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Houp Project, Book Suggestion, Getting Help, and Leaving Social Media Report

Houp Project

I’ve been traveling a lot lately and working while traveling is more fun. I’ve been focusing on Houp Project these days and I and our team is trying to find out a way to implement user-focused projects without violating their privacy. Our work is not just to respect user’s privacy but to teach them how to protect themselves against malicious products.

A Tale of Two Cities Book

I also started reading a book named “A Tale of Two Cities” which is about the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to live in London with his daughter Lucie, whom he had never met, written by Charles Dickens.

I am trying to figure out a way to provide links to another websites without allowing them run scripts that violates privacy. If you do know about it or have a method, please send an email to alireza@alireza.one.

Leaving Social Media: After 3 Months

It’s almost 90 days since I left social media. I am still searching for online services or networks I’ve signed up and I think I found most of them. I still have my Apple ID because I have data on it and it refuses to let me download my data so I am still searching for a way to keep my data.

I also found out about a LinkedIn account I had and I deleted it as well as my other Google accounts. I actually been using some of Google services such as Google Search, Google Translate, and YouTube but I use them with a VPN and Tor Browser to assure I can surf anonymously.

I currently use a Hyundai Seoul k1 phone and I don’t use Apple iPhone or any Android device. I was using a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 before but I let that shut down and I don’t use it anymore as it may send location data and life habits to a data center.

Preliminaries of Privacy Notes

I am making preliminaries of some privacy notes and guides about how to protect yourself against apps and software’s malicious behaviors. I created a page “/avoid” and I will write reasons and guides there and also as blog posts.

I also should thank Richard Stallman for inspiring me to be cautious about my privacy and rights.