Passwords and 2FA

Almost every single service on the internet that you sign up for asks you to ‘create’ a new password. Right there, in ‘create’ is your hint. They are NOT asking you to reuse the same password that you have provided for all or most other accounts you own across the internet, but to simply generate…Continue readingPasswords and 2FA

Move out of WhatsApp, it’s time!

Over the last few years WhatsApp usage has increased by a huge margin beating every other instant messaging app in the market. In 2019, it was the most downloaded app of the year with over 850 million global downloads. Can you imagine the amount of data that gets generated from this app from every second…Continue readingMove out of WhatsApp, it’s time!

Personal Data and E-Mail

The data that we generate as individuals while using various services hosted by companies defines our behavior. Online food delivery services like Zomato, Swiggy know about our food preferences. Online shopping platforms like Amazon, Flipkart know about our spending capabilities and product preferences. Online cab service providers like Uber recognize most of the places that…Continue readingPersonal Data and E-Mail

Browsing with Enhanced Anonymity and Security

Once I started to learn more and more about the privacy risks surrounding my each and every action on the internet, there was no going back. I kept questioning myself, “How have I been this naive all these years even when I have a technical background?!” Almost every website you visit tries to identify and…Continue readingBrowsing with Enhanced Anonymity and Security

My Journey out of the Google Ecosystem

Do you have a Google account (or more) logged into your Android? Do you have your Gmail linked to every service that you use on the internet? Do you sync all your browser and search history to Chrome for easy access across devices? Until a few months ago, I was one of you. Well not…Continue readingMy Journey out of the Google Ecosystem