Digital Privacy and Surveillance-Capitalism

China; heard about China in these recent days? The app bans and censoring websites of Chinese origin under the so called name of national security and privacy of Indian citizens? While ironically the Government relies on American services and #BigTech giants like GAFAM Google, Apple, Facebook (Instagram and WhatsApp), Amazon and Microsoft and they don’t face the ban hammer because of their countless privacy violations The Indian government has no problem with the American government spying on us....

Why I don't do normal phone calls

The quickest way to call me? 🤙 VoIP calls: polarhive.ml/contact A dilemma ~ privacy? or instant connectivity - you can’t have both There’s the obvious privacy issue, the cellular radio in the phone is screaming all day to towers near you to keep you connected 24/7 wherever you go. I have the phone app disabled on my phone. Airplane mode turned on and only rely on WiFi for my internet When using a SIM, there’s no guarantee that calls and SMSs are not intercepted....

Circumvent Censorship with Tor

What is Tor? Tor is free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communication. The name is derived from an acronym for the original software project name “The Onion Router”.[7][8] Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer overlay network consisting of more than seven thousand relays[9] to conceal a user’s location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Unblock domains, access websites freely and securely This article is a quick how to guide on circumventing censorship online....

Digital Minimalism on my Phone (FOSS)

Without the big 5 tech titans. Utilizing FOSS/Libre software Here’s what’s different from your average expectation from a phone It runs Android, without pinging Google or other such servers without me telling to do so. No ads, spyware, lag or battery draining apps. No Google apps, none of the infested Facebook apps, Tencent, WeChat, TikTok whatever that mistreats me, the user. There are better alternatives to WhatsApp for example....

Federating Social Media

Imagine Instagram allowed users to follow and like someone else’s Tweets through the Instagram app or follow their favorite YouTube channel with their Instagram account You can like posts follow Pixelfed from your Mastodon account. You can watch a PeerTube video on Mastodon like and comment with your Mastodon account that’s the beauty of the Fediverse. This is federated social media, best implemented by the ActivityPub protocol Mastodon, PeerTube, Pleroma, FunkWhale, WriteFreely, Pixelfed and many many more you can discover...

Breaking up with Facebook

Facebook is not going to break up and sell WhatsApp and Instagram anytime soon It’s up to the user’s to defend for themselves, you are at their mercy when fighting for privacy on a platform that lives by selling your data. I’m Deleting my Facebook account today including WhatsApp and Instagram the 2 apps owned by Facebook. Why? Privacy matters, Facebook will always be an advertising company who profits off our data....