Privacy Matters

Privacy Matters

An old-school geek's thoughts on cyber-security, privacy, and the future of the web - especially this new fangled thing called 'web3'. The Net is part of billions of lives and the evolution of 'Big Tech' is forcing individual users to have to learn how to protect themselves and their information. Your 'identity' is more than just data.

VPN - another tool to use against "Big Tech" (Part Two)

11 May 2022 2 minute read 3 comments BAT_Brigade_Griff

If you haven't read it yet, check out Part One of this series here. "Why should I care if I don't have anything to hide?" The answer is simple : your provider can impair, block or even charge you more for what you do with your bandwidth - even if it'...

VPN - another tool to use against "Big Tech" (Part One)

4 May 2022 4 minute read 2 comments BAT_Brigade_Griff

How would you feel about posting your home address in the comments section? My guess is that it gives you the willies just thinking about it. Using your IP address on the Internet is not as bad - but it should still give you the willies. In this seri...

Why Brave blocking AMP is a good thing

20 Apr 2022 3 minute read 6 comments BAT_Brigade_Griff

Brave recently announced it will be blocking Google AMP servers natively in its browser (which everyone should be using anyway.) Many of my non-technical colleagues asked me, "What does THAT mean and why should I even CARE?" First, it's good to under...