PODCAST

Opt Out

Seth For Privacy

Welcome to Opt Out, where I sit down with passionate people to learn why privacy matters to them, the tools and techniques they’ve found and leveraged, and where we encourage and inspire others towards personal privacy and data-sovereignty.

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Welcome to Opt Out
May 31 2021
41 seconds
Private messaging via Session w/ Kee JefferysAnonymous SIM cards via Silent.LinkMonerotopia conference special w/ Douglas TumanSelf-hosted search via Whoogle w/ Ben BusbyTaking back your data via Nextcloud w/ Jos PoortvlietNetwork privacy via i2p w/ idk and SadieManaging passwords via Bitwarden w/ Ryan LuibrandPrivate search via Startpage w/ Kelly Finnerty
Have you been considering a more privacy-preserving search engine but not sure where to start? This episode, we're sitting down with Kelly from Startpage to chat about the Startpage search engine, how it works, it's limitations, and more.More about Kelly Finnerty:Kelly's guest profile -- https://optoutpod.com/guests/kelly-finnerty/More about Startpage Search:Website -- https://www.startpage.com/About Startpage -- https://www.startpage.com/en/about-usHow does Startpage preserve privacy? -- https://www.startpage.com/en/how-startpage-works/Privacy, Please! blog -- https://www.startpage.com/privacy-please/More about the Startpage Privacy Protection extension:Website -- https://add.startpage.com/en/protectionFor Chrome/Brave -- https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/startpage-privacy-protect/cdkhedhmncjnpabolpjceohohlefegak?hl=enFor Firefox -- https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/startpage-privacy-protection/Opt Out's Sponsors:Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#localmoneroIVPN, an ethical, no-nonsense, non-logging VPN provider -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#ivpnSupporting Opt Out:Donations -- https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!Support the show (https://optoutpod.com/about/#donations)
Feb 20 2022
53 mins
Application firewalls w/ David and Daniel from Safing.ioNetwork privacy via Tor w/ Isabela Bagueros from the Tor ProjectBear Arms N' Bitcoin conference special w/ Ragnar LifthasirPrivacy-preserving networks w/ Harry Halpin from NymSecuring your Bitcoin w/ Zach Herbert from FOUNDATIONPrivacy on Bitcoin w/ Samourai WalletClean up your data online w/ Rob Shavell from DeleteMe
Wondering how to take back control of the data captured by data brokers before you started taking privacy more seriously? This episode, we're sitting down with Rob Shavell, co-founder of DeleteMe to chat about cleaning up the data about you that's been scooped up by data brokers across the internet.Note: There were a few small 1-2s segments where Rob's audio cuts out, but shouldn't be too disruptive to the listening experience! Apologies for the minor technical issues in this one.More about Rob Shavell:Rob's guest profile -- https://optoutpod.com/guests/rob-shavell/More about DeleteMe:Website -- https://joindeleteme.com/Join DeleteMe via my referral code and save 20% -- https://joindeleteme.com/refer/?coupon=RFR-147055-QMGRZFOpt Out receives $20 per use of this referral code, for transparency. There is no pressure from me to use this, feel free to sign up without it if you'd rather not use a ref link!DeleteMe DIY data removal guide -- https://joindeleteme.com/help/diy-free-opt-out-guide/Techlore's review of DeleteMe -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5md4RL241IIOpt Out's Sponsors:Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#localmoneroIVPN, an ethical, no-nonsense, non-logging VPN provider -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#ivpnSupporting Opt Out:Donations -- https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!Support the show (https://optoutpod.com/about/#donations)
Jan 9 2022
58 mins
Email aliasing w/ Son from SimpleLoginPrivacy education, funding, and Apple w/ Sun Knudsen
Wondering why someone decides to do privacy education and research full-time? This episode, we're sitting down with Sun Knudsen to chat about his education and research on privacy, funding in the privacy and FOSS spaces, and a little bit of macOS vs Linux.More about Sun Knudsen:Sun Knudsen's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/sun-knudsen/Sun Knudsen's recommended tools to Opt Out:Tails, a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship -- https://tails.boum.org/Signal, an easy-to-use end-to-end encrypted messenger -- https://signal.org/Yubikey, a hardware approach to multi-factor auth and key management -- https://www.yubico.com/products/KeePassXC, a FOSS password manager -- https://keepassxc.org/Veracrypt, an open-source tool for creating and managing encrypted volumes -- https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.htmlTrezor, an open-source hardware wallet for cryptocurrencies -- https://trezor.io/Cold Card, an extremely secure Bitcoin hardware wallet -- https://coldcard.com/This week's project to help you Opt Out - i2p:Website -- https://geti2p.net/en/Getting started with i2p -- https://geti2p.net/en/about/introOfficial i2p client downloads -- https://geti2p.net/en/about/introi2p-zero, a lightweight i2p client -- https://github.com/i2p-zero/i2p-zeroOpt Out's Sponsors:Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#localmoneroIVPN, an ethical, no-nonsense, non-logging VPN provider -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#ivpnSupporting Opt Out:Donations -- https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!
Dec 21 2021
1 hr 41 mins
Sponsor Special w/ Viktor Vecsei from IVPN
Dec 3 2021
43 mins
A Bitcoiner's journey towards privacy w/ BitcoinQnA
Wondering what drives normal people to focus on FOSS? This episode, we're sitting down with QnA to chat about his journey towards privacy through Bitcoin and the impact of FOSS along the way.More about QnA:QnA's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/bitcoin-qna/QnA's full list of recommended tools -- https://bitcoiner.guide/toolkit/QnA's recommended tools to Opt Out:FOUNDATION devices, a FOSS-first company producing the Passport, a Bitcoin hardware wallet -- https://foundationdevices.com/Samourai Wallet, a privacy-preserving Android wallet -- https://samouraiwallet.com/Pop_OS!, an easy to use Linux OS -- https://pop.system76.com/StarLabs, a Linux-first laptop company -- https://starlabs.systems/Threema, an end-to-end encrypted messenger, similar to Signal -- https://threema.ch/en/Yunohost, a FOSS platform for simplified self-hosting -- https://yunohost.org/Matrix, the protocol -- https://matrix.org/Element, a cross-platform Matrix chat client -- https://element.ioMullvad, a well-known and non-logging VPN provider -- https://mullvad.net/en/This week's project to help you Opt Out - Pop_OS!:Website -- https://pop.system76.com/My episode with Jeremy Soller from System76 -- https://www.optoutpod.com/coreboot-foss-firmware-pop_os-and-system76-w-jeremy-soller-special/Opt Out's Sponsors:Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#localmoneroIVPN, an ethical, no-nonsense, non-logging VPN provider -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#ivpnSupporting Opt Out:Donations -- https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!Support the show (https://optoutpod.com/about/#donations)
Nov 29 2021
1 hr 21 mins
Personal responsibility in privacy, FOSS funding models, and Bitcoin w/ Matt Odell
Wondering why FOSS and privacy have become such a focus for Matt Odell and Citadel Dispatch, or wanting to learn more about FOSS in general? This episode, we're sitting down with Matt Odell for a bit of a different show where we focus on listener questions around FOSS, privacy, FOSS community ethos, and his journey towards privacy.More about Matt Odell:Matt Odell's guest profile -- https://www.optoutpod.com/guests/odell/Matt's podcast, Citadel Dispatch -- https://citadeldispatch.comMatt's recommended tools -- https://citadeldispatch.com/help/Matt Odell's recommended tools to Opt Out:CalyxOS, a privacy-centric de-Googled Android OS -- https://calyxos.org/Signal, an easy-to-use end-to-end encrypted messenger -- https://signal.org/Aegis OTP, a FOSS 2-factor Android app -- https://getaegis.app/Threema, an end-to-end encrypted messenger, similar to Signal -- https://threema.ch/en/Matrix, the protocol -- https://matrix.org/Element, a cross-platform Matrix chat client -- https://element.ioPop_OS!, an easy to use Linux OS -- https://pop.system76.com/System76, a Linux-first and FOSS-first hardware company -- https://system76.com/Tor browser, and easy to use anonymous web browser -- https://www.torproject.org/Samourai Wallet, a privacy-preserving Android wallet -- https://samouraiwallet.com/Sparrow wallet, a privacy-friendly and fully-featured desktop Bitcoin wallet -- https://sparrowwallet.com/Muun, a self-custody Bitcoin and Lightning wallet -- https://muun.com/F-Droid, an open-source-only Android app store -- https://f-droid.org/en/Tutanota, an encrypted email host -- https://tutanota.com/Opt Out's Sponsors:Cake Wallet, an easy to use Monero mobile wallet -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#cake-walletLocalMonero, an excellent and privacy-preserving way to buy and sell Monero -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#localmoneroIVPN, an ethical, no-nonsense, non-logging VPN provider -- https://optoutpod.com/sponsors/#ivpnSupporting Opt Out:Donations -- https://optoutpod.com/about/#donationsLeave a review on your favorite podcast platform, if possible!Share it with your friends, family, and other communities!
Nov 13 2021
2 hrs 9 mins