Our computers constantly talk to servers across the internet without us realizing, sharing information about our activities. Most of us don’t even realize how many programs are silently connecting to the internet and sharing data. It usually happens without our explicit consent.

But we can block these connections. On Mac, you can use a program called Little Snitch.

In this video we look at the data is silently transmitted from our computer through things like telemetry, and show you how to use Little Snitch to regain control over the data leaving your computer.

00:00 Your Computer’s SECRET WHISPERS
01:39 Data Leaving Your Computer
04:02 Little Snitch Walkthrough
10:13 Bazzell’s Settings
10:35 A Note About Alerts and Rules
11:48 Conclusion

Using a reverse firewall like Little Snitch can be very revealing about how much data is silently being transmitted from our computer. Simply becoming aware of this can help us make better decisions with the tech we use.

Our suggestions come from privacy expert Michael Bazzell, and we highly recommend you check out his site: https://inteltechniques.com/blog/2021/08/18/macos-telemetry-update

Little Snitch can be found here: obdev.at
There is a similar product that apparently doesn’t have the same granular functionality but is free called Lulu. I haven’t tested it though, so you’re on your own there!

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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! https://brave.com/nao076

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 – https://amzn.to/3wNtYwb
iPhone XR – https://amzn.to/3Q8Sq4S
Pixel 6a – https://amzn.to/3i9dnQz

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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