Apple’s iCloud Private Relay was unveiled in the middle of last year, and it made a big splash in the tech community. It makes browsing using Safari, Apple’s web browser, more private and anyone who has a paid iCloud account can turn it on. For the average user, it seems to be a huge step forward for privacy.

But does this mean you should add it to your security toolbox?

We’ll dive into how private relay works, all the pros and cons, and how it compares to VPNs and Tor, so that you can decide whether it’s the right fit for you.

00:00 – Intro
00:47 – VPNs and TOR: What are they?
02:58 – How Privacy Relay Works
05:03 – Apple’s Second Servers
05:36 – Private Relay’s Three-fold Outcome
06:15 – Pushback
06:54 – My Recommendation
07:49 – Privacy Comparison
08:40 – Summary

Private relay is a significant upgrade for the average user, but there are caveats that a privacy-conscious person should be aware of.

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Recommended Books:

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser!

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Lightening to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!! (or don’t use them at all)