Watchman Privacy

62 – Crowd-Sourced Digital Privacy:

Gabriel Custodiet speaks with Jonah Aragon and Niek de Wilde of They cover a variety of digital privacy topics including making use of frontends, the demise of Firefox, the superiority of native applications, self-hosting, RSS readers, and backing up our computers.

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0:00 – Introduction 3:51 – How should we evaluate digital privacy services? 4:33 – How important is a company’s stance on privacy (example: VPN)?  6:12 – How to make Tor a bigger part of our lives 8:49 – Does Tor have a backdoor? 10:46 – Using frontends for social media privacy 12:50 – Recommended browser, and are we heading toward the death of Mozilla Firefox browser? 16:11 – Using native applications vs browser versions of services 18:45 – What are privacy seekers exposing that they don’t appreciate as much as they should? 20:08 – Is self-hosting the answer? 23:22 – News aggregators aka RSS readers 26:01 – Process for backing up data 27:34 – Final thoughts