Data brokers are like invisible digital packrats, silently harvesting every piece of data about us that they can find. But the information provided by data brokers isn’t always correct. This is a problem because it’s often heavily relied on by law enforcement as evidence, without being independently verified.
In this video, hacker and researcher Ghost Exodus explains how his life took a dramatic turn because of inaccurate information provided by data brokers. We also explain steps that you can be can today to minimize your risk.
00:00 What Are Data Brokers
03:28 LexisNexis’ Accurint
04:43 Ghost Exodus’ Story
07:51 The Dangers of Inaccurate Data Collection
10:08 What Can We Do
If we enable powerful entities like governments or corporations to see completely into our lives, we shift the balance of power too far away from the individual, and could lead society to a dark place. Thankfully, we are empowered individuals, and can make changes in our own lives to protect our privacy, starting today.
Learn more about Ghost Exodus’ story on Darknet Diaries!
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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!!!