There is a growing trend amongst internet companies – i.e. those organisations who provide services over the internet which store your data – to proclaim your freedom and control over your data. Sometimes, the reality doesn’t quite bear up.
I have decided to write an ad-hoc series of blog posts treating this subject. My main area of focus will be how to use readily-available tools to help you liberate your data and regain control over it.
Keep an eye on my series, at https://dowe.io/tag/data-liberation – and subscribe by email if you want to be kept up-to-date with the latest posts.
The main subjects I am planning to write about at this stage revolve around the current internet/mobile ecosystem and what you can do to live a productive life while maintaining security.
My outline of topics so far:
- Unlocking your saved passwords from Google Chrome, the internet’s darling web browser
- Using a free office suite to replace expensive, proprietary vendors’ offerings
- Getting to grips with your own web account
– why do this? Benefits? – How to set up? – Basic steps for maximum security
- Using your own internet calendar and contact list, rather than letting your data be snooped on by the easier alternatives…
- Secure P2P file sharing – no, it’s NOT ILLEGAL!
As well as these practical how-tos, I’m also intending to cover the bigger picture in a few supporting articles:
- Leaving the “safety” of Windows/MacOS behind. Addressing some misplaced fears.
- Risks of the “walled garden”
- Get back in control
– what YOU can do to ensure your rights are not being violated – being pro-active and helping in the community
With writing in mind…
If you would like to suggest ideas or subject areas that you would like covered, please get in touch.
I look forward to your comments!