacy.com, a payment card aliasing service -- https://privacy.com/Simple Login, an email aliasing service -- https://simplelogin.io/Catch-all email addresses via ProtonMail -- https://protonmail.com/support/knowledge-base/catch-all/This week's project to help you Opt Out - Teddit:
    Teddit -- https://teddit.netGit -- https://codeberg.org/teddit/tedditMy public Teddit instance -- https://teddit.sethforprivacy.comOpt Out's Sponsors:
    Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://www.optoutpod.com/sponsors/#sponsor-cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://www.optoutpod.com/sponsors/#sponsor-localmoneroSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://www.optoutpod.com/support/Reviews -- https://www.optoutpod.com/reviews/new/Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Coreboot, FOSS firmware, Pop_OS!, and System76 w/ Jeremy Soller

    Coreboot, FOSS firmware, Pop_OS!, and System76 w/ Jeremy Soller

    Have you been thinking about switching to Linux for your daily driver, or wondering what Coreboot or open-source firmware are? This episode, we're sitting down with Jeremy Soller to chat about System76, the company that makes my laptop (among others) and are behind Pop_OS!, a user-friendly Linux distribution.

    More about Jeremy Soller:
    Jeremy Soller's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/jeremy-soller/More about System76:
    Website -- https://system76.com/About System76 -- https://system76.com/aboutsystem76 Pop_OS! -- https://pop.system76.com/Pop_OS! chat -- https://chat.pop-os.orgSystem76 open firmware -- https://github.com/system76/firmware-openThe System76 Lemur Pro, my laptop -- https://system76.com/laptops/lemurMore about Coreboot:
    Docs -- https://doc.coreboot.org/Jeremy Soller's recommended tools to Opt Out:
    Tor browser, and easy to use anonymous web browser -- https://www.torproject.org/BitcoinFirefox, a FOSS and privacy-preserving browser -- https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/My recommended Firefox hardening guide -- https://chrisx.xyz/blog/yet-another-firefox-hardening-guide/Opt Out's Sponsors:


    Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://www.optoutpod.com/sponsors/#sponsor-cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://www.optoutpod.com/sponsors/#sponsor-localmoneroSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://www.optoutpod.com/support/Reviews -- https://www.optoutpod.com/reviews/new/Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Cryptoanarchy and freedom w/ Pavol Lupták

    Cryptoanarchy and freedom w/ Pavol Lupták

    What is crypto-anarchy? How can I opt out if my country has become too authoritarian or dangerous to remain in? This episode, we're sitting down with Pavol Lupták to chat about what crypto-anarchy is and why permanent residencies can be a way to physically (and financially) opt out of broken systems.

    More about Pavol Lupták:
    Pavol Lupták's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/pavol-luptak/A slideshow on Pavol's top 30 mobile tools for privacy -- https://slides.com/nethemba/my-top-30-sovereignty-appsLiberation.Travel website -- https://liberation.travel/The mission of Liberation.Travel -- https://liberation.travel/the-mission-of-liberation-travel/Pavol Lupták's recommended tools to Opt Out:
    Incognito, a privacy-centric exchange platform -- https://incognito.org/Session, a metadata-reduced Signal fork -- https://getsession.org/Purism Librem 14, a security-first Linux laptop - https://puri.sm/products/librem-14/QubesOS, a privacy-preserving and security-focused Linux distro -- https://www.qubes-os.org/CalyxOS, a privacy-centric de-Googled Android OS -- https://calyxos.org/Monero, a privacy-preserving cryptocurrency that functions as digital cash -- https://www.getmonero.org/This week's project to help you Opt Out - Monero:
    Website -- https://getmonero.orgMore info on Monero -- https://www.monerooutreach.org/gallery/know-monero.htmlWhy we need Monero -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8quGD9W7B2I and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq6w03E2DS4Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://cakewallet.com/LocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://localmonero.coHow to buy Monero -- https://www.monerooutreach.org/how-to-buy-monero.htmlHow to run a Monero node -- https://sethforprivacy.com/guides/run-a-monero-node/How to mine Monero -- https://sethforprivacy.com/guides/mining-monero/Github -- https://github.com/monero-project/moneroOpt Out's Sponsors:
    Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://www.optoutpod.com/sponsors/#sponsor-cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://www.optoutpod.com/sponsors/#sponsor-localmoneroSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://www.optoutpod.com/support/Reviews -- https://www.optoutpod.com/reviews/new/Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Sponsor Special w/ Vik Sharma from Cake Wallet

    Sponsor Special w/ Vik Sharma from Cake Wallet

    Wondering what mobile Monero wallet I use and recommend and why I chose to take Cake Wallet on as a sponsor? This episode, we're sitting down with Vik Sharma, owner of Cake Wallet, the newest sponsor of Opt Out.

    More about Vik Sharma:
    Vik's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/vik-sharma/More about Cake Wallet:
    Website -- https://cakewallet.comReddit -- https://www.reddit.com/r/cakewallet/Telegram -- https://t.me/cakewallet_botTwitter -- https://twitter.com/cakewalletGithub -- https://github.com/cake-tech/cake_walletSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://www.optoutpod.com/support/Reviews -- https://www.optoutpod.com/reviews/new/Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!

    • 25 min
    Sponsor Special w/ Alex from LocalMonero and AgoraDesk

    Sponsor Special w/ Alex from LocalMonero and AgoraDesk

    What's the best way to buy and sell Monero while maintaining personal privacy? This episode, we're sitting down with Alex, co-founder of LocalMonero, the newest sponsor of Opt Out.

    More about Alex:
    Alex's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/alex/More about LocalMonero:
    LocalMonero's website -- https://localmonero.coLocalMonero onion address -- http://nehdddktmhvqklsnkjqcbpmb63htee2iznpcbs5tgzctipxykpj6yrid.onion/LocalMonero i2p address -- http://lm.i2p/LocalMonero Reddit --  https://www.reddit.com/r/LocalMoneroLocalMonero Telegram -- https://t.me/LocalMoneroLocalMonero Forum -- https://forum.localmonero.coMore about AgoraDesk:
    AgoraDesk's website -- https://agoradesk.comAgoraDesk onion address -- http://2jopbxfi2mrw6pfpmufm7smacrgniglr7a4raaila3kwlhlumflxfxad.onion/AgoraDesk i2p address -- http://agoradesk.i2p/AgoraDesk Reddit -- https://www.reddit.com/r/AgoraDeskAgoraDesk Telegram -- https://t.me/AgoraDeskSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://www.optoutpod.com/support/Reviews -- https://www.optoutpod.com/reviews/new/Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!

    • 25 min

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8 Ratings

Anarchosalvo ,

Seth for privacy education ! Mic level up

Valuable interviews, information, and insights into tools I didn’t know exist. If you like tech lore podcast, this goes hand in hand. This is an interesting subject matter that everyday people think about, but don’t always speak about. [the mic levels are too low and should be turned up - Seth sounds like he is trying to have a private conversation in an office]

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