• Linux,  Privacy

    My Browser – Mozilla Firefox

    Next step in my Privacy Journey, I have successfully switched from Google Chrome/Chromium to Mozilla Firefox. I used to use Firefox a long time ago but with the release of Google Chrome in 2008, I made the switch the Google Chrome. Google Chrome used to be the most snappy browser that exist. However, with the release Mozilla Firefox Quantum, Firefox is on par or snappier than Chrome. The Mozilla Organization has always been one that advocates internet freedom and privacy and we can see that is clearly the case in the privacy and security settings. Firefox also has a huge range of Add-ons available to harden your privacy. Here are…

  • Linux,  Privacy

    My OS – Manjaro KDE Linux

    If you are reading this post, you should know why I am moving away from Windows 10. If not, you can read my previous post here. I have tried a bunch of different Linux, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Solus and many others. However, I found myself always going back to Manjaro. To be honest, I really have no idea why I keep going back to Manjaro Linux. Perhaps it’s because it just works. I have been running Manjaro for about 6 months now without any hiccups. If there were any, it was because i was tinkering around and customizing it. Managed to resolve all issues by rolling back and with…

  • Privacy

    Why I am switching away from Windows 10

    If you are reading this, you must already know that Windows 10 is a privacy nightmare. It “phones home” and retrieves telemetry every so often and does so even after being disabled. For a long time I have been find ways to harden privacy on Windows 10 but to no avail. There are software like O&O Shutup 10. However, the settings seem to revert itself or does so after an update. If you are still using Windows 10, I would advise you to use this application and go through each setting in the privacy section of the Windows control panel and disable all options as tracking and “learning about you”…

  • Privacy

    My Privacy To-Do List

    In the upcoming posts, I will be going more in-depth on the steps I took and I will be taking to progress further on my journey to regaining my privacy. Here is a glimpse of what to expect in my upcoming posts. Each item would be a more in-depth posts by itself. Moving from Windows 10 to Linux Chrome Browser to Firefox Browser (including privacy add-ons) Google Drive to my self-hosted NextCloud instance Flashing my Android phone to LineageOS (privacy related apps) Other privacy related topics Stay tuned!

  • Uncategorized

    Welcome

    Welcome to my blog where I will be sharing my journey to regain my online and offline privacy. P/S. English is not my first language and I hope this would help me to improve my language skills too. For years, I have been spewing my life online on social medias like Friendster (woah), MySpace, Facebook and many more. Also, storing private data on cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive. I have spent over a year clearing up my digital footprint and preventing myself from leaving further digital footprint by slowly migrating away from the big data harvesting companies like Facebook and Google. Stay tuned as I log my progress…