My History: I worked for a few years as a defense contractor on assignments related to the Iraqi deck of cards. I used to live by the phrase: “whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons” until I had a friend injured due to a security issue. I experience that moment every day of my life. He was my best friend and then he was gone. Since then I have taken privacy & security very seriously. It’s not a fucking marketing game for me. I have worked around most “3 letter agencies”. I know how they work and what to look for.
Paid Reviews: Most privacy & security companies have a full-time employee dedicated to marketing and advertising. This person will pay websites to write good reviews about their service. They will also offer affiliate marketing deals so some of the profits go back to the person who wrote the article. Paid marketing is always dishonest marketing because the person writing the article financially benefits from hiding the truth.
Privacy-Watchdog’s Purpose: I’ve learned that most security researchers are pussies. They don’t have the testicles to write the truth about a company. This website’s purpose is to post the truth about privacy & security websites. I am morally opposed to accepting payment to write anything about privacy or security.
My Security: Yes I am running a wordpress site using Cloudflare for DNS. When you get to be my age you can do whatever the fuck you want also. Using wordpress & cloudflare doesn’t make what I say less truthful. If you want to try to discredit me, find something better than insulting my site. Shitting on someone to hide what they have to say never works but give it a try.
I had a friend injured because of a security issue. Privacy & security are serious to me. This isn’t a marketing gimmick or publicity stunt to me. If something I say is not true, contact me via email or Reddit and I’ll fix it. If I say something that’s true and it hurts your feelings then contact me and I’ll tell you to fuck off.
The Privacy Watchdog
“And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
I expect one of these companies (Protonmail, Torguard, ExpressVPN or NordVPN) will attempt to censor the truth by suing me. I have prepared for that. If or when that happens I have prepared other people to continue posting all of the articles I have written. I have arranged things so if someone tries to sue me in an attempt to censor the truth it will dramatically increase the attention the truth gets.