Introducing a Series: Keeping Your Privacy

Everyone is aware that privacy online is an important topic. It becomes even more important when you apply the context of the current protests and people needing to protect their identity.

I’m lucky that I’ve worked as a professional software developer for a long time and know how to configure, run and operate lots of different services. When the protests broke out worldwide I felt like I should use my knowledge to share with others how to protect themselves.

There’s a famous Desmond Tutu quote:

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

With doing a small thing to share knowledge with others, if that only helps one other person then it’s been worthwhile.

This page will act as the overview for this series and it starts with an explanation of blurring faces from your media and removing EXIF data.