How To Use This 2,000-Year-Old Technology to Secure Your Devices

The First Rule of Privacy Club is to get yourself a notebook.

That’s right. We’re going low-tech. So our first piece of advice is for you to purchase a notebook and put all your passwords in it. Then, we want you to put that notebook in the mail and send it to us. (I’m kidding. I’m kidding.)

No, but listen: If you want real privacy and security, then you need to keep as much information about yourself offline as possible. Once you or your friends enter any personal information online there’s a chance it can be used against you. Either for profit by data brokers or by fascists and weirdos who have nothing better to do than fuck up your life.

Any kind of notebook will do, but we prefer the LEUCHTTURM1917 Official Bullet Journal. They are sturdy, the paper quality is good, and if you stick with us throughout this program, it’s going to be super useful when we get to the later steps.

So get a notebook and don’t go sharing it with anyone. Ok? Let someone you trust know where it is and what’s in it, but in the words of Gandalf, you want to keep your notebook secret and safe otherwise.

Read this post and more on my Typeshare Social Blog



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B.J. Mendelson

B.J. Mendelson is the author of “Social Media Is Bullshit” from St. Martin’s Press.