Many of us don’t fully grasp the importance of privacy for a free society.

We allow total invasion of our privacy, making a bet that we and those in power will stay on good terms, so this data will never be used against us.

But as Snowden said, regimes come and go, social norms change, but that data is forever.

Privacy is not a tool for criminals, as many would have you believe. It’s essential for regular people, to allow them to dissent, have independent thoughts, hold people accountable without fearing retribution.

In this video, we explore the crucial link between privacy and a free society, and why we must immediately fight to reclaim the narrative around privacy and surveillance.

00:00 Intro
00:33 Historical Losses of Privacy
01:40 Privacy Loss Happening Right Now
03:11 Why Protecting Privacy NOW is Essential
05:46 People Become Targets Everyday
06:51 Nefarious Truth About Data Collection
08:40 The Current False Narrative on Privacy
09:33 What’s at Stake?
10:12 What You Can Do Right Now
10:41 Conclusion

The erosion of privacy is not inevitable. But we must start to care, and stop normalizing surveillance.

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Recommended Books:

Beginner’s Introduction To Privacy – Naomi Brockwell

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser!

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)
Samsung note 10 –
iPhone XR –
Pixel 6a –

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!!

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