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Helps you be safer in the cyber world 🌐; Advocate for Privacy and Digital Freedom; sometimes about Productivity👨‍💻. Founder & Chapter Lead @nullBoston
Jan 20 11 tweets 4 min read
iOS vs. GrapheneOS

In terms of #privacy and #security, GrapheneOS absolutely crushes iOS on so many levels. A few awesome features are listed here.

🧵 @GrapheneOS is an #opensource operating system based on AOSP, focused on #security and #privacy. It is designed to be used on mobile devices, and includes features such as verified boot, sandboxing, and exploit mitigations.
Dec 31, 2022 12 tweets 6 min read
Be safer online in 2023 by following these basic tips.

#CyberSecurityAwareness #cybersecurity #privacy

🧵 Check if your emails, phone numbers, passwords, etc. have been breached on @haveibeenpwned / Firefox Monitor.

More info -

Dec 6, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Why is data so important? Well explained by @harari_yuval

More data, more power.

Where is our data going? Who’s handling our data? Do they have our consent to use it in a particular way?
Nov 21, 2022 23 tweets 19 min read
Twitter vs. Mastodon - how do they work?
Credit: @alexxubyte Alex Xu ,@bytebytego

Centralized vs. #Decentralized Social Network

#TwitterTakeover #TwitterMigration #mastodon

🧵 Twitter vs Mastodon Trump's brand-new social network 'Truth Social' used Mastodon's code. @joinmastodon

Nov 18, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
My humble suggestions to improve @Twitter

🧵 - Twitter algorithm #opensource
(What does the algorithm do exactly? Is it harmful or actually doing any good? No algorithm - sort by timeline)

- Try our best to achieve free speech (not a fan of censorship, but we also have to follow the law of the land)
Nov 15, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Signal has a new feature that is very social media-y called "stories" which (puts on out-of-touch hat) is apparently an instagram thing. Before y'all go being all social-y in an E2EE messaging app, please do not choose "All Signal Connections" (1/5) without extreme caution.

"All Signal Connections" includes:
🌟Everyone you've ever messaged.
🌟Everyone in a Signal group you've ever been in.
🌟Everyone in your address book if you connected it to signal (which until now I considered safe b/c no one knew but you) even if (2/5)
Oct 2, 2022 14 tweets 7 min read
- Support Mozilla Foundation and its browser - Firefox
- Chromium-based browsers are becoming a monopoly
- Contributing to open source software is how the internet will thrive and be open to all without any censorship
- Some useful extensions that you can use for your @firefox I support the vision of a better, healthier internet from @mozilla, will you join me?
Sep 30, 2022 11 tweets 9 min read
Number of active users doesn't indicate how secure/private the messenger is.

❌Fb messenger

Great alternatives: @signalapp, @session_app, @element_hq, @minds chat, @ThreemaApp Image Also, always question - what kind of metadata does this app collect?

In a public debate with Just Security‘s David Cole at Johns Hopkins University, former Director of the NSA and CIA, General Michael Hayden made the provocative remark, “We Kill People Based on Metadata.”
Sep 28, 2022 14 tweets 9 min read
Things to do after installing the @pop_os_official as your primary OS -



#Linux #popos UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL Learn the basics…
Aug 23, 2022 9 tweets 5 min read
Safe Banking 101

Beware of scammers who target you via calls/SMS/ emails for updating ur KYC details as ur account/card is blocked, availing an increased credit card limit, earning cashback points/rewards, or availing a loan/top-up on a loan.

Don't fall prey to such scams.

🧵 Here are our DO's and DON'Ts to protect yourself and stay safe online:

- Always visit the official website for the Bank’s contact details -> Bookmark the website and save the credentials in ur Password Manager with the URL

- Keep your password strong and unique
Aug 4, 2022 9 tweets 5 min read
Why you should avoid using Chinese phones and apps like Tiktok asap?

#deletetiktok #cybersecurity #privacy #securityawareness If you care about your data privacy, it's high time we should take this issue seriously and avoid buying Chinese phones like Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, OnePlus, Vivo, Huawei, etc.…
Jul 25, 2022 9 tweets 5 min read
Some awesome #cybersecurity/#priavcy books that you must read at least once

"Read the books they want to ban."
- @naval

🧵 1. Data and Goliath

The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

by Bruce Schneier @schneierblog Image
Jul 21, 2022 16 tweets 6 min read
MUST KNOW Social Media Safety Tips for all

#cybersecurity #privacy #SecurityAwareness

🧵 Don't share too much Personally Identifiable Information(PII).

Hackers tend to make customized profiles for their victims so that they can perform social engineering attacks on them. It can also lead to identity theft. Think twice before sharing anything online.
Jul 9, 2022 23 tweets 16 min read
One most common thing that you may have observed is that a lot of #privacy researchers recommend is to get rid of as many Google products and services as possible. #degoogle

🧵 Understand the Business Model -

If you are not paying for it, you are the product.

Alphabet - The parent company of Google. Pic below shows the revenue breakdown and we can clearly see that most revenue is generated from ads by selling user data.