5 social media alternatives to protect your privacy
| February 18, 2019
Social media isn’t what it used to be—especially since we started paying attention to the privacy implications of using the major platforms. After Facebook leaked around 87,000 users information in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and another 6.8 million users’ data in September 2018 when a third-party app gained access to user photos, the already growing #DeleteFacebook movement exploded. I am part of it; I’d had enough, and I knew if I wanted to protect my personal data, I would not be able to exist on Facebook any longer. Other people are doing the same with Twitter because it seems like bots have taken over.
Making Think Privacy open source
| January 15, 2019
When I first launched Think Privacy last year, I did so as a closed sourced site. I wanted to create something simple, a blend between sites like PrivacyTools, Privacy.Haus, and Prism Break. I love all of those sites and they helped me through my own journey to taking privacy more seriously.
Taking your data back from Google
| December 30, 2018
When I decided to launch ThinkPrivacy it was because I got tired of noticing that I would email a friend about a product, or do a quick Google search for something and then the next time I logged onto Facebook, I would be served an ad for that same thing. I started looking around the web and wateched a TED Talk by Glenn Greenwald, and something he said really stuck with me.