EDIT My feed got me security-list.js.org, and it is VERY thorough. A must read.
I worked a few years on GDPR and privacy related applications. I’ve been questioned numerous times by friends and peers on what I think are privacy-savvy behaviors, and my views on the subject. This is the article I would have pointed them to.
I’m not the only one
Have you seen The Social Dilemma? You should, it’s good, albeit a bit simplistic.
Do not use free services.
Do not use GAFAM products.
What does it leave us with ?
- Pay for local supported alternatives.
- FOSS, for Free Open Source Software. Libre.
I do have a few recommendations in my picklist:
- Password manager 1password. A canadian company that’s doing things right. Neat UI, transparency when they fail. Perfect. Ryan Reynolds knows.
You don’t have a password manager ? You should.
- Messaging, in order of preference. IRC > SMS > Silence > Signal/Telegram > Whatsapp > Messenger
There’s a good french paper on the subject, written by the ANSSI: Chiffrement de messagerie quasi instantanée : à quel protocole se vouer ?
Bookmark manager floccus
Social Networks. Well the less time you spend on them, the more quality time you have IRL. Use none. When you think about it, they are just voyeurism packaged apps. Or use Mastodon.
E-ink reader. Oh you own a Kindle or a Remarkable? koreader is a fantastic free alternative packed with a gazillion features I cannot live without anymore.
…TO BE CONTINUED