38 episodes

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

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 21 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.

    How FediMints could ease onboarding and privacy in Bitcoin w/ Eric Sirion and Matt Odell

    How FediMints could ease onboarding and privacy in Bitcoin w/ Eric Sirion and Matt Odell

    This episode, we're sitting down with Eric Sirion and Matt Odell to chat about FediMints, a fascinating and unusual new proposal that seeks to ease onboarding and privacy on Bitcoin with important trade-offs.
    More about Eric Sirion and Matt Odell:
    Eric Sirion's guest profile -- https://optoutpod.com/guests/eric-sirion/Matt Odell's guest profile -- https://optoutpod.com/guests/odell/More about FediMints:
    Website -- https://fedimint.org/Github Organization -- https://github.com/fedimintFediMints Telegram room -- https://t.me/+-AsKtcH4Geo2ZTU0Citadel Dispatch episode feat. FediMints -- https://citadeldispatch.com/cd45/Opt Out's Sponsors:
    Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#localmoneroIVPN, an ethical, no-nonsense, non-logging VPN provider -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#ivpnSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!Support the show

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Special: Live YouTube Q&A!

    Special: Live YouTube Q&A!

    Welcome to the first ever live Q&A on Opt Out! We covered a ton of topics ranging from personal privacy, self-hosting, Bitcoin, Monero, privacy-preserving donations, future plans for the podcast, and much more.
    Thank you to all those who joined live, and please let me know if you have any questions or want to dive more deeply into any of the topics we touched on here!
    Mentioned resources:
    https://sethforprivacy.com/posts/how-monero-uniquely-enables-circular-economies/https://localmonero.co/knowledge/remote-nodes-privacyhttps://sethforprivacy.com/posts/proposed-bitcoin-privacy-improvements/https://sethforprivacy.com/posts/privacy-first-steps/https://sethforprivacy.com/about/#my-community-resourceshttps://optoutpod.com/episodes/s1e08-sean-obrien/Opt Out's Sponsors:
    Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#localmoneroIVPN, an ethical, no-nonsense, non-logging VPN provider -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#ivpnSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!Support the show

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Private messaging via Session w/ Kee Jefferys

    Private messaging via Session w/ Kee Jefferys

    Looking to explore alternatives to Signal and heard of Session, but not sure what sets it apart? This episode, we're sitting down with Kee Jefferys, CTO of Session, to chat about their Session messenger and it's approaches to chat, encryption, and network privacy.
    More about Kee Jefferys:
    Kee's guest profile -- https://optoutpod.com/guests/kee-jefferys/More about Session:
    Website -- https://getsession.org/Twitter -- https://twitter.com/session_appGithub -- https://github.com/oxen-ioNon-profit behind Session -- https://optf.ngo/Running an OXEN node -- https://docs.oxen.io/using-the-oxen-blockchain/oxen-service-node-guides/full-service-node-setup-guideOpt Out's Sponsors:
    Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#localmoneroIVPN, an ethical, no-nonsense, non-logging VPN provider -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#ivpnSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!Support the show (https://optoutpod.com/about/#donations)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Anonymous SIM cards via Silent.Link

    Anonymous SIM cards via Silent.Link

    Have you been struggling to find ways to get a usable and long-lasting phone number without giving up your ID or privacy? This episode, we're sitting down with Silent.Link to chat about their phone number service via eSIMs.
    More about Silent.Link:
    Website -- https://silent.link/Twitter -- https://twitter.com/silentlink1Matrix -- matrix://@support:silent.linkEmail -- support@silent.linkOpt Out's Sponsors:
    Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#localmoneroIVPN, an ethical, no-nonsense, non-logging VPN provider -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#ivpnSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!Support the show

    • 38 min
    Monerotopia conference special w/ Douglas Tuman

    Monerotopia conference special w/ Douglas Tuman

    This episode, we're taking a break from the normal structure of Opt Out to focus on a conference I'll be attending and speaking at in April, Monerotopia, and learn more about it from the creator, Douglas Tuman.
    More about Douglas Tuman:
    Douglas' guest profile -- https://optoutpod.com/guests/douglas-tuman/More about Monerotopia:
    April 7th, 2022 – Miami Beach, FLWebsite -- https://monerotopia.com/Buy a ticket ASAP -- https://monerotopia.com/product/majority-ticket/Supporting Opt Out:
    Donations -- https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!Support the show (https://optoutpod.com/about/#donations)

    • 42 min
    Self-hosted search via Whoogle w/ Ben Busby

    Self-hosted search via Whoogle w/ Ben Busby

    Looking for a privacy-preserving and light-weight search tool that you can self-host? This episode, we’re sitting down with Ben Busby to chat about his project, Whoogle search.
    More about Ben Busby:
    Ben’s guest profile – https://optoutpod.com/guests/ben-busby/More about Whoogle:
    Github – https://github.com/benbusby/whoogle-searchInstalling Whoogle – https://github.com/benbusby/whoogle-search#installMy Whoogle instance – https://search.sethforprivacy.com/Opt Out’s Sponsors:
    Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet – https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero – https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#localmoneroIVPN, an ethical, no-nonsense, non-logging VPN provider – https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#ivpnSupporting Opt Out:
    Donations – https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!Support the show (https://optoutpod.com/about/#donations)

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Seido Watson ,

Essential listening!!

As some what if a newbie to digital privacy and FOSS, this show is now a staple in the pod lineup... Seth walks with you as a guide through the brambles and over the cliffs and helps negotiate with increasingly hostile data brokers and advertisers- those people & organizations that are quite eager to do you harm, if it means a bucks can be turned from it. ---Digital privacy & data security are the new Freedom & Liberty---

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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