VPN FTW: Got Digital Privacy?

2019 is here and we begin talking about digital privacy and why you want to use a VPN.

Craig’s morning routine

The other podcast I was thinking of was College info Geek.

Tusk app Craig started using for his notes.

The Whole30.

State of Linux desktop 2019

VPN talk starts at 11:10.

You care about personal privacy, why don’t you care about digital privacy too?

2019: The Year of Privacy?

New York Times article Andrew discusses is found here.

We hope users demand privacy. We didn’t see any friends drop off Facebook.

Hardware needs to be more open. RISC-V FTW. Check out the Keystone Enclave

Flash Routers site is here.

BestVPN.org and BestVPN.com seem legit.

Data Privacy: Why It Matters and How to Protect Yourself from Linux Journal is here.

What is a VPN? Gary Explains is here

How does a VPN work? Check out Security Now’s episode 400 at around 1:14:09 here

SN Archive: Episodes 14 - 19 go more in depth on VPN theory: here

How to choose a good VPN Be weary of Private Internet Access since they track you when you visit their page. Install Privacy Badger to see.

Compare your VPNs and decide for yourself with That One Privacy Site

VPN I like is Mullvad. Documentation is clean and fantastic. Clean website. Easy to understand. No website tracking. Pay with anything. No e-mail or name required. Optional SOCKS5 proxy included. DNS included.

Wireshark, Kali Linux.

You can put the VPN directly in your router too. OpenWRT, DD-WRT, pfSense, Tomato are some and configure OpenVPN. Then you can connect to your home network from anywhere, which is sweet!

WireGuard is the “new” OpenVPN. Not the same, but similar.

Never choose a FREE VPN. And let us know if you have any questions. Always happy to help!

Tails, the amnesic incognito live system.

Errata: Not sure what I was talking about with VPNs having the same parent company. Not sure, LOL. I also wanted to mention DO NOT use a VPN based in the United States and the United Kingdom. I also should have done more research before talking about Purism but I got excited, while NOT all CPU stuff is open-sourced, a feat was accomplished to replace some Intel proprietary blobs, read here and TLDR; answer at Reddit here. Very cool! Additional info at Purism’s site.


Music is by UltraCat, title of song is Space Love Attack from FreeMusicArchive.org.

Show Notes prepared by Craig