What are the privacy benefits to using Linux?

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    • #195992
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      What are the privacy benefits to using Linux?

    • #195993
      Anonymous
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      • #196016
        Anonymous
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        >shilling google
        Not OP, but fuck you, melanoid.

    • #195994
      Anonymous
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      no telemetry

      • #196042
        Anonymous
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        Proprietary firmware can gain full access to your RAM
        Linux (the kernel) is part of the problem

        • #196043
          Anonymous
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          Why do these melanoid ass dunning kruger effect retards infect this board

    • #195995
      Anonymous
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      You can browse the internet with complete stealth, the entire world not even noticing your presence.
      I USE ARCH LINUX BTW.
      INSTALL ARCH LINUX.

      • #196017
        Anonymous
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        can you link me to a guide to doing this?
        I just want to read books…

        • #196018
          Anonymous
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          >using arch linux for privacy
          ngmi. use qubes-whonix

      • #196031
        Anonymous
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        >complete stealth
        KEK your browser fingerprint stickout like a trap’s dick

      • #196037
        Anonymous
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        You do realize your ISP knows everything you do on the internet, right?

    • #195996
      Anonymous
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      You guys really thinks you have muuhh privacy because OS X or Y? Seriously?

      • #195997
        Anonymous
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        More privacy than using windows.

        • #196001
          Anonymous
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          So delusional…

          • #196003
            Anonymous
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            Elaborate (you can’t)

          • #196004
            Anonymous
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            What is delusional about the fact that not pumping your info to m$ and their partners is unquestionably more secure?

    • #195998
      Anonymous
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      none. it has tons of backdoors, and every single website knows youre using linux because of javascript and/or user agents. and when they know youre on linux, youre singled out. because now youre part of a marketshare that’s less than 1%, and that makes it incredibly easy for each and every actor, including agencies, to track the absolute fuck out you
      anonymity with technology is a myth. there is only obscurity. and you get obscurity by blending in

    • #195999
      Anonymous
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      it lets me make a user account without connecting to the internet

    • #196010
      Anonymous
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      • #196012
        Anonymous
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        OP again. Thanks. I will be installing gentoo.

    • #196011
      Anonymous
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      none
      you are 0.01% of users and are thus insanely easy to identify and track based on geolocation alone
      even if you’re ANONEMOOSE your ISP sells all your data to the FBI and they can instantly smell the neckbeard from your IP address because your useragent pops up as LOONIX for every website you visit and popos can pinpoint with 99.9999% accuracy that it was you that visited that tranny beastiality dilation website

      • #196013
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        explain to me how anyone could build a profile of me based off of HTTPS webpage name(s) and my OS?
        Things to go right:
        >User not using VPN
        >someone at isp sees user using Linux and decides to sell their data to the fbi as a result of their OS choice
        (no one looks and unlikely respectively)
        >ISP sells data to gov agency
        (extremely unlikely even with random Linux users as targets)
        >Some agent actually bothers to check what domain names random user connected to
        Yeah ok, that’s totally likely and something to be concerned about!

        • #196014
          Anonymous
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          they run the websites/glowies are on the website’s server

    • #196015
      Anonymous
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      none, unless you know what you’re doing

    • #196020
      Anonymous
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      your ISP are already know who you are
      and most trannix users use chrome and gmail.
      what’s the point? It’s like you implement super secure firewall and still you open the gates for CIA.

      • #196022
        Anonymous
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        lol @ chrome and Gmail.

      • #196023
        Anonymous
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        >your ISP are already know who you are
        VPN

        • #196025
          Anonymous
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          >VPN
          >for privacy

          • #196026
            Anonymous
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            Yes. If it’s hosted in the right country. If you use American services you are a retard.

          • #196027
            Anonymous
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            better than using nothing

        • #196039
          Anonymous
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          Congrats, now a VPN knows who you are.

      • #196024
        Anonymous
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        So you’re saying my ISP knows what I do on the internet, so microsoft and google may as well know, too?

        • #196028
          Anonymous
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          of fucking course. Goddamn, why trannix user are so retarded? or are they bunch of savant?

          • #196029
            Anonymous
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            Yeah, so why don’t you give us your credit card number since you don’t care about M$ and Google knowing?

            • #196030
              Anonymous
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              Here’s you fucking tryhard retard.

    • #196032
      Anonymous
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      no overt corporate surveillance by default
      *in most distributions, with the exceptions of e.g. amazon search in ubuntu unity or more recently fallback google DNS resolution in systemd.

      realistically though both the hardware itself, and whatever linux kernel you run on it have been compromised by government and or corporate "developers" who have intentionally introduced vulnerabilities in the source code.

      encryption in LUKS/dm-crypt mogs anything available for windows or mac.
      *apart from being a bit wacky and not following "best practices", veracrypt is still not known to have any vulnerabilities.

      privacy on linux is not at all guaranteed.
      but you are at least limiting many well known corporate datamining methods—
      thus making it difficult (not imposible, just ask ross ulbricht) for glowies to launder illegally, or legally but surreptitiously obtained data through known investigation methods, or to fabricate false evidence entrirely (a la Australia) through "parallel construction"

      the situation is not hopeless, so long as you remember that security is a process, not a product.
      do not count on a product (linux) to be a magic bullet to solve your problems, but do leverage is as part of a comprehensive security process.

      • #196034
        Anonymous
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        An actual good post weow

      • #196035
        Anonymous
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        >a helping post on LULZ
        Truely a rare find

    • #196036
      Anonymous
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      Almost none, both Apple and MS fully anonymize the date they are gathering. Unless you are coming from desktop Android or ChromeOS (which, ironically is Linux) you won’t see any benefits in this regard.

    • #196041
      Anonymous
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      Doesn’t send your cute and funny tummy pictures to the FBI.

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