I’m Dennis (with a website focused on privacy, I was never going to give my full name). I started this website to help educate ordinary folk on how to guard their privacy and security online. More importantly, I’ll be highlighting some of the gross violations of privacy by governments, corporations and hackers that most of the general public either ignore (at what cost?) or simply are not aware of. I’ve always been amazed at how much information people, both willingly and unwittingly, give away online and how easy it is to massively reduce the risk with a few simple steps.
I’ve helped family and friends with security and privacy tips since the late 90s, but it was my anger at our government’s decision to roll back privacy laws regulating internet providers which spawned the birth of this project. As of early 2017, ISPs are free to use data about your online activity to make money from advertisers. You won’t see a cent back from this blatant profiteering at the expense of your privacy. Yes, they can gather data on your kids too. Of course, with the right tools and habits, you can prevent your ISP tracking your every move online. But most people either don’t know how or are not even aware their privacy is being compromised.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. If people realized how much data governments gather on citizens through surveillance, or how easily a hacker can steal their identity because they once used an unsecured wifi connection in Starbucks, they’d do something about it. Maybe after visiting this site, you’ll be moved to action.