You know you should take control of your privacy on the internet, the problem is it takes changing your habits. One thing we can all agree on is that no one wants to change their habits. I have a suggestion for an easy way to get started, create a new you. This is how it works, the new you has no habits as a matter of fact the new you doesn’t have much. No name, no address, no phone, no social security number, no friends, no enemies, no politics, no history. The new you is anonymous. You can hang on to all your old habits and use the new you to explore and move to the private secure internet.
To become real you are going to have to give the new you a name. Your Email address is your name on the internet. What should the name be be? I don’t recommend “email@example.com” if that’s your real name try “firstname.lastname@example.org” or “email@example.com” or “firstname.lastname@example.org”. The rules for an email address are, all lowercase letters, numbers 0>9 and the only special character allowed is the ( _ ) underscore. This name will be your email address and your username on our system and you will want to use it when opening new accounts for secure services.
Why i3.net, because we meet the highest verifiable standards for privacy and security that there are, we have an A+ rating. Our systems were designed to provide privacy and security from the outset.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “The World Wide Web had several differences from other hypertext systems available at the time. The Web required only unidirectional links rather than bidirectional ones, making it possible for someone to link to another resource without action by the owner of that resource.” and “the World Wide Web was non-proprietary, making it possible to develop servers and clients independently and to add extensions without licensing restrictions.”
What that means is that on the internet, anyone using any tool that they possess can enter your system look around take what they want unless you take steps to stop them.
I mentioned habits, we all have them, I am no exception. I have always had private, secure email and I have always known the methods used for data collection and believed that I was insulated from it. In helping to put our system together I learned a few things that I will pass along to you.
After our team developed and tested the @i3.net email system came implementing it. I decided to pretend I knew nothing about internet privacy and security and install it as part of a complete privacy security solution. This is what I did and how I suggest you proceed.
I created an email account @i3.net after I selected my “username”/”email Address” and logged into my account for the first time I read the welcome message sent an email to one of my other accounts back and forth, just testing. Next I installed the Brave Browser my reason being the @i3.net mail system uses a webmail client and rather than erase all the history, cookies, bookmarks and search results from one of the browsers I have been using I would start fresh with a browser that is set up for privacy out of the box. I followed the steps in setting up the browser choosing DuckDuckGo as my search engine and using the built in password manager. I also copied my history and bookmarks but not the cookies from my previous browsers. Looking at the results it was obvious I had a much higher opinion of my own practices than the facts would support. I’m going to clean up my act delete my history, bookmarks and cookies on my other browsers, delete some of my old emails and in the mean time use my new email and browser.
This is privacy step one.