June 18, 2021
Securing Computers: Removed an (unintentionally) misleading claim that Linux is more secure at the suggestion of a reader
Current Roadmap: Updated the roadmp
Encrypted Messaging: Removed mailbox.org from my list of recommended providers after discovering that they do not enable E2EE by default. It is supported, but as my site is aimed at beginners I want to offer them options that are more user friendly and have that encryption enabled by default.
Contact Information & Helpful Links: Added a link to the PeerTube instance.
Voice-over-IP: Added Skype after a reader informed me that they offer phone numbers.
June 10, 2021
Securing Computers: Updated to Mac OS 11.4: Big Sur and Windows 10: Version 21H1
June 9, 2021
Backups: Replaced my Sync suggestion with Filen as Filen is open source and offers more storage. Also reorganized the cloud backups section to be more coherent.
Securing Mobile: Settings: Updated to Android 11 and iOS 14.5
June 7, 2021
Securing Your Browser: Rolled back my Librewolf suggestion due to the discovery that Librewolf does not auto-update on Windows/Mac.
Change Your Online Habits: Added the "Browser Settings" section.
June 6, 2021
Securing Your Browser: Changed my browser guide and recommendations to Brave and/or Librewolf, and updated guides on settings changes and plugins.
Securing Mobile: Replacement Apps: Updated browser recommendations based on my research as outlined in this blog post and this blog post.
Email Masking: Added a link to my review of AnonAddy & SimpleLogin.
Encrytped Messaging Chart: Corrected an incorrect square that indicated that Signal DOES log metadata. They do not.
May 26, 2021
Contact Information & Helpful Links: Removed my consulting service. I've decided that I don't want to perform individual consulting as part of my business plan.
Encrypted Messaging: Deslited Telegram on the grounds that while it's not quite as bad as WhatsApp, there are still significantly better options out there. This has been noted on the page.
May 25, 2021
Contact Information & Helpful Links: Cleaned up the page a bit
Consulting: Refined the services I offer, how they work, and the expectations.
Transparency Policy: Added a transparency policy for my dealings with other businesses.
Roadmap: Added a roadmap so you can know what I'm working on, what I'm planning, and where your donation money will go.
May 18, 2021
Payment Masking: Switched to a chart for online payment options to present the information more easily.
Contact Information & Helpful Links: set a date for the next webinar.
Fixed the dark mode links on each page.
May 14, 2021
Contact Information & Helpful Links: Updated some of the video links and changed the expected length of the webinar.
Minor site-wide UI improvements: lighter dark mode background for less contrast, removal of some redundant menu links, making the Next/Previous links more prominent, etc.
May 3, 2021
Changed some header colors (again) at the recommendation of an associate familiar with color theory and fixed the width of the header at the suggestion of a reader.
April 29, 2021
Change Your Online Habits: Added a recommendation to randomly generate unique usernames for all websites.
Changed some header colors at the recommendation of an associate familiar with color theory.
April 20, 2021
Home page: Removed "love him or hate him" from the Snowden mention in Security.
Mobile Habits: Mentioned CalyxOS
How Network Communication Works: Corrected and clarified DNS terms and processes.
Securing Computers: Added instructions on how to enable DoH on Windows 10.
Replacement Apps: Listed ProtonCalendar as a calendar solution.
Backups: Listed ProtonDrive as a cloud backup solution, with caveats.
Change Your Online Habits: changed recommendations for DuckDuckGo/Startpage from "not recommended" to "recommended as backups."
Added dark mode for the entire site (but not this page, sorry, too many links to correct.)
April 15, 2021
How Network Communication Works: Added a link to Mullvad's blog explaining why DNS matters.
Securing Your Browser: Added a caveat that HTTPS Everywhere is only needed in Firefox 84+ and Chrome 90+ since Chrome 90 has rolled out this feature. Source
Moderately Important: Removed a dead link.
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.