Dig Deeper Should Be Taken With A Grain Of Salt
May 16, 2022
I have to laugh at some of this guy's recommendations.
For email, he ranks Cockmail and Elude higher than Tutanota?
Sure, Tutanota doesn't offer POP/IMAP/SMTP, but at least when using it I can be sure that my emails are making it to their destinations and that I'm receiving everything that's been sent to me. In contrast, I've encountered one reliability issue after another with cock.li over a period of a couple of years. At one point, it would regularly go down on weekends, emails would arrive a day late if at all, and I couldn't get SMTP to work. It's on blacklists, so I wasn't able to communicate with accounts at a major webmail provider (Outlook/Hotmail, I believe it was). Now the service is invite only and for some mysterious reason I wasn't allowed to log in to a newly-created account.
Elsewhere on the site he claims Pale Moon is superior to dedicated privacy browsers like LibreWolf and Brave, tells readers to use the orphaned uMatrix add-on instead of uBlock Origin, and recommends a Linux distro (Salix) which hasn't been maintained in years. I'd take his suggestions with a grain of salt.
Dig Deeper mixes up privacy and anonymity. Tutanota doesn't ask for a name or phone number, doesn't mine user data, doesn't prohibit sign-ups via Tor or VPN, strips IP addresses from email headers, and has a good track record of challenging government overreach in court. That makes it private in my book, even if it doesn't guarantee absolute anonymity.