This weekly podcast presents ideas to help you become digitally invisible, stay secure from cyber threats, and make you a better online investigator. If you are just starting with us, please consider episodes 174-178.


197-Big Sur Update & Amazon Sidewalk Episode 197 Show Notes
196-What...A...Week... Episode 196 Show Notes
195-Email Reputation & QR Scanning Episode 195 Show Notes
194-Dealing With Drones & New Foreign Residency Options Episode 194 Show Notes
193-Credit Cards & Campaign Data Episode 193 Show Notes
192-Secure Messaging Comparison Episode 192 Show Notes
191-Privacy, Security, & OSINT Updates Episode 191 Show Notes
190-Plant Your Flag (Revisited) Episode 190 Show Notes
189-iOS 14, Usenet, and Self-Publishing Episode 189 Show Notes
188-Privacy Updates & How to Disappear: Part Four Episode 188 Show Notes
187-Offense/Defense: IP Loggers Episode 187 Show Notes
186-How to Disappear: Part Three Episode 186 Show Notes
185-OSINT Tips, Tools, & Training Episode 185 Show Notes
184-How to Disappear: Part Two Episode 184 Show Notes
183-The Trouble With VPNs Episode 183 Show Notes
182-How to Disappear: Part One Episode 182 Show Notes
181-B-Four More Minutes Please... Episode 181-B Show Notes
181-Four Updates in Ten Minutes Episode 181 Show Notes
180-Contact Management & Crash Reporting Concerns Episode 180 Show Notes
179-While We Were Away Episode 179 Show Notes
178-Privacy Crash Course 05: Listener Questions Episode 178 Show Notes
177-Privacy Crash Course 04: Computer Configuration Episode 177 Show Notes
176-Privacy Crash Course 03: Mobile Devices Episode 176 Show Notes
175-Privacy Crash Course 02: Email & Messengers Episode 175 Show Notes
174-Privacy Crash Course 01: Passwords & 2FA Episode 174 Show Notes
173-Extreme Privacy II, Email Updates, & Account Hijacking Episode 173 Show Notes
172-RSS for Privacy & OSINT Episode 172 Show Notes
171-Jim McKelvey Episode 171 Show Notes
170-The Latest Unemployment, IRS, & ID Fraud Episode 170 Show Notes
169-This Week in Privacy Episode 169 Show Notes
168-Shannon Morse & OSINT Updates Episode 168 Show Notes
167-This Week In Privacy & OSINT Episode 167 Show Notes
166-Home Firewalls Revisited Episode 166 Show Notes
165-What Amazon & Twitter Knows About You (and Me) Episode 165 Show Notes
164-Session Private Messenger Episode 164 Show Notes
163-Working & Schooling From Home Episode 163 Show Notes
162-Credit Card Usage & Considerations Episode 162 Show Notes
161-Privacy & Security Services Failures Episode 161 Show Notes
160-Telephone Search Offense & Defense Episode 160 Show Notes
159-Sanity Check Episode 159 Show Notes
158-Recent Updates, News, Tools, & Resources Episode 158 Show Notes
157-Podcasting Lessons Learned Episode 157 Show Notes
156-Stalking Solutions with Zoe Rose Episode 156 Show Notes
155-Loyalty Programs, The Census, & Another Breach Search Episode 155 Show Notes
154-This Week in Privacy, Security, & OSINT Episode 154 Show Notes
153-Privacy News, Travel Routers, & OSINT Updates Episode 153 Show Notes
152-Listener Questions Episode 152 Show Notes
151-Your New Smart TV & CCPA Details Episode 151 Show Notes
150-Password Managers Revisited Episode 150 Show Notes
149-Secure & Private Email Showdown Episode 149 Show Notes
148-Camera & Microphone Blocking Episode 148 Show Notes
147-Show Corrections, Updates, & Maintenance Episode 147 Show Notes
146-Who Has Your Emails? Episode 146 Show Notes
145-Account Security Audits Episode 145 Show Notes
144-PIN vs Fingerprint & Apple Data Collection Update Episode 144 Show Notes
143-ID Scanning Concerns Episode 143 Show Notes
142-OSINT Extravaganza and Book Release! Episode 142 Show Notes
141-Jack Rhysider from Darknet Diaries Episode 141 Show Notes
140-Pretend with Javier Leiva Episode 140 Show Notes
139-Birth Tourism & Whois Archives Episode 139 Show Notes
138-Online Data Removal Updates Episode 138 Show Notes
137-DMV Data, CFAA News, & More ProtonMail Drama Episode 137 Show Notes
136-New OSINT Book, Credit Opt-Outs, & Browser Data Episode 136 Show Notes
135-Vehicle Purchase Privacy Issues Episode 135 Show Notes
134-Extreme Privacy & Publishing Episode 134 Show Notes
133-Payment Declines, Equifax Settlement, & Capital One Breach Episode 133 Show Notes
132-Is Your Employer Spying On You? Episode 132 Show Notes
131-Is Your Personal Website Private & Secure? Episode 131 Show Notes
130-This Week In Privacy Episode 130 Show Notes
129-Privacy vs. Your Neighborhood Episode 129 Show Notes
128-PSA: Don't Respond to Feedback Requests Episode 128 Show Notes
127-Back to Privacy Episode 127 Show Notes
126-A Bad Week for OSINT, Great for Privacy Episode 126 Show Notes
125-What Happened? Episode 125 Show Notes
124-Does DNS Matter? Episode 124 Show Notes
123-Researching & Acquiring Data Breaches & Leaks Episode 123 Show Notes
122-Listener Questions Episode 122 Show Notes
121-This Week in Privacy & OSINT Episode 121 Show Notes
120-Private Purchase Failures Episode 120 Show Notes
119-How to Find Hidden Recording Devices Episode 119 Show Notes
118-How Neighborhood Watch Watches You Episode 118 Show Notes
117-This Week In Privacy Episode 117 Show Notes
116-OSINT Basics & Careers Episode 116 Show Notes
115-Back to Basics: The Costs of Privacy Episode 115 Show Notes
114-Fallout from the Previous Show Episode 114 Show Notes
113-The Creepy things Apple Knows About You (and Me) Episode 113 Show Notes
112-Privacy Lessons from the Road Episode 112 Show Notes
111-Back to Basics: Phones & MySudo Episode 111 Show Notes
110-Testing Your Online Security Episode 110 Show Notes
109-Privacy News & Buscador 2.0 Release Episode 109 Show Notes
108-Our TV's, Doorbells, & Private Messengers Are Spying On Us Episode 108 Show Notes
107-Listener Questions Episode 107 Show Notes
106-Blur Breach, Fake Porn, & Domain Histories Episode 106 Show Notes
105-Advanced Disinformation & Telephone Archives Episode 105 Show Notes
104-Australia vs. Privacy Episode 104 Show Notes
103-Intermediate Disinformation, Reputation Mgmt, & Usenet Archives Episode 103 Show Notes
102-A Bad Week for Hotels and Their Customers Episode 102 Show Notes
101-Basic Disinformation & Covert OSINT Accounts Episode 101 Show Notes
100-Alex Goldman, Frank Ahearn, & Justin Seitz Episode 100 Show Notes
099-Some Show Housekeeping Episode 099 Show Notes
098-Sextortion, Data Breaches, and Anonymous Browsing Episode 098 Show Notes
097-A Discussion on Cloud Storage with SpiderOak Episode 097 Show Notes
096-Lessons Learned From My Latest Doxxing Attack Episode 096 Show Notes
095-Better Email with Fastmail Episode 095 Show Notes
094-Bruce Schneier Episode 094 Show Notes
093-Social Engineering Revisited with Chris Hadnagy Episode 093 Show Notes
092-Call-In Show Episode 092 Show Notes
091-Privacy vs. OSINT with Justin Seitz Episode 091 Show Notes
090-Privacy vs. Online Dating Episode 090 Show Notes
089-More Privacy Problems Episode 089 Show Notes
088-No, I did not quit the podcast... Episode 088 Show Notes
087-Staying Private/Secure at Blackhat/Defcon Episode 087 Show Notes
086-This Week In Privacy Episode 086 Show Notes
085-This Week In Privacy Episode 085 Show Notes
084-This Week In Privacy Episode 084 Show Notes
083-This Week In Privacy Episode 083 Show Notes
082-When Privacy Enthusiasts Die Episode 082 Show Notes
081-Nomad Update Episode 081 Show Notes
080-This Week In Privacy Episode 080 Show Notes
079-Revisit Your Threat Model Episode 079 Show Notes
078-OnlyKey by CryptoTrust Episode 078 Show Notes
077-This Week In Privacy Questions Episode 077 Show Notes
076-Huge MySudo Updates from Steve Shillingford Episode 076 Show Notes
075-A Conversation with the EFF Episode 075 Show Notes
074-The Consequences of Leaving Facebook Episode 074 Show Notes
073-This Week In Privacy Episode 073 Show Notes
072-Switching to Linux-Part 4: Hurdles Episode 072 Show Notes
071-An Inside Look at People Search Sites Episode 071 Show Notes
070-Switching to Linux-Part 3: Applications Episode 070 Show Notes
069-Nextcloud Episode 069 Show Notes
068-Switching to Linux-Part 2: OS Choices Episode 068 Show Notes
067-Sudden Wealth, What If You Won The Lottery? Episode 067 Show Notes
066-Switching to Linux-Part 1: Hardware Episode 066 Show Notes
065-Staying Safe with Mike Seeklander Episode 065 Show Notes
064-Trusts Update & Employment Privacy Episode 064 Show Notes
063-Brave Browser Episode 063 Show Notes
062-Keeping Your Data Private with Standard Notes Episode 062 Show Notes
061-Land Trusts Made Simple with Randy Hughes Episode 061 Show Notes
060-Hardware Privacy and Security with System76 Episode 060 Show Notes
059-Michael returns to tackle listener questions Episode 059 Show Notes
058-New To Privacy? Start Here Episode 058 Show Notes
057-Financial Privacy & Security Episode 057 Show Notes
056-De-Google Your Life Episode 056 Show Notes
055-Privacy Nomads with Jesse & Cameron, Part II Episode 055 Show Notes
054-Back to Basics: Wi-Fi Security Episode 054 Show Notes
053-Back to Basics: Usernames, Passwords, and Password Managers Episode 053 Show Notes
052-Protecting Your Kids' Privacy Episode 052 Show Notes
051-Protect Your Address with Snail Mail Control Episode 051 Show Notes
050-Fiftieth Episode Privacy Round Table Episode 050 Show Notes
049-Why Every Home Needs a Proper Firewall Episode 049 Show Notes
048-Privacy Nomads with Jesse and Cameron Episode 048 Show Notes
047-Virtual Currencies with Joey King Episode 047 Show Notes
046-All of Our Hardware Is Vulnerable, Let's Fix It Episode 046 Show Notes
045-Windows: Part II Episode 045 Show Notes
044-The Equifax Debacle Episode 044 Show Notes
043-Windows: Part I Episode 043 Show Notes
042-A Conversation with KeepassXC Episode 042 Show Notes
041-Just 30 More Things... Episode 041 Show Notes
040-A Conversation with The Tor Project Episode 040 Show Notes
039-What Cell Companies Know About Us Episode 039 Show Notes
038-Balancing Privacy and Sanity Episode 038 Show Notes
037-The Forensic Evidence on Our Phones Episode 037 Show Notes
036-Andy Yen is back to discuss ProtonVPN Episode 036 Show Notes
035-Wire CEO Alan Duric Episode 035 Show Notes
034-Our Sudo Strategies Episode 034 Show Notes
033-Anonymous Purchase Strategies Episode 033 Show Notes
032-Catching up from Manila Episode 032 Show Notes
031-Just 30 Quick Things... Episode 031 Show Notes
030-Faking Your Death with Elizabeth Greenwood Episode 030 Show Notes
029-Android Security with Custom Roms Episode 029 Show Notes
028-Faraday Bags Episode 028 Show Notes
027-Social Engineering with Chris Hadnagy Episode 027 Show Notes
026-How a Cop Hides from the Internet Episode 026 Show Notes
025-Custom Linux Builds for Privacy & Security Episode 025 Show Notes
024-A Normal Guy Goes All-In Episode 024 Show Notes
023-Michael Buys a New iPhone Episode 023 Show Notes
022-Special Edition: The CIA Leaks Episode 022 Show Notes
021-The Phone Debate: Android vs iOS Episode 021 Show Notes
020-Using YubiKeys for Enhanced Security Episode 020 Show Notes
019-PIA is here to discuss VPNs Episode 019 Show Notes
018-Listener Questions Part III Episode 018 Show Notes
017-Andy Yen of ProtonMail Episode 017 Show Notes
016-Catching Up from SLC Episode 016 Show Notes CEO Bo Jiang Episode 015 Show Notes
014-JJ Luna Episode 014 Show Notes
013-Blur CTO Andrew Sudbury Episode 013 Show Notes
012-Listener Questions Part II Episode 012 Show Notes
011-Nine New Lives with Sudo CEO Steve Shillingford Episode 011 Show Notes
010-Listener Questions Part I Episode 010 Show Notes
009-That One Privacy Guy Episode 009 Show Notes
008-Backup Strategies Episode 008 Show Notes
007-Email Strategies Episode 007 Show Notes
006-The Cost of Privacy Episode 006 Show Notes
005-OSINT Strategies for Privacy Episode 005 Show Notes
004-Setting Up Your Mac Episode 004 Show Notes
003-All Aboard the Privacy Train Episode 003 Show Notes
002-Updates to the book (Part 2) Episode 002 Show Notes
001-Updates to the book (Part 1) Episode 001 Show Notes

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