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 Post subject: Re: On Online Security & Privacy 101....
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2024 5:20 am 
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The full extant restructured and revised thread is now available, starting from the Foreword, with a link to the Contents listing which in turn links to all extant posts in that thread.

It most likely will be a good while before any further posts appear there as I now have an awful lot of other matters to catch up with and resolve. So it goes...

I shall however endeavour to keep up with the Mini Blog as and when anything interesting crops up in the privacy and security metaverse.

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 Post subject: Re: On Online Security & Privacy 101....
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2024 5:51 pm 
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The full extant restructured and revised thread is now available, starting from the Foreword, with a link to the Contents listing which in turn links to all extant posts in that thread.

It most likely will be a good while before any further posts appear there as I now have an awful lot of other matters to catch up with and resolve. So it goes...

I shall however endeavour to keep up with the Mini Blog as and when anything interesting crops up in the privacy and security metaverse.

Completely forgot to point out that the first and second posts At The Top of this thread have been revised to reflect the changes! The original texts of these posts have been preserved at the end of each post for historical accuracy.

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 Post subject: Re: On Online Security & Privacy 101....
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2024 3:26 am 
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nexter wrote:
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The full extant restructured and revised thread is now available, starting from the Foreword, with a link to the Contents listing which in turn links to all extant posts in that thread.

It most likely will be a good while before any further posts appear there as I now have an awful lot of other matters to catch up with and resolve. So it goes...

I shall however endeavour to keep up with the Mini Blog as and when anything interesting crops up in the privacy and security metaverse.

Completely forgot to point out that the first and second posts At The Top of this thread have been revised to reflect the changes! The original texts of these posts have been preserved at the end of each post for historical accuracy.

A new entry in the Mini Blog today dealing with the documentary in the 'Storyville' series titled 'Total Trust: Surveillance State' broadcast on BBC4 TV at 22.00hrs GMT on 20th February in the UK, well illustrating just how vital the fight to preserve all our online privacy and security truly is in our time!

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 Post subject: Re: On Online Security & Privacy 101....
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:26 am 
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nexter wrote:
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The full extant restructured and revised thread is now available, starting from the Foreword, with a link to the Contents listing which in turn links to all extant posts in that thread.

It most likely will be a good while before any further posts appear there as I now have an awful lot of other matters to catch up with and resolve. So it goes...

I shall however endeavour to keep up with the Mini Blog as and when anything interesting crops up in the privacy and security metaverse.

Completely forgot to point out that the first and second posts At The Top of this thread have been revised to reflect the changes! The original texts of these posts have been preserved at the end of each post for historical accuracy.

A new entry in the Mini Blog today dealing with the documentary in the 'Storyville' series titled 'Total Trust: Surveillance State' broadcast on BBC4 TV at 22.00hrs GMT on 20th February in the UK, well illustrating just how vital the fight to preserve all our online privacy and security truly is in our time!

Today, 2024/02/27, a correction had to be made to the article 'Windows & macOS' as I discovered that my source of information in re: DuckDuckGo search engine using Google's cache (stripped for total privacy) is completely outdated, and DuckDuckGo is now tied in with Microsoft/Bing (again, totally stripped for complete privacy), with MS getting the odd few ads (clean!) in return. This is now fully corrected in the article.

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 Post subject: Re: On Online Security & Privacy 101....
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 3:02 am 
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Completely forgot to point out that the first and second posts At The Top of this thread have been revised to reflect the changes! The original texts of these posts have been preserved at the end of each post for historical accuracy.

A new entry in the Mini Blog today dealing with the documentary in the 'Storyville' series titled 'Total Trust: Surveillance State' broadcast on BBC4 TV at 22.00hrs GMT on 20th February in the UK, well illustrating just how vital the fight to preserve all our online privacy and security truly is in our time!

Today, 2024/02/27, a correction had to be made to the article 'Windows & macOS' as I discovered that my source of information in re: DuckDuckGo search engine using Google's cache (stripped for total privacy) is completely outdated, and DuckDuckGo is now tied in with Microsoft/Bing (again, totally stripped for complete privacy), with MS getting the odd few ads (clean!) in return. This is now fully corrected in the article.

And another correction - a whole chapter was AWOL in the Contents post, 'Tails - The Anonymous Incognito Live System 101'. Now correctly added as Chapter 2.

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 Post subject: Re: On Online Security & Privacy 101....
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2024 3:03 am 
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A new entry in the Mini Blog today dealing with the documentary in the 'Storyville' series titled 'Total Trust: Surveillance State' broadcast on BBC4 TV at 22.00hrs GMT on 20th February in the UK, well illustrating just how vital the fight to preserve all our online privacy and security truly is in our time!

Today, 2024/02/27, a correction had to be made to the article 'Windows & macOS' as I discovered that my source of information in re: DuckDuckGo search engine using Google's cache (stripped for total privacy) is completely outdated, and DuckDuckGo is now tied in with Microsoft/Bing (again, totally stripped for complete privacy), with MS getting the odd few ads (clean!) in return. This is now fully corrected in the article.

And another correction - a whole chapter was AWOL in the Contents post, 'Tails - The Anonymous Incognito Live System 101'. Now correctly added as Chapter 2.

Today, 12/03/24, some minor revisions were made to 'Introduction' and 'Windows & macOS'.

In case anyone might be wondering about all the radical recent changes, these came about in the process of drafting some of the other material, and further as a result of discussions on a private board where the interest is very lively, also resulting in some excellent suggestions/requests.

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 Post subject: Re: On Online Security & Privacy 101....
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Today, 12/03/24, some minor revisions were made to 'Introduction' and 'Windows & macOS'.

In case anyone might be wondering about all the radical recent changes, these came about in the process of drafting some of the other material, and further as a result of discussions on a private board where the interest is very lively, also resulting in some excellent suggestions/requests.

New Mini Blog entry today regarding the release of the excellent, all-singing-all-dancing 'Proton Pass' for Windows desktop app. Linux and macOS versions are to follow shortly.

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 Post subject: Re: On Online Security & Privacy 101....
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New online privacy and security topics in the Mini Blog include: iPhone privacy; email as identity and privacy violation in free email services such as Gmail; and the Proton Pass Password Manager and its full and universal support for Passkeys.

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 Post subject: Re: On Online Security & Privacy 101....
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New online privacy and security topics in the Mini Blog include: iPhone privacy; email as identity and privacy violation in free email services such as Gmail; and the Proton Pass Password Manager and its full and universal support for Passkeys.

And today a bit of a monster Mini Blog update. Topics covered include 'Privacy Washing', the best 'Windows Utility' yet for tweaking your Windows 10 / 11 yet, Proton and 'Standard Note' joining up, and the 'Waterfox' browser. Waterfox has been running a good bit both on Linux and Windows, and by now I'm almost sold on it to replace Firefox here! Also a note on the 'DuckDuckGo' browser for Windows, and more.

Coming up next time among others, the topic of encryption.

And if you want to get to the various articles etc. you could start by having a look at the Contents listing.

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