These days, trackers infiltrate nearly every webpage. Advertisements demand your attention and monitor your online movements. Your own devices and software send telemetry back to manufacturers and developers, leaking all kinds of information about your activities.
DNS blocklists can help you regain control over your network traffic. They can stop your devices from ever connecting to certain data tracking sites, malicious content, or servers that collect telemetry.
In this video, we explain exactly how they work, and how to set them up on your home network using the open source router and firewall software, pfSense.
00:53 Understanding DNS Blocklists
02:32 Setting Up DNS Blocklists
13:36 Note for Quad9 Users
14:17 The Looming Threat
DNS blocklists and the reports they generate are a great way to become more aware of how our data is being collected and our privacy invaded without us realizing.
Special Thanks to John Todd for guiding us through the tutorial process!
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Beginner’s Introduction To Privacy – Naomi Brockwell
Permanent Record – Edward Snowden
What has the government done to our money – Rothbard
Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald
Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!
Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076
USB-C 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)
Samsung note 10 – https://amzn.to/3wNtYwb
iPhone XR – https://amzn.to/3Q8Sq4S
Pixel 6a – https://amzn.to/3i9dnQz
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!!!