Recently, we posted about the Signal Messaging app that allows your text, voice and video calls made through the app to others that have the same app to be encrypted. You can learn more about it down below on the Encrypted Communications post below.
We work on a lot of different technologies and work with people that have their hands on a lot of technologies so it is important to us that all our communications are as secure as possible.
Countless people’s communications are being exploited, nearly a half a million ZOOM accounts were just put on the dark web and they can be purchased for a few cents each and in many times, they’re free so it is one of the least secure platforms for video calls.
276 Million Facebook profiles were just sold on the dark web for $540! No passwords but emails, phone numbers, profile IDs, you name it.
Here are 2 simple things you can use to add to your privacy arsenal in addition to the Signal messaging app – keep in mind the other person does NOT have to have the Signal app for you to text them on your phone like normal! It is just that if they do have it, then your communications are encrypted. I’m moving towards deleting Skype and Whatsapp as soon as the main people I communicate to on those has Signal.
- Duckduckgo – I’ve used this for a long time now on both my home computers and on my phone and am extremely happy with it – it’s 100% FREE. Very rarely do I ever directly use Google. Duckduckgo is always set as my homepage as my main search engine because it does NOT collect private information and the searches are anonymous! Consider using it as your own default search engine and get away from Google, which was just reported to now be worth over $1 Trillion USD!! https://duckduckgo.com
- Hide My Ass – I’ve used this for years. It is a proxy service that allows you to visit different websites, but those websites will not record your real internet protocol address (IP Address), it will record the IP Address of whatever proxy you use. You can have it set to use a local proxy near you or you can make it look like you’re searching from almost any country you can think of. It’s a paid service that renews annually and it is well worth it. It is also faster that other proxy services I’ve used. And with one account, you can have it on laptop for example, your phone or other computer at the same time. Learn more: Hide My Ass
Pass this on! There is a race at this very moment to destroy our rights to privacy at an alarming rate and it is coming from those who are pushing the most fear-mongering propaganda about the current Covid-19 situation.