The Watchman Privacy Newsletter

Gabriel Custodiet
We analyze the war on privacy and freedom in all its forms. Then we talk solutions.
Created 27 May 2021
14
Posts
0
Likes
0
Comments
0
Mentions
  • Privacy Expert JJ Luna on How to Be Invisible
    27 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear privacy seekers, In this episode I speak with JJ Luna, author of the influential book How to Be Invisible, which influenced most of the people you hear talking about privacy today. The conversati...
  • How and Why to Torrent
    17 Sep 2021 • 12 min read
    Listen to the audio version of this essay here. (Quick note: this newsletter is not encouraging you to do anything. It is informational only, as you will note from my very purposeful language.) Dear p...
  • Former Big Tech Lawyer: On Privacy and Finding the Light
    09 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear privacy seekers, In this episode I speak with Sonal Tolman, a former lawyer for Big Tech. But a quick disclaimer: this not an exposé of what happens behind the legal curtains of any particular co...
  • Apple Cannot Give You Privacy
    27 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
    Listen to the audio version of this essay here. Dear fellow privacy seekers, Apple announced in early August that it will be releasing, in a future update, three “Child Safety” changes to their softwa...
  • An Interview with Barry Reid: The Paper Trip and New Identities
    20 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear privacy seekers, This week I sat down with a legend in privacy circles. Barry Reid is the founder of Eden Press and its most famous book: The Paper Trip. In this book, originally published during...
  • Rental Culture as Slavery
    16 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    Listen to the audio version of this essay here. Dear privacy seekers, You may have noticed—or maybe not—the slow encroachment of rental culture into our lives. Maybe you even heard the World Economic ...
  • Private Living in a Seapod: An Interview with Grant Romundt from Ocean Builders
    06 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Dear privacy seekers, Today I interviewed the CEO of a company that builds self-sufficient—or nearly self-sufficient—seapods which one can live in out in the ocean. The origin of these seapods is not ...
  • Alternatives to Big Tech
    16 Jul 2021 • 13 min read
    Listen to the audio version of this essay here. Dear privacy-seekers, It’s no secret that Big Tech companies—by which I mean Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon—don’t care about yo...
  • What John McAfee Taught Us About Privacy
    07 Jul 2021 • 7 min read
    Listen to the audio version of this essay here. Dear privacy-seekers, John McAfee was a larger-than-life figure whose recent death, supposedly of suicide, is a tragedy, but also an opportunity to disc...
  • An Introduction to Bitcoin
    18 Jun 2021 • 9 min read
    Listen to the audio version of this essay here. Let’s talk Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital asset. What does that mean? Well, it is digital in the sense that it only exists as part of a computer program....
  • View More on Substack »