23 Jul 2017
A primer on privacy and Bitcoin, why it matters for fungibility, and what cryptocurrencies are trying to fix it.
14 Jul 2017
Can people meaningfully resist surveillance without knowing it?
26 May 2017
The privacy failings of the internet of things get worse when we realize its inevitable health applications
19 May 2017
Some people still don't grasp that data can't be removed from society (and it's racist tendencies)
12 May 2017
Learn how to contribute to Tahoe-LAFS on I2P by running your own storage node!
05 May 2017
Learn how ransomware is shutting down entire institutions, and how you can defend against it
05 May 2017
A primer on email security. Learn where email is weak and how to make it stronger.
22 Apr 2017
Tahoe-LAFS offers decentralized, resilient, and secure storage. This tutorial shows you how to run Tahoe-LAFS using I2P on Linux
07 Apr 2017
Tahoe-LAFS offers decentralized, resilient, and secure storage. This tutorial is the first in a three part series that teaches you the basics of Tahoe-LAFS
31 Mar 2017
If you want to start an anonymous blog, there's a lot of considerations. This primer will point you to the tools and tips you need to get started.
23 Mar 2017
American ISPs are now selling your data, and despite controversy, a VPN isn't necessarily a bad idea.
17 Mar 2017
Brave is disrupting the entire online advertising model for the better. Learn what it can do for you.
09 Mar 2017
Is Tor funded by the US government? Can it be hacked? Can it be broken by mere statistics? This article unpacks those claims.
03 Mar 2017
Discover how ZeroNet could revolutionize Tor and I2P's hidden services, before learning how to install it yourself
24 Feb 2017
Location data says a lot about us, with or without Stingrays at work. We need to take it more seriously.
17 Feb 2017
Learn what browser fingerprinting is and how it canb e used to track you online.
In 2013, Edward Snowden fundamentally disrupted our understandings of privacy and surveillance. The scope, scale, and intensity of modern government surveillance is tremendous to the point of appearing inescapable. Yet, government surveillance is only one concern in the information age: corporations vacuum our data to create digital doppelgangers that they hope will enable them to sell us their endless product lines. Meanwhile, the databases in which our doppelgangers rest are continually being bought, sold, and stolen, with the latter being the product of ever-more-rapid technological development at the cost of security. Indeed, we now find ourselves grasping for the shadow of privacy in the face of the modern chimera of surveillance.
Despite these challenges, privacy is not dead. Every time we are pushed closer to the wall, many have pushed back by creating tools and techniques that provide a handle on our privacy. Whether it is quantum-proof encryption or a simple add-on that blocks advertisements, there are steps we can take, however small, that limit the ability for adversaries to siphon our data. There is no silver bullet, but by continuing to develop new tools and learning how to use them we push further back in favor of privacy. The Tin Hat teaches you how to make this push by providing clear, understandable information and tutorials on modern privacy tools that help you reclaim your data.