Thanks for visiting my privacy related how to-blog. Chances are high, that you got here because you want to regain your data which is already distributed all over the internet. But let me do a fresh start here, and tell you what we’ll do in the next couple of weeks, where we will start and what the end results may look like.
I am Kay Urbach, IT Systems Engineer, Administrator and PC, Mac and Linux power user.
On this site you will be provided with a clear way to create your own services like e-mail or cloud storage similar to p.e. Dropbox.
If you think that you might not be able to do that, please continue. My how-to’s should provide you with enough information that the regular user can redo them as well, given that you’re motivated and don’t give up too easily.
What is the current situation?
Today, we have many profiles on the internet. I mean MANY profiles. Shopping sites, forums, picture hosting, e-mail provider, feed readers, community logins, (social-)bookmarks, instant messaging, social media, web-based-notebooks, sharehosting, etc. Many users even use multiple similar services just to get more online storage space for their data.
The drawback, as almost always these days is, that companies may use your data for their profit and you don’t have everything in a single place. Plus, with a growing amount of accounts you need to micromanage them all by hand and: passwords. You know, you should use secure passwords, and preferably different ones for each of your accounts. And if any of your providers gets hacked, which happens pretty often these times, passwords may not be identical on your accounts – thieves could use the stolen passwords for any other remaining account.
You should also have a secure database for your passwords as well.
So what can you do?
There are many ways leading to Rome and not all of you may have the same goals. But basically, there are multiple solutions for this challenge that i will be showing:
- use a NAS as a home-server
- set up a website and do as much as you can with the provided packages
- set up a your own rentable server for your task
Well, there are great sites on the internet, giving you hints and tools to deal with certain scenarios, but I want to give them all to you in a single place. If I did the research already so why should you?
What does it cost?
I will provide detailed prices that I am paying or paid, but it is not that expensive, especially compared to all those premium accounts that you won’t be needing anymore.
So much about what will be coming in the near future. Feel free to comment or check out the FAQs for additional information.
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