Privacy Guides team member Jonah Aragon spoke with Chaim Cohen and Tom Webster of the Short Explanations podcast to share the story of how Privacy Guides was started and what sets our site apart from similar projects in the personal cybersecurity space.
From our FAQ:
PrivacyTools has become exactly the type of site we warned against on the PrivacyTools blog in 2019. We’ve tried to keep our distance from PrivacyTools since the transition, but their continued harassment towards our project and now their absurd abuse of the credibility their brand gained over 6 years of open-source contributions is extremely troubling to us. Those of us actually fighting for privacy are not fighting against each other, and are not getting our advice from the highest bidder.PrivacyTools.io Now
Jonah Aragon’s involvement in the transition:
In October 2020, the PrivacyTools system administrator (Jonah) left the project because of these difficulties, handing control to another long-time contributor.
In 2021, after the PrivacyTools.io team determined the need to fork the project, Jonah assisted with the transition and co-founded the new Privacy Guides organization. The decision to redirect PrivacyTools.io to the new fork was made by the previous PrivacyTools.io team.History of the Privacy Guides project