02/09/2024 (Fri) 02:32
It's best not to trust anything over the internet honestly, any computer you use no matter what security measures you take is still hackable. VPNs and onion routing can still be compromised too. That does not necessarily mean I desire not to use the internet at all of-course. With the right precaution, weighing in some previous tech research, there are options to maintain some level of privacy. Tor is open-source and is a Firefox fork after all. There a ton of online sources that teach people how to re-configure Firefox so it remains less vulnerable, increases privacy and reduces methods of invasive surveillance. Adding something like uMatrix and leaning how to control what sites and web content have access to your web browser helps too. All your online information (cookies, browser caches, visited site logs, etc)? You can erase all that using something like Bleachbit to wipe out the .sqlite databases stored in your browser profile directory. By doing so you could use each browser session for different activities and those are much harder to link to previous activities, and by switching your IP address every so often that makes any surveillance an even more grueling task, even for the alphabet agencies. Not saying you can completely dodge the NSA or anything like that, but using the right opsec can help make it harder to track everything you do. Unless you are a real threat to the government for whatever reason, I don't think you would need to worry too much.