Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

How Richard Stallman Does His Computing

For someone like me, Stallman’s methods are very restrictive and convoluted, requiring a level of sacrifice that isn’t very realistic for me. But it says a lot about our modern web when such a challenging set of rules must be in place in order to preserve our privacy. And, yes, I’m fully aware that my website contains a localized analytics script and an ad network code. On a related note, turning off JavaScript is probably one of the most straightforward ways you can protect your privacy online.