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Hiding from Surveillance Capitalism

The politics of “internet privacy”

Recently I decided to ‘de-google’. It’s the result of a few months of reading, writing, and thinking about Big Tech and Surveillance Capitalism, but all the theory didn’t really prepare me for the complexity of the process.

One of the first things I did was replace Chrome and Google with Firefox and DuckDuckGo, with an ad-blocker. The aim of this assemblage of apps was to defeat Surveillance Capitalism at the coalface — to stop the data flow generated by my browsing going out, and to…

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