Right to privacy

Discussing privacy, technology and everything that revolves around it.

How many sensors does your smartphone have? One? Two? Three? The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (yeah that's one phone!) has six sensors and that's excluding the fingerprint sensor, camera(s) and microphone(s). It might not occur to you but these sensors are powerful enough to allow some kind of surveillance.

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Google crossed logo

Today our mobile devices have become a necessity. These mobile devices provide various services using the internet and run on a software called the operating system. This operating system is provided by two major players as of today i.e., Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Now if you have logged in your Google account in your android phone, this tutorial is for you. We will be taking some small steps in improving the privacy you have on your phone but surprisingly most people don’t know about this. Get ready with your mobile device and I would recommend to open this page in your computer so that you can easily follow along.

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Google Chrome

I know, I know. You are tired of privacy advocates telling you to quit Google Chrome. I see your situation; you need Chrome to get work done. You have reasons to use it and I recognize that. I don’t want to push you to make compromises with work by using a slow or incompatible browser, but I don’t want you to give up on privacy either. So open up Google Chrome and follow along with me to make it privacy respecting.

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Tor browser logoLogo of The Tor Project, Inc.

A web browser is a piece of software that one can use for loading web pages on their mobile or computer. We have popular browsers like Firefox, Chrome and Safari. These web browsers are the breeding grounds for trackers and offer little to no privacy. Tor browser solves these problems and offers a good mix of usability and privacy.

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