A conservative cannot hide their online identity. It’s far too late for that! Because big tech’s artificial intelligence (AI) already has an extensive personal profile on you, and it grows everytime you use the internet.
Therefore, there it’s not possible to become an anonymous user again. You should know this before you waste too much time and money trying to hide your identity.
Unfortunately, too many online personal security teachers waste our time. They hedge the truth by talking as if they’ll eventually expose get the “magic bullet.” Or they think the two of you together will eventually figure it as you go.
After hundreds of hours of researching, here is a summary of what I learned. Confusing the AI is the best you can do. Even then, be careful your efforts don’t come back to haunt you.
The Conservative Online Identity Crisis
Radical Democrats are causing an identity crisis for conservatives. Many conservatives are now forced to hide their political beliefs to keep their jobs.
The “Cancel Culture” politics of the radical left needs to eliminate all opposition. And so, they ruthlessly use online political information against anyone who opposes them.
Standing up to censorship
Do you remember? When you first realized the censorship of conservatives was real!
Probably, a long time ago?
An even better question nowadays: when do any of us realize soon there will soon be no one to stand up for any of us?
Advantages of standing up for your political beliefs versus lying
Standing up for your political beliefs versus denying them makes you a happier and stronger individual. Lying always seems to come back to haunt.
Maybe you have decided to mislead people at work about your political affiliation? You’re probably not alone. And, that’s the problem!
Too many conservatives have already done the same. Naturally, the Progressives (Communists) are now encouraged because they think our belief in America weakening!
I know many now lie about their political affiliation at work. And, I can’t really blame them. But lying always comes back to haunt a person.
Please consider spending time and energy to bring back free speech. Because it’s better to risk it all rather than get on your knees.
My research into how a conservative can hide online identity
After hundreds of hours of trying to hide my own online identity, I offer advice on you can avoid my dead ends. After all, who knows, maybe you’ll find that elusive magic bullet to regaining anonymity.
Please let me know if you do!
Follow the “chain of custody” of your encrypted messages?
Ok, your personal profile is already out there. What about the contents of your encrypted messages? Is the chain of encryption complete? Can “law enforcement” open them with a special key?
With a Court Order, they can! The only exception may be when your message is part of a blockchain network. Even then, a government institution may have a master key. BTW, it’s now common knowledge they use these keys without court orders.
Also, you must be aware of whether anyone copied your message by accessing your computer, while you transmitted it, or during storage on their network.
This one example of following the security of a message tells you that it could be dangerous to proceed unless you have some basic knowledge of internet networking.
If can’t give up any one of Facebook’s services, you’ll need a separate web browser and identity.
Why there are no secure web browsers.
A secure web browser should be your first line of defense; you’re primary tool. But, there are no secure web browsers.
Yes, I know about the Brave Browser, etc. But they don’t tell you the whole truth. Brave, and all other popular browsers, have a Google back door to download your data.
And so, they tell you the truth, they don’t download your data, but Google does!
The Google Chromium Project
This “back door” is distributed to all popular web browsers via a free “open source” codebase called Google’s Chromium Project. Here third-party web developers build on the codebase, and the “back door” is included and hidden, and secured in the core programming.
Not that they’d want to mess with it because allowing Google to download your personal data is the hidden secret on how they provide free browsers and still make money!
They don’t need to do a thing either! Just build on top of Chromium and ignore that the core downloads their user’s personal info. And then, appreciate their Google commissions.
I found no popular browser that don’t operate without this “back door.” And, that includes Firefox which calls their Google payments “royalties.”
Do You Have a Right to Remain Anonymous?
According to our Right to Free Speech, you do have a constitutional right to privacy. That is unless you agree to waive it by agreeing to their terms.
“Terms of Service”
In the words of the intolerably long and unreadable “Terms of Service,” you agree to give the web browser company the right to assign the rights to others (Google) who can download and sell your data.
Your right to move or delete your personal data.
New laws say that Big Tech must provide an easy way to download your personal data and move to another platform. Or delete your data entirely.
Important: Messages you sent to others on their platform remain.
What is the Google Chromium Project?
The Google Chromium Project is a free, downloadable “open source” software. It serves as a base for third-party developers to make their own web browsers.
Sounds great! Google says they are just trying to be nice guys and improve everyone’s experience on the web. Do you believe this?
If you believe that, then I have some low-lying swampland to sell you in Florida!
Google’s main revenue source is gathering information on internet users, so their advertising customers get their information in front of buyers. Make no mistake! This is the continual focus of their business!
Why Does Google allow free access to the Chromium code base for web browser competitors?
First, let’s be real. Google Chrome, the mothership for The Chromium Project, already has the lion’s share of the web browser marketplace. Second, the only way for a web browser company to earn money is by collecting and selling your data.
After pondering that thought, you get two gold stars for coming to the conclusion that Google is somehow collecting our data when other web browsers use Chromium Project “open source” software.
If you conclude that browsers built with Chromium send your personal data directly to Google, give yourself another star! Because, why wouldn’t they?
Why web browser companies use Chromium to build on?
There is no doubt that Chromium is a quality, developed, free “open source” service. And, when Google updates Chrome their web browsers automatically get the same upgrades. A great deal!
A win-win deal with Google doing the downloading of private info while the web developer says they do not collect your data! And, they get a handsome check each month from Google for allowing their “backdoor” core running amuck in your personal data.
Then, Google can legally use the data to help target ads for their advertising clients. A win for them, loss for your personal privacy!
Ok, while not really a lab test. But, I did find something interesting while doing simple, layman tests. Test that you can repeat on your own computer right now!
Here is how it started. I noticed a lagging or slowing down of my internet responsiveness while using the Brave Browser. So much so that it was interfering with my writing and especially my editing with Grammarly.
First, I set its security setting to “maximum” and rebooted my computer. Second, I opened up my Task Manager to see what was still running.
To my surprise, there were between 8-14 tasks still running in the background — while my keyboard was idle? What were they doing?
Frequently Asked Questions
While the “open source” code is free, the users pay with the loss of their personal privacy.
All Chromium-based web browsers have this “back door” embedded and unremovable in its core.
Do We Really Know if Google Chromium Browsers Have Undocumented “Back Doors?”
No, we don’t, but rely on common sense and some strong opinions on Reddit:
Here is a Reddit user complaining about Google Chromium always connecting to one of their IP addresses in the background. It’s an old comment but shows at least Chromium had this ability at one time. Also, other than this one reference, it looks like search results are scrubbed of info.
If I’m right, every web browser built on Chromium collects your data and sells it. And, that’s regardless of advertised privacy features and control panels.
Conclusions about the Chromium Project
Consequently, Google does have a hidden monopoly — collecting massive amounts of our personal data every second — even while acting like the good guy.
Moving on from the recent history of web browsers, that doesn’t matter much anymore, as we have already moved into the new browser wars of distributed networking file systems, Linux OS, and advanced features. And so, many browser developers left to fend for themselves.
The reason for this article is to aggregate Chromium Project and Linux OS info to help non-technical people understand the changing state of the web browser world.
Will a Minimal Linux Web Bowser Hide My Identity?
Theoretically, it could. But, Chromium already offers a Linux version called, Chromium OS, which will become the next domination force in third party web browsers.
And, Google is making the moves to keep from straying from their main purpose — open a data pipeline from us to Google.
Google Shuts Down API Access for Chromium because of Linux.
Seems like everything is so political these days! Recent development shows that Google’s executives either got fed up and had a hissy. Or maybe, they just decided time to exercise the power of their dominant web browser market share.
Anyway, Google got the excuse they needed! On March 15th, 2021, it’s going to be much more difficult to use Chromium-based browsers. They shut down the third-party use of many of the features necessary to compete with the Mothership.
Starting on March 15th, Google said it will limit access to many Chrome application programming interfaces (API) inside Chromium starting March 15, 2021. This means users using the Chromium web browser or any other web browser based on its open-source codebase won’t be able to use most Google-specific API-enabled services. This includes the ability to sync Chrome bookmarks, check your spelling, find your contacts, translate text, and on and on.Zdnet.com, By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, “Linux Distributors Frustrated by Google’s new Chromium web browser restrictions”
What this means is Google is effectively abandoning the concept of free and “open-source” code. They are throwing third-party developers under the bus.
Where Can I Find Secure Browsers?
The only ones I know are the ones codes by small companies or individuals. The dirty secret is that it’s not that hard to write the code for a simple program just to browse.
Keep in mind that the weak ones are usually there because someone had an impulsive thought to make one. And, the larger ones will probably be bought out by Google.
Collecting Our Information on an Operating System Level
Coming soon to your home computer are upgrades to enable Google to collect data directly from our home computers. There is nothing they won’t do to protect their surveillance on us.
Continuing on and ending on this note, it seems Google has also had enough of their ads being block by their own Chromium supplied browser. And, something more, they now have proof there is an easier way to predict our behavior.
As so, look for them to de-emphasize collecting our data based on a Customer ID database structure. Instead, by finding out who we follow, they can more accurately place the ads! Something very different!
The amount of scrubbing Google hid or downplay about their semi-clandestine use of back doors in the core is astonishing! They never really did get exposed.
And, now they’re off to a difference in why of studying our habits. That they say is even more effective. I can hardly wait to find out how they’re going to find out about us now.