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Hello and welcome to my journal! Here I write about my own ideas and promote others' ideas. I mostly talk about computing, philosophy, spirituality, privacy, and society but this journal is not limited to those topics.

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Banning Facial Recognition Isn't Enough

Date: 2021-05-30

Read time: 6 minutes

Summary: The infrastructure of surveillance itself needs to be dismantled to preserve privacy.

The Cult of Productivity

Date: 2021-05-21

Read time: 7 minutes

Summary: Why is it good to be productive? What does "getting things done" achieve? Is "keeping busy" a way of avoiding our thoughts?

Private Online Shopping

Date: 2021-05-12

Read time: 11 minutes

Summary: Is there such a thing as private online shopping and, if so, how can it be done? Find out in this post!

Mourning the Loss of Privacy

Date: 2021-05-06

Read time: 12 minutes

Summary: Are we just going to resign ourselves to the surveillance state we live under now or will we fight back and regain a reasonable degree of privacy?

Site Update 011

Date: 2021-05-02

Read time: 3 minutes

Summary: Find out what's new on my blog.

[Video] Car Surveillance: an Unregulated Privacy Disaster

Date: 2021-04-09

Read time: 1 minute

Summary: The Hated One is at it again, this time exposing automobile surveillance.

[Book] The Selfish Gene

Date: 2021-04-08

Read time: 1 minute

Summary: Famous atheist, evolutionary biologist, and coiner of the modern term "meme" Richard Dawkins takes a gene-centric view of Darwinian evolution by natural selection in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene.

Cover Your Cameras

Date: 2021-04-07

Read time: 2 minutes

Summary: I make the case for covering not only built-in webcams on your personal computer, but also smartphone cameras.

Site Update 010

Date: 2021-04-07

Read time: 2 minutes

Summary: Find out what's new on my blog.

Don't Record Others Without Permission

Date: 2021-03-29

Read time: 9 minutes

Summary: We've lost the right to personal privacy to a large extent thanks to the ever-expanding corporate surveillance state. The surveillance state we all live under is getting increasing attention from non-mainstream media sources. However, something that doesn't make the non-mainstream news is the privacy we voluntarily take away from each other by recording people without their permission.

Git Privacy

Date: 2021-03-19

Read time: 4 minutes

Summary: Git has a privacy problem. Here's how to fix it.

[Video] Monero: More Anonymous Than Cash

Date: 2021-03-18

Read time: 1 minute

Summary: No one should be using Bitcoin. Use Monero instead. Monero is what people think Bitcoin is: an anonymous, untraceable digital currency.

On Malware

Date: 2021-03-12

Read time: 5 minutes

Summary: It's time to rethink what counts as malware.

[Video] Is Your Keyboard Spying on You?

Date: 2021-03-09

Read time: 3 minutes

Summary: Your keyboard is one of the most important things to secure in desktop and mobile environments, yet it is often overlooked. TheHatedOne has some suggestions on which keyboards are safe to use.

The Meaning of Life

Date: 2021-03-04

Read time: 8 minutes

Summary: My answer to the question: What is the meaning of life?

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