Complete Privacy & Security Podcast E059:
Michael Returns and We Tackle Listener Q&A
This week Michael returns to clean out the inbox of all your listener questions.
MAIN TOPIC – Listener Q&A
What is an IRS protection PIN and should I have one?
I am traveling overseas and need a constant internet connection. How secure/private is a mobile cellular hotspot?
Have you guys moved to Linux laptops and if so, what do you think?
What are your thoughts on Brave Browser?
I’ve read that Amazon tracks everything I do on my Kindle. Is there a way to use my Kindle privately?
You can now customize Signal with an avatar and nickname. Are there risks to doing this?
Can you give us an update on Volume II of The Complete Privacy & Security Desk Reference?
I am considering a name change. Do you recommend this/is it worth it?
How much information do I have to give the account who is doing my taxes? What is the minimum I can give them?
How do you listen to podcasts/music, i.e. do you worry that you might be “podcast fingerprinted” based on the shows you subscribe to?
If Michael keeps his phone in a Faraday bag, how does he charge it?
Some Windows PCs allow you to disable the camera and microphone at the BIOS level. Can this still be hacked?
Do you still run anti-virus on your Mac, or just Little Snitch?
- ClamAV with Homebrew: https://gist.github.com/zhurui1008/4fdc875e557014c3a34e
Is it vital for me to put my KeePassXC database in a VeraCrypt container
Can you migrate apps or gift card balances to a new Apple account anonymously?
I have a custom domain name with my business. Is there an advantage to using this with ProtonMail? Does it make it more secure? Are there disadvantages to this strategy?
The 2020 census is coming up. Do I have to respond?
My doctor wants to have a video/teleconference via Doxy.me. Is it secure?
Is there an open-source version of Little Snitch for Linux?
Do you guys have any update on using Open Street Map? Are GPS devices transmitting my location?
There is no way to globally disable Siri on iOS 11. Since I have to disable it on a per-app basis, does this mean it is still listening? Do you guys have a fix for this?
DEFENSE: Discussed on the show!
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