Bigger Insights Privacy & Security Podcast

Welcome to Bigger Insights Privacy & Security

The transcript can be viewed here.


The Bigger Insights Privacy & Security podcast helps you live a more private and secure life by exposing the latest threats to your privacy and security and teaching you how to mitigate them. The goal of this podcast is to give you the education and insights you need to protect yourself, your family, your business, and your assets from all kinds of threats, whether those be:

  1. Corporate surveillance and tracking
  2. Device and browser fingerprinting
  3. Creepy and malicious advertisements
  4. Data breaches
  5. Account takeovers
  6. Ransomware and other malware
  7. Social engineering, phishing, spamming, and scamming

We’ll also be discussing many apps, services, devices, and operating systems including:

  1. Security Tools: Password managers, security keys, multi-factor authentication, encryption (drives, PGP, communications, documents, DNS), virtual machines (VM)
  2. Privacy Tools: VPNs, Tor Network, browsers and extensions, email alias services, virtual payment cards, metadata removal
  3. End-to-end encrypted email, text messaging, VOIP, documentation, file transfer and syncing between devices
  4. Mobile devices, PCs, IoT devices, “smart” devices, security systems
  5. Private and secure desktop OS: Linux, Qubes OS, TAILS, Whonix
  6. Private and secure mobile OS: GrapheneOS, CalyxOS

Bigger Insights is about sovereignty and resilience. In addition to our podcast and blog content, we provide consulting services to clients like you in one-on-one sessions. We help our clients achieve their goals and secure their future through finance, security, privacy, and technology. If you like this content, see our Finance and Technology podcasts as well.


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Security - Software - Email - Computer Screen Privacy & Security

Email is Insecure – Here’s How to Improve Email Security

Email was never designed to be private or secure, so not surprisingly, it is neither private, nor secure. In the previous episode, we explained the reasons why as well as the risks inherent to email. However, email is so prevalent that it is unfortunately a necessary evil. In this episode, ...
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Email - Mobile Phone - Privacy and Security - Technology - Hands Privacy & Security

Email is Insecure – Stop Using it for Sensitive Communications

Email is the primary means of sending messages and documents for many people. Unfortunately, email was never designed to be private or secure. Over time, we’ve developed several tools and techniques to help make it more secure. But at the end of the day, no matter how uncomfortable it makes ...
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Cybersecurity - Privacy and Security - Virtual Private Network (VPN) Privacy & Security

Are Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) Useless Honeypot Scams?

You may have heard others in the privacy and security community call virtual private networks (VPNs) “useless”, “scams”, or “honeypots”, but is this actually the case? There are certainly a lot of sketchy VPNs and creators who shill them, but does that invalidate the thesis for using a VPN? We ...
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Defense - Defending - Boxer - Boxing - Fighting Privacy & Security

Defending GrapheneOS and Daniel Micay

Trouble has been brewing between Daniel Micay, GrapheneOS, and the privacy and security community for several months. This has culminated in Daniel, the founder of GrapheneOS, stepping down as lead developer of the project in late May, 2023. In this episode, we go over this issue in some detail and ...
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Mobile Phone - Cell Phone - Flip Phone - Dumb Phone - Man Using Flip Phone Privacy & Security

Should You Use a Dumb Phone for Privacy & Security?

The constant stream of news regarding mobile phone spyware (e.g. Pegasus) and hacks may have you wondering – should you use a dumb phone for privacy and security? We often see criminals in movies and TV using dumb phones as burners, but does this really make you more private and ...
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Delete Facebook - Social Media - Corporate Surveillance - Creepy Privacy & Security

Finding, Sanitizing, and Closing Old Accounts

You probably have more accounts than you realize - perhaps dozens that you’ve opened over the years and forgotten about. Every account you have is a potential liability in terms of your privacy and security. In this episode, we detail: 1. Techniques for finding accounts you’ve forgotten about; 2. Why ...
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