All traffic from devices connecting to your Wi-Fi passes through your router.
How much do you know about what your router is actually doing with that data
Which data does it collect?
Is it tracking the websites you visit?
Is it selling your data to 3rd parties?

A great article was released this week in CNet by Ry Crist, diving into all of this, and as an expert who has been researching routers for years he was able to dig into the privacy policies of major router companies and also ask them directly about their data policies.

We dive into what you need to know about routers: the data your router has access to, whether your privacy is at risk, and tools you can use to protect yourself.

0:00 Show Preroll
0:52 Show Intro
1:56 How much do you know about your Router?
1:57 CNET Article Review
3:36 What is a router and how does it manage your data
5:25 Problem With Privacy Policies
7:00 Lack Of Transparency
8:34 Google: The Sole Exception?
13:15 Read Between The Lines: CommScope & California Law
19:15 Opt-Out Provisions: Where are they??
22:50 TP Link Options: Hilarious And Ridiculous
23:23 Eero: “Then Stop Using Us”
28:06 TOR
32:08 HTTPS, SSL, and TLS: What Are They And What Are Their Differences?
35:55 Use End-to-End Encryption
39:38 TOR: More Info
40:05 Thanks CNET!
42:29 The Privacy Journey: Thanks, and Show Out

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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

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)