Welcome to The Privacy Dad's Blog!

I write about online privacy and parenting. This is a diary, not a guide.

The Privacy Dad's blog is for anyone, but especially for beginners who may want to take steps towards digital privacy. I describe what worked for me, the problems I ran into, and how all of this influenced my parenting.


(POST NR. 100!) On Giving Light Phone my Contacts List

Compartmentalisation with Dedicated Devices

From Windows to Pop!_OS

Taking Control with Bodhi Linux

Punkt. MP02 as a Feature Phone for Kids

Kieran Setiya on Projects and Processes

What is the Cloud?

Parents: Are Your Kids Backing up Their Data?

Why I'm Sticking with Standard Notes

My Family Nextcloud Server

Final Decision on Chromebook Case in Denmark

How Can I Use Monero in Day-to-Day Situations?

Running a Whoogle Instance on the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

Mining Monero

Discovering Monero

What Is a GUI?

Basic Linux Commands: ls, pwd, cd

Private and Secure Journaling with VeraCrypt

My Remaining Social Media Accounts

Thirteen Months of The Privacy Dad

Privacy for Students on a Budget

Is Human Psychology Monero's Achilles' Heel?

Trying Out the PinePhone in 2023

Jesper Graugaard Interview (Part 2)

The Problem with Education as a Solution for Digital Privacy and Security

Jesper Graugaard Interview (Part 1)

Quitting Instagram

Next-gen Smart Glasses Are a Test of Privacy as a Social Value

Manage your Ebook Library with Calibre

Speaking Up at Parent Meetings

An Argument for Using Schools in the Fight for Digital Privacy

Why my Friend Quit Tutanota

Privacy Tools Are Not Worth the Hassle

Kids & Screens: Yes, No, Maybe

So What if Google Sends me Targetted Ads?

Starting Your Own Blog, Privately

From Goodreads to The StoryGraph

Conversations with an IT Security Expert

From LastPass to KeePass

The Best Blogging Platform for Students

Tinkering with Hardware

Onboarding III: Conversations

Buying a Set of Precision Tools

Using Multiple Email Accounts for Privacy

Kids & Screens: Questions for Students, Teachers and Parents

Dual Booting on a ThinkPad T440p

What Is a VPN?

MoneroTopia 2023 Review

Using Clonezilla

Onboarding II: Between Minimalism and Privacy

On EU Approval of MiCA and Transfer of Funds Regulations

Research and Reading I

Kids and Screens: Should I Raise Privacy Concerns with the School?

Onboarding I: Digital Privacy Tools

Using Separate Work and Personal Devices

The Privacy Dad Special Guest on MoneroTopia Episode #109

Books That Have Inspired Me

Light Phone 2 Review

In Between Operating Systems

In Between Projects

Control Your Own Content with RSS and AntennaPod


Kids & Screens: Safeguarding Discussions

When Things Go Wrong

Building My First Server

Kids & Screens: Can I Have a YouTube Channel?

What Is an IP Address?

Linux on Old Devices

Why I Still Use Reddit

Managing Your Own Disk Drives

Obsessing over Privacy

Kids & Screens: An Argument for Video Games

A Conversation with ChatGPT about the Future of Online Privacy

Exploring Social Media Alternatives: Pixelfed and Odysee

What Is an Administrator?

Overcoming Minor Hurdles with LibreOffice Writer

Kids & Screens: Parental Controls or Admin Rights?

From Evernote to Standard Notes

Can I Keep a Digital Journal?

What Is Big Tech?

A List of Apps and Software that I Use

Kids & Screens: What Is the Right Age for a Smartphone?

Kids & Screens: Feature Phones for Children

A Case for Desktop

My Experience with the Nokia 8110 Dumbphone and KaiOS

From WhatsApp to Signal

Kids & Screens: The Morning On/Morning Off Rule

Special Post: Honest Feedback from the Oldest Child

De-Googling Your Smartphone as a Beginner

The Compromise of Cloud Storage

More Private Browsing with Firefox and DuckDuckGo

What Is Your ISP?

Reducing the Number of Apps on Your Smartphone

Kids and Screens: (Used) Laptops, Linux, LibreOffice

What is Digital Privacy?

Moving from Gmail to Tutanota Email

Kids and Screens: One Simple Rule

Keeping Your Smartphone Out of the Bedroom

Why I started Paying for Apps, Platforms and Services

Deleting my Facebook Account

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