DON'T DOXX YOURSELF
information posted anywhere online should be considered as public, and therefore in the system. judge what information you should and should not say with extreme caution. this does not just include what you post but what you type. even unposted keystrokes get recorded.
DON'T VOLUNTARILY GIVE THE GOVERNMENT DATA
this one is a no-brainer, but people are idiots so i'll say it.
give as little data to the world and its governments as you have to.
assume that what you tell them will be used against you somehow.
rack up as little debt, involvement, and/or services as you have to. assume that asking them for even the time of day put you onto somebodies lists.
ALSO: is the private sector not the government? NO. that's just the government with a different hat and name. the bigger the company the more corrupt they are.
KNOW HOW TO INPUT JUNK DATA
learn how to throw in junk data that throws off the system.
search for ten unrelated things when trying to figure out a particular topic.
make dummy accounts with false data that get counted as you, but are not you. an automated system is good at knowing it's connected to you, but not good at parsing fine content. it's bad at ferreting out data which is clearly red herrings, but probably not as bad as you think.
feed in bullshit to cover up the real stuff. you'll start getting really oddball marketing shit and ad choice, but don't be shocked when that happens.
ANYTHING DIGITAL IS ON THE GRID + ALTERNATE MEDIUMS
anything digital should be considered "on the grid" and therefore probably in the system.
this includes any files you have on your computer. this may include even digital files on computers that have never seen any internet connection ever. with linux getting cucked, even that OS should not be considered totally safe.
paper records therefore, should become something you employ for even mildly sensitive data. do you remember that one scene in 1984 where wilson hides in a corner to write in his diary? yeah, that's you now. that's what you're up against. the telescreen is your computer.
learn to organize large amounts of paper records, and to categorize information properly in various folders/notebooks.
make it a habit to put things into a digital format only when you need to, and are okay with someone probably having a copy
VETT YOUR CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION ONLINE
how free speech are they? how secure are they? are they a honeypot? can you encrypt data? where are they based, and what legal authority could theoretically force them to hand over your data?
do not send sensitive data over insecure channels. do not store sensitive data in insecure places.
KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. USE DISCRETION
microphones in almost device record sound. alexa knows what you said while talking in your sleep. smart devices are a grid and always listen.
even people spread news they hear.
speaking of people, enemy spies should not be ruled out if they're dedicated to getting your ass. trust no one, especially people who are shady and/or have gov connections.
if you don't want people knowing something, don't talk about it.
A LONG SHOT BUT A VIABLE ONE: GET YOUR FILE SOMEHOW
this one might take hacking, knowing sources and people, or impersonating an information buyer.
they have a file on you. find out who might have it, and grab the thing. see what they know about you.
knowing this should be a massive help to hiding and concealing what you dont want them to know.
ADVANCED LEVEL: CRYPTOGRAPHY CYPHERS
learning basic cryptography cyphers can help in both digital and paper communication/records. these are fairly easy to crack, but they will stop the data from being accessed at a glance by unwanted parties snooping around. a substitution cypher works by replacing the letters of a message with other letter and/or symbols.
hidden sign and signals. agreed upon codewords. people and groups referred to by code and not by name. be sneaky about this.
IE a blue cloth on the windowsill means all-clear, but a red cloth means trouble is nearby.
think of it this way, you know how supermarkets sometimes have a person shit all over the bathroom, and they'll have to call the janitor over the PA system, but they word that message "code brown"? yeah, do that thing.
part 2 will be linked when it's written.