{:title "Tools I use to stay secure online" :layout :post :tags "Miscellaneous" }

Tools I use to stay secure online

Usually when I talk about privacy and security with other people, they're usually like "Well, I don't care about my privacy! I've got nothing to hide!" While you may think that way, think about it this way as well. How would you feel if there was a camera in your bathroom? What about if someone posted all your financial information on a forum online? Your address? Would you still say the same thing? Most likely, no. The truth of the matter is, we all have stuff that we have to hide from others. Being able to hide important information about yourself is crucial for basic social and technical functions, regardless of how big or small it may be to you. Saying that you don't care about the right to privacy and security because you have nothing to hide is pretty much the same as saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say. Privacy is absolutely a necessity in today's society, especially with the internet. Information is power, and anyone with information about you can steal your identity, leak damaging information, steal money from you, steal your identity, and much more.

Tools I use:

There are many tools that I use when casually browsing the internet, or when downloading files and more.


These are some tools that I use to keep myself safe online, even if it's scratching the surface. Doing things like using different operating systems, hardening the browser, and much more can be done to protect yourself online. I'll eventually talk more about it.