The Disentanglement Podcast

”André” and ”Sara” document their attempts to disentangle themselves from surveillance tech‘s assaults on privacy and security, one step at a time, amidst their witty marital repartee.

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Episodes

Wednesday Jan 25, 2023

In which we encourage... no, exhort... no, beg you to use a password manager to generate unique and hard-to-crack passwords, but also where you can store email aliases and fake answers to security questions, since all that stuff is probably on the public record by now anyway.

Wednesday Jan 11, 2023

In which we sketch out our path from lots of email addresses/accounts to just one and back again, and why it might help to have multiple email identities for privacy and security reasons.

22-Cashless in Sweden

Wednesday Dec 28, 2022

Wednesday Dec 28, 2022

In which we discuss the visit one of us took to Sweden, an aspiring cashless society, and what the implications might be for privacy and security. Not to mention a functional economy.

21-Enemy of the State

Wednesday Dec 14, 2022

Wednesday Dec 14, 2022

In which we diverge from the usual format to discuss the 1998 film "Enemy of the State," which was alarmingly prescient about surveillance and privacy invasion long before it was anywhere near as possible as today.

20-Secure Private Encrypted Email

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

In which we discuss what exactly the point would be of paying for email that is both private and end-to-end encrypted, even when the party on the receiving end doesn't have an equally private and encrypted email service provider.

19-Down the Internet Rabbit Hole

Wednesday Nov 16, 2022

Wednesday Nov 16, 2022

This semi-confessional episode is for all of you who have lost an hour online for no good reason and do no good thing. Or two hours. Or possibly four.

Wednesday Nov 02, 2022

In which we detail what it took to get from our country of origin back to our country of residence in this era of covid monitoring and surveillance devices in everyone's pocket.

17-Auto Surveillance

Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

In which we spook ourselves about how much our cars are tracking information about us and reporting back to headquarters.

16-Traveling Semi-Incognito

Wednesday Oct 05, 2022

Wednesday Oct 05, 2022

In which we regale you with our efforts not to be tracked during our summer travels, and when the surveillance systems caught us off guard anyway.

15-Medicine and Mandatory Fields

Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

In which we update you on summer camp software, then observe the ways that the digitalization of medical records forces you to answer questions you don't want to and participate in clinical trials you don't consent to.

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