Back in 2017, I wrote a series of articles entitled “Down the rabbit hole: Making my life private and secure” — where I chronicled my attempts at securing my personal data.
Over the course of 7 articles, written for Network World, we touched on everything from email to traffic cameras. The rabbit hole of securing the data of my day-to-day life was deep.
Below, I have combined all 7 of those articles together into one mega journey into privacy and security, from the point of view of 2017. The majority of what follows still applies today — in fact, some things are far more dire. Likewise, some of my conclusions and recommendations will be slightly different in 2022… but many remain the same.
Regardless this is an interesting look into the idea of personal privacy from the point of view of 2017… with ideas and suggestions that are important and useful even 5 years later.