The Kit

This is the Privacy Kit. Fifty two things you can do to improve your privacy. None of these should take more than twenty minutes or half an hour to do, and some of them will take considerably less time than that. You don’t have to do all of these things, or most of them, or even any of them. You can do all of them and find links to even more ways to improve your privacy. You can read through these and decide to do none of them. Even then you’ll hopefully have a better idea of who is interested in acquiring your personal information and why.

These are grouped by week but obviously you can do them at any time you want to, and you don’t really have to follow any set order.

Month One

1. Get yourself a shredder.
2. Turn on automatic updates everywhere.
3. Your phone number. Don’t tell everyone.
4. Use Firefox.
5. Add some addons.

Month Two

6. What does Google know about you?
7. Learn a thing or two about Facebook.
8. Be careful what you click on.
9. Turn on two-factor authentication.

Month Three

10. Use a throwaway email service.
11. Sign up for an encrypted email service.
12. Potent passwords.
13. Watch The Lives Of Others.

Month Four

14. Use an encrypted messaging service.
15. More two factor authentication.
16. Have I Been Pwned?
17. Use a password manager.

Month Five

18. Lock your devices.
19. Don’t use public WiFi if you can avoid it.
20. Use a VPN.
21. Don’t email scans of official documents.
22. Shops. Don’t give them your email address.

Month Six

23. Who’s sharing your email address?
24. Don’t sign in to anything important on anyone else’s device.
25. Extra addons.
26. You’re halfway through.

Twenty six more things to do coming soon. Alright, soon-ish.