Privacy for the Paranoid

There are a litany of ways your online data is tracked and shared. While returning to the relative privacy of pre-internet days is a pipe dream, it’s important to understand and limit the information you’re sharing online.

Securing your online life can seem like a daunting task. I put together a checklist to make it easy. The full list is on Github and is updated as I learn more.

There are five basic steps everybody should take:

  1. Set up 2FA on all of your logins.
  2. Set different passwords for all of your accounts. Use a password manager like 1Password or LastPass.
  3. Pay attention to whether a website uses http or https. Never type a password or other sensitive info into a website that only uses http.
  4. Update your Google settings to limit what Google tracks and update Facebook to limit what you share with others. See how.
  5. Install a VPN on your computer and phone.

The full checklist goes into much more detail, including sections on:

and more…

You can find the full list here on GithubIf you have any suggested additions, edits, or more, let me know and I’ll add you to the repo.