Apple’s iCloud Private Relay was unveiled in the middle of last year, and it made a big splash in the tech community. It makes browsing using Safari, Apple’s web browser, more private and anyone who has a paid iCloud account can turn it on. For the average user, it seems to be a huge step forward for privacy.
But does this mean you should add it to your security toolbox?
We’ll dive into how private relay works, all the pros and cons, and how it compares to VPNs and Tor, so that you can decide whether it’s the right fit for you.
00:00 - Intro 00:47 - VPNs and TOR: What are they? 02:58 - How Privacy Relay Works 05:03 - Apple’s Second Servers 05:36 - Private Relay’s Three-fold Outcome 06:15 - Pushback 06:54 - My Recommendation 07:49 - Privacy Comparison 08:40 - Summary
Private relay is a significant upgrade for the average user, but there are caveats that a privacy-conscious person should be aware of.
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Permanent Record - Edward Snowden https://amzn.to/305negc
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State - Glenn Greenwald https://amzn.to/2UQmJ4m
What has the government done to our money - Rothbard https://amzn.to/2KMzmcu
Extreme Privacy - Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I've ever read) https://amzn.to/3JzUwXh
Naomi's Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!
Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076
USB-C to ethernet adapter: https://amzn.to/2lOVBoy
Lightening to ethernet adapter: https://amzn.to/2nWyNns
Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone) https://amzn.to/3DjIvCP
Data Blocker (if you're charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred) https://amzn.to/2SVh0J2
Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer) https://amzn.to/3F816Sn
Phone privacy screen (don't let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone) https://amzn.to/3wNtYwb
Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing) https://amzn.to/2Mt7Hic
Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you're not using them!!! (or don't use them at all)