Dis’root’ – Calendar & Contact Syncing

Dis’root’ – Calendar & Contact Syncing

One of the questions I get asked most often via email or during a training session is, “how to you sync calendar and contact information if you are not using Google anymore?” News flash…Google is not the only place that can store, sync, and organize your digital content like calendars and contacts. Since completely abandoning Google, I have never looked back. I absolutly have a need to keep track of my schedule and to keep track of contact information…but I…

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The Creepy Line

The Creepy Line

An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle – hence powerful – manner in which they do it. Movie Details: https://www.thecreepyline.com The Creepy Line is a title taken from the words of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when during a 2010 interview he explained Google’s code of conduct: “The Google policy on a lot of things is to get right up…

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PRIVACYTOOLS.IO

PRIVACYTOOLS.IO

Privacytools.io continues to be one of my go-to places to research the latest tools and alternative resources to incorporate into my daily work flow. Whenever I consider if there may be a more private or secure way of doing something on my computer or with the software choices I am currently using, I will check privacytools.io for recommendations and insight. The website is very well organized, informative, and updated frequently with reviews and alternative solutions to explore. The website has…

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NCOPD Podcast Interview

NCOPD Podcast Interview

Episode 9: Learning to “Hide from the Internet” Recently I sat down with Jordan Smith from NCOPD, a podcast dedicated to military leadership and self development. We discussed digital security considerations in military and civilian communications.  Listen to my ramblings on these topics and check out the show notes below.  Thanks Jordan for the discussion and here’s to a great new year for you and your listeners! Privacy Tools Recommendations: MySudo | Wire | Signal | KeepPassXC | MiniKeePass |…

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Removals That Require More Effort

Removals That Require More Effort

 Many of my readers are law enforcement employees who put a lot of effort into removing personal information from online search results. I find that some people who spend a lot of time with this effort often will skip contacting some of the larger data brokers or investigative databases to also request removal. Suppressing your information from these larger data bases is often only available for qualified individuals like law enforcement, judges, public officials to name a few. Civilians who…

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iPod Story From The Trenches

iPod Story From The Trenches

The pursuit of hardening your operational security, removing and obfuscating your personal information, and employing tactics to enhance your privacy is a marathon, not a sprint. It takes time, careful planning, patience, an adventurous spirit, and a willingness to learn new skills. Some dabble a bit with their new found enthusiasm for these topics, and others commit to considerable lifestyle changes for the long haul.  I am always impressed and humbled when people I have met decide to make changes…

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Expanding The Circle Of Trust

Expanding The Circle Of Trust

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart” -Marcus Aurelius This past week I finished up my final training trip for 2018. It was a busy year to say the least and I am so thankful for all of the opportunities I had to circumnavigate the country and share information that I am passionate about with so many of you. In addition to…

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Alias Amazon Account

Alias Amazon Account

Early on when I committed to making all of my purchases anonymously, one of the big hurdles I had to figure out was how to order from Amazon.  Privacy seekers routinely face this same challenge because so much of the shopping people do nowadays is through Amazon. One day I hope to move away from using Amazon entirely, but until that day comes I will need to utilize an account, make payments, and receive shipments as anonymously as possible and…

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Countdown To Capture

Countdown To Capture

This post may seem like a brief departure from my usual thoughts and discussions on digital operational security and identity management. I know that many followers of this blog are members of law enforcement, criminal and private investigators, and online researchers who also have a genuine interest in topics related to privacy. Recently, I began following a high profile investigation from the west coast which is fascinating to me for several reasons. Peter Chadwick is wanted for murdering his wife,…

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CREDIT FREEZE UPDATE

CREDIT FREEZE UPDATE

One of the single most important steps a person can take to protect their identity, credit, and personal information from being stolen is to place a credit freeze on their profile with the four major credit bureaus.  It has been said that every U.S. citizen should have a credit freeze in place, including minor children.  A credit freeze is easy to put in place, and easy to manage.  It prevents anyone (including yourself) from opening up new lines of credit…

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