Don’t let them track you / assimilate you

This post may seem paranoid. However, I used to have my stuff everywhere online, I was very active all over the internet, I have now removed myself to a great extent. I will not be tracked, and a profile made of me in their digital vaults. But we all need to do the same, otherwise it is pointless.

Phones

Your phone is a bad thing, Google knows too much about you. I have changed my android settings.
1. Google targeted ads as standard. To disable. Settings > Google > Ads > Opt out of Ads Personalisation
2. DNS by Google. Goto the play store and get the 1.1.1.1 DNS app.
3. Maps is always following you. Maps > Personal content > Location history to off / Delete all Location History

Some culprits

Google resells all your stuff. I have deleted all my google photos, drive etc and am slowly removing from Gmail
I no longer use Chrome. I use protonmail.com now for email privacy.

Facebook does the same, resells everything about you and also tracks you all over the internet.
Granted, you can now turn that off in settings, but still, Facebook is a bad thing, I voted with feet and left.

Alternative search, break the tracking

Duckduckgo is good for search, the app for Firefox stops trackers. The Duckduckgo browser for Android is good and stops trackers. Firefox also has extensions like Duckduckgo, Ghostery, uBlock Origin that block unwanted stuff. Or you could go the whole hog and use Tor Browser. I use Twitter with Tor and it is based in Firefox, so I use the same plugins, Duckduckgo and Ghostery.

Oh yes, I also have my phone and laptop microphone and camera blocked. GPS disabled by an app. (on Andriod 9, each time you connect to wifi the location goes on).

Why is this important? I might be wrong, I hope I am, but the reselling of our data is the money making model of Google, Facebook et al, I’d rather not comply. Google are also teaching AI with our actions.

Please make a choice, while you still have a choice:

Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism | VPRO Documentary:

Bury Them In Science Campaign

The people we most need to reach are the brainwashed cogs in the machine: GPs, politicians, Journalists… people maintaining the lies out of ignorance.

Online we are censored, if not directly through the platforms we are using then through self-censorship, where it is too easy for someone to delete an email they can’t be bothered with or close a tab that hasn’t grabbed them. It requires much more cognitive processing to disregard a printed document. The document MUST have a decision made about it, even if it is to be thrown in the bin, and this is much less likely to happen by habitual tick than the deletion of an email, scroll past a post or closing of a tab.

BURY THEM IN SCIENCE!

PRINT DOCUMENTS, and delivering them – by post or in person, anonymous or with your name attached – to medical professionals, elected representatives, journalists, academics…. anyone maintaining the delusion we live under!

Small and often is more effective than sending an onslaught, and addressing an individual (even if to every individual in an organisation) is more powerful than something addressed to everyone. Include a cover letter or don’t. If they see if often enough, they will have to at least acknowledge it, and they may eventually READ IT!

https://www.icandecide.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020_08_03-20-02002-Final-Response-No-Records1.pdf

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X19313647

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X17308666