builds upon years of experience (since before 2017) … at no-charge for friends of our community

Zane Moreign's Research

https://ORCiD.org

While the world catches up to where we were years ago

(e.g., the stampede triggered by Elon Musk's tweet ... reg. WhatsApp's supposed privacy)

those of you who follow linkedin.com/today/author/ZaneMoreign have been ahead of the herd and enjoying Zane's FREE pro-privacy ideas & FREE tools for quite a few years :-)



Personal Note:: what I share may not be posh & polished ... but will be of value & straight-to-the-point.



Zane Moreign's Simple_Safety™ {Digital Privacy + Survival + More} Offerings

next update scheduled as part of our Christmas & New Year wishes

  • builds upon years of experience, since before 2017,
    based on T
    alks + Articles + Videos + evolving the tips & tools into Digital_Privacy_&_Survival_Kit™ (DPSK™)
    … revamped, realigned, refined, & kept relevant/up-to-date

  • grouped together based on function,
    Living the Online-Life™,
    Living the Remote-Life™,
    Living the Mobile-Life™ , and
    more
    … on Windows 10 & 11, Linux, Android
    ... some for Mac & iOS,
    despite Apple constantly making things harder.
    e.g.,
    google-tells-apple-fix-texting-between-android-iphone


1) Events

  • now via the centralized events page

4) Zane Moreign's Simple_Safety™ Video Series

Playlist: Teasers, Talks, & Events

e.g., raising the question as to "Why Facebook & other trackers are on my bank account web page — after I log into my account? If that matter then attend the Talks, and if you are unable to attend, then the enjoy the recordings :-)

Playlist: Tutorials & How-To's

e.g., using Teams via the WebBrowser without downloading/installing Teams software, and using the tools within DPSK™

Playlist: Product Gotchas & Reviews — it's about what to look for in a product

e.g., heat-maps showing the heat bleeding through the keyboard, and highlighting the ridiculous new-location of the power-button on some models




5) Zane Moreign's Simple_Safety™ Digital_Privacy_&_Survival_Kit™ (DPSK™)

for Windows 10 & 11, Linux, Android,

with some for Mac & iOS despite Apple constantly making things harder, e.g., google-tells-apple-fix-texting-between-android-iphone

These FREE/no-charge Third-Party Offerings ("TPO") are

  • — (1) simple to use, (2) easy to install/setup, (3) cross-platform (i.e., Windows and *nix, and also Mac), (4) pro-privacy, (5) with encryption … etc., … basically, keep us safe online.

  • grouped together into functional focus sections, which together make up the complete DPSK™. For simplicity, it is kept up to date with concise choices [remember: "cutting thru the noise"].


Note: This new DPSK™ launched in 2021 … is the result of years of evolution & growth expanding upon the vision of the initial "Zane's Simple_Safety™ Toolkit FREE for Friends-n-Family" [that started in 2017 and is End-of-Life (EOL) 2020].

click here to read more

~~~ Zane's Simple_Safety™ Toolkit FREE for Friends-n-Family … End-of-Life (EOL) 2020 ~~~

  • After the surge of ransomware in 2016, coupled with the massive Telemetry Gathering in Windows 10, Zane Moreign (of our Incubation Labs) launched his Simple_Safety™ series to offer simple & safer computing tools-n-tips to our Friends-n-Family and Community — for FREE — by carving out some $0 Tools-n-Tips from our commercial Hybrid Decisions® Safer_Computing™ Platform (click here for gist)


  • All credit goes to Zane Moreign for creating this and continuing to make every effort to keep this toolkit up-to-date and current with the latest release of Windows 10, and for getting sponsorship/recognition from us/Hybrid Decisions®, Tor Project, DoD/US Air Force Research Labs, and others.


  • Over the years Zane has evolved his Simple_Safety™ Toolkit … which was like playing whack-a-mole with the constant shifting/changes of Windows10 with every build/release (now, DPSK™: Band-Aids for Windows).


2 announcing … Zane Moreign's Simple_Safety™ Digital_Privacy_&_Survival_Kit (DPSK) … release scheduled for 2021-Q2

  • Zane continues to carve out some strategies & approaches from our commercial Hybrid Decisions® Safer_Computing™ Platform & Offerings.

  • For areas that we do not build software (e.g., windows band-aids, such as, anti-spyware/anti-malware/etc.), Zane continues to seek out Third-Party Offerings (TPO) — thus striving to get the best for his audience.

  • ALL Zane Moreign's Simple_Safety™ offerings continue to be made available per our simple Disclaimer (at the bottom of this page) — at no-charge/free for Friends of Our Community Effort, HCCUG.org™


~~~ Zane's Simple_Safety™ Toolkit FREE for Friends-n-Family … End-of-Life (EOL) 2020 ~~~

  • After the surge of ransomware in 2016, coupled with the massive Telemetry Gathering in Windows 10, Zane Moreign (of our Incubation Labs) launched his Simple_Safety™ series to offer simple & safer computing tools-n-tips to our Friends-n-Family and Community — for FREE — by carving out some $0 Tools-n-Tips from our commercial Hybrid Decisions® Safer_Computing™ Platform (gist above)


  • All credit goes to Zane Moreign for creating this and continuing to make every effort to keep this toolkit up-to-date and current with the latest release of Windows 10, and for getting sponsorship/recognition from us/Hybrid Decisions®, Tor Project, DoD/US Air Force Research Labs, and others.


  • Over the years Zane has evolved his Simple_Safety™ Toolkit … which was like playing wack-a-mole with the constant shifting/changes of Windows10 with every build/release … this toolkit has reached End-of-Life (EOL) —— ESPECIALLY given where we ALL are with the new-normal and the above announcements.

DPSK™ : Living the Online-Life (focus: bare-minimum for web-browsing)

click here to read more



  • Search Engine for any browser: SearX.be pulls from multiple search engines, metager.org pulls from multiple search engines but sometimes is wonky, Whoogle-Search think safer google search, can be self-hosted ... we noticed these superseded DuckDuckGo,
    Tip: you do not have to stick with just one, as results vary based on your search and thier ongoing updates/tweaks.


Disclaimer: Have linked every suggested product so you can do your due-diligence, educate yourself, and decide for yourself, as I do not wish to waste time rehashing what they have already explained well on their respective site.


DPSK™ : Living the Remote-Life (focus: remote-working with laptop)

click here to read more
  • Text, and Calls (audio & video) that is on your phone AND laptop/computer - https://signal.org/download/
    NOTE: there are those, incl. techies, who whine about signal
    not having some bells-n-whistles that their current NON pro-privacy apps offer; well, here's a gentle reminder — this site is meant for those who CARE about their Privacy and WANT to take ACTION (so, do not waste our time with why you do not like signal :-)


  • Using only a browser (nothing-to-install) online meetings FREE https://teams.live.com ... that outclasses most everyone else's free offerings


  • This is in addition to DPSK™ : Living the Online-Life™

DPSK™ : Living the Mobile-Life (focus: streamlining phones/devices)

click here to read more


DPSK™ : Band-aids, Duct-tape, WD-40, & More for Windows 10 & 11


  1. Band-aids_for_Windows™ : whack-a-mole tools to plug holes & leaks that increase risk of ransomware (e.g., see below tools)

  2. Duct-tape_for_Windows™ : try to stop things from falling-off, disappearing, or from being ransomed (e.g., antivirus, etc.)

  3. WD-40_for_Windows™ : makes things move smoother & less squeakier (e.g., cleaners, optimizers, debloaters, etc. … some of these WD-40 tools-n-tips require some technical expertise, some non-techies can do :-)


click here to read more

after significant research ... Initial Release: 2017-Oct
updated for since windows 11 first preview build


Concise set of Third-Party Offerings ("TPO") that do their best to plug the privacy & other holes in Windows 10 & Windows 11. Some of these TPOs have been around since Windows10 first previewed.




The most comprehensive of the lot proceed with caution

(CAUTION: This can gut the entire "store/metro apps" thus reducing the noise/chatter making Windows fly :-)







DISCLOSURE


  • IF you want all of these aspects PLUS a whole lot more, built-in and ready to go … try to get Hybrid Decisions® Safer_Computing™ Operating System SaferOS


  • I CANNOT help anyone get into the HDC-CAP via which you are granted access to SaferOS™, though I am part of their Incubation Labs.


  • I am not being paid to talk about them or any vendor — am doing it so you are aware that there is a company that takes care of all these things and more, a company that helped Microsoft build Microsoft's technologis that power Microsoft Cloud (see their 3 Microsoft Case Studies)