It's Time To Take Your Privacy Seriously!

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24 days ago
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Protect Yourself With These 3 Privacy Based Apps!

How many more reports of hacks, spying, and data mining do we need to hear before people get the message?

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When was the best time to protect your data from prying eyes? That would have been at least a few years ago. When's the next best time to protect your data from prying eyes, that would be right now!

Why Protect Your Data?

Fundamentally speaking your data should belongs to you, until it doesn't. As a human being on planet earth in the year 2021 you produce an incredible amount of data!

You're a walking, talking, texting, messaging, data factory!

You can empower yourself to be in control of your data and decide how, when, and why it's shared and used by third parties. This is the fundamental shift that needs to happen, that I think is already in progress.

What I think is needed is a complete shift in the mindset to understand and come to terms with the fact that you produce an incredible amount of data, this data valuable, and you should own it.

What happens with your data should be up to you to decide!

3 Privacy Based Apps To Protect Your Data

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

10M+ downloads so far with a 4.8 star rating. DuckDuckGo is a modern privacy browser designed to allow you to search the internet anonymously, escape trackers, and browse with privacy. I have this app installed on my phone and I use it in tandem with Brave browser.

Key features include:

  • One click tabs and browsing data clearing.
  • Automatically block hidden third party trackers.
  • Private search engine to avoid being tracked.
  • Forced encryption to https.
  • Website privacy rating (A-F).
  • Automatically invoke legal privacy right under CCPA, GDPR etc.

Signal Private Messanger

50M+ downloads so far with a 4.5 star rating. Signal is a free modern privacy based messenger app designed to provide end to end encryption of high-fidelity messages and HD voice/video calls.

Key features include:

  • End to end encryption powered by the open source signal protocol.
  • Optimized to deliver messages quickly even on congested networks.
  • Completely independent 501cs nonprofit. No ads, No tracking.
  • High quality voice chat.
  • Built in image editing.

Brave Private Browser

10M+ downloads so far with a 4.7 star rating. Brave is a free privacy based web browser with it's own rewards token in BAT. The app is designed to provide free, safe browsing with private search and pop-up blocker.

Key features include:

  • Fast & secure web browsing.
  • Private browsing with adblocker.
  • Anonymous browsing history.
  • Private search through DuckDuckGo search engine.
  • Private tabs for incognito browsing.
  • Forced https through "https everywhere".
  • 3rd party cookie blocker.
  • Earn crypto while you browse!

My Shift To Privacy

Personally I have made it my goal this year to transition to almost entirely privacy based browsing, search, and messaging which I have been able to do with these three apps.

Breaking old habits is hard!

Signal was a pretty easy switch for me. The group chats are great, and once I discovered the voice chat was very clear and issue free I was done with regular text, WhatsApp, and Facebook messenger.

DuckDuckGo is easy to use and makes a great alternative when you want total privacy.

Getting rid of chrome was the toughest move for me. What has helped is that my HIVE keychain extension has worked really well with Brave, allowing me to do all my regular HIVE blockchain transactions without interruption. My only hang up is that there's a bit of extra work I need to do in order to use MetaMask, I'll get that sorted out soon enough I'm sure.

I hope you found this post helpful! Let me know which privacy based apps you're using?

Ciao for now,

@agr8buzz


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