We build up huge amounts of information just through everyday use of internet services. Some of these are more hidden – entering a contact in a phone feels lowkey but often is giving that information directly to some big data company. We recommend pruning as much of this as possible and locking down what is publicly visible for remaining data. This is both to make things harder for the state when sending a subpoena or just a request to the keepers of that data and to protect ourselves against public network-mapping and doxxing.
Check out our guides on reducing information on:
- If you’ve ever gotten tricked into logging into a browser, there’s an unsettling amount of stored info there. We recommend never logging into a browser and clearing out and then deleting all old browser accounts.