CONTROL YOUR DATA:
HOW TO DO IT YOURSELF

Taking control of your data is not so hard if you take it one simple step at a time.








five simple steps

To take more control over your data.

  1. CHANGE YOUR DEFAULT SETTINGS: FIREFOX, CHROME, TWITTER (AND OTHERS)
    Default settings are often set to 'share as much as possible', but luckily this can usually be changed. How-to's for Firefox, Chrome, and Twitter are below. Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn are coming soon!

  2. INSTALL ADD-ONS/EXTENSIONS TO BLOCK TRACKERS
    Take ten minutes to add a few tracker-blocking extensions to your browser. They are easy to install and will make your website visits a lot more private.

  3. USE ALTERNATIVE TOOLS: EMAIL, CHAT, SEARCH, DOCS, MAPS, AND OTHERS
    The only way to really keep your data out of corporate hands is to use alternative, free and open source tools instead. Luckily there's an excellent selection out there!

  4. EVALUATE YOUR TOOLS
    Key questions to ask about the tools and services you're using now, and about those you're thinking about using.

  5. IMPLEMENT SOME PRIVACY AND SECURITY BASICS
    Make these five things a habit.

HOW TO CONTROL YOUR DATA ON:

platform-specific HOW-TO'S (more coming soon!) 

ALTERNATIVE tools and platforms

email, chat, maps, docs, search engines

When you use a tool, your data land ups with the company that owns that tool. The only way to really keep your data out of corporate hands is to use alternative, free and open source tools instead. Luckily there's an excellent selection out there... click on the boxes below for more.