April 7, 2021
Voice-over-IP (VoIP): Fixed a broken link.
Open Source vs Proprietary: Clarified the first paragraph: was "there's no open-source VoIP solutions I'm aware of," is now "there's no open-source VoIP phone number solutions I'm aware of)"
Encrytped Messaging: Updated information on Signal's server source code.
Contact Information & Helpful Links: Added a transparency report, organized all the closing links under a "Miscellaneous" banner.
About This Site: Updated the "Important Disclaimers" section - mentioned the changelog and reorganized the mention of the blog. Also added "constructive criticism, or suggestions" to the final paragraph.
April 2, 2021
Freezing Your Credit: Updated information to reflect changes in Equifax and TransUnion's procedures.
Encrypted Messaging: Removed Intel Technique's message comparison chart because it was discontinued by the owner.
March 23, 2021
Encrypted Messaging: Added update about Tutanota's current legal monitoring requirements.
Strong Passwords, Encrypted Messaging, Multifactor authentication: added visual comparison charts.
Home page: Trimmed some of the reasons to care about privacy for succinctness and clarity.
Strong Passwords, Encrypted Messaging, Virtual Private Networks: Clarified the phrase "available on all operating systems."
Change Your Online Habits: added a link to SearchEngine.Party to help readers pick the right search engine for them.
Multifactor authentication: Reorganized discussion of hardware tokens, listed SoloKey and NitroKey as open-source options.
Virtual Private Networks: Removed Boleh VPN pending further investigation, changed Con for Mullvad about mobile apps as is this no longer true.
March 14, 2021
Contact Information & Helpful Links: Updated the Surveillance Report (Podcast) logo.
March 11, 2021
Encrypted Messaging: Added Jami as an approved messenger, noted Signal's lack of server updates, added suggested popular clients for XMPP and Matrix.
March 5, 2021
Links: Added CTemplar and Session as ways to contact me.
February 24, 2021
Securing Your Browser: Updated the plugin recommendations to reflect Firefox's new "Total Cookie Protection" feature.
February 14, 2021
Multifactor Authentication: Noted that all services are listed in alphabetical order, not order of recommendation. Added a section about hardware tokens.
Strong Passwords: Noted that all services are listed in alphabetical order, not order of recommendation. Removed a large number of inferior recommendations. Cleaned up some wording.
Encrypted Messaging: Noted that all services are listed in alphabetical order, not order of recommendation.
Voice-over-IP: Noted that all services are listed in alphabetical order, not order of recommendation.
Virtual Private Networks: Noted that all services are listed in alphabetical order, not order of recommendation.
February 11, 2021
Encrypted Messaging: Added another comparison chart.
Security vs Privacy vs Anonymity: Clarified the definitions a little bit.
Links: Removed Threema. Nobody has used it so I don't see a point in retaining it.
February 8, 2021
Securing Your Browser: Updated section names for uBlock origin.
February 4, 2021
Change Your Online Habits: Removed my recommendation of DuckDuckGo and Startpage, changed my recommended SearX instance to Disroot's.
January 29, 2021
Links: changed Matrix to Element, changed podcast link to redirect to the Surveillance Report.
January 28, 2021
Homepage: added stories about the rise of rogue employees and the rise/risks of data breaches.
January 27, 2021
Links: added Monero as a way to support this project, updated Bitcoin address.
January 26, 2021
Strong Passwords: "Password Safe" link directed to Master Password site.
January 25, 2021
Almost every page: typos, continuity. Additional content changes are listed below.
Privacy vs Security vs Anonymity: added dictionary definitions of each term and an analogy of a house, lock, and key.
Most Important: Corrected "Richard Ramirez" to "Richard Chase." I mixed up my killers.
Browser: Removed my comment about using VMs as that is no longer covered on my site.
Device Encryption: Added BitLocker to the list of proprietary full-disk encryption solutions.
Backups: Added the "3-2-1 Rule"
VPNs: Added a suggestion on how to vet a VPN's logging policy.
Links: updated next event, added comment about rooms being "invite-only."
January 19, 2021
Security vs Privacy vs Anonymity: fixed a typo.
January 15, 2021
Links: determined the subject of the next webinar and updated accordingly.
Links: moved Mastodon link to the top row with Blog and Podcast and Telegram to the third row with Element and Signal.
Links: Updated "Techlore" under "Resources: Podcasts/Videos" to link directly to the Surveillance Report playlist.
January 12, 2021
Messaging: added a con to Wire regarding their history of changing ToS without notification.