In a new interview with The Intercept, Edward Snowden offers some wide-ranging advice on what the average citizen can do to protect their privacy. Among those tidbits offered by the famous leaker: flip on an ad-blocker when you're browsing the web.
Snowden also discussed Tor and two-step verification
Snowden, during the operational security-focused interview, provided some other, commonly offered tips for improving security. That includes using a password manager, setting up two-step verification, and browsing securely through Tor. "I think Tor is the most important privacy-enhancing technology project being used today," Snowden said. "I use Tor personally all the time."
Along with those tips on the tools of privacy protection, Snowden also gave some behavioral advice on how to stay secure, like practicing "selective sharing." "The idea here is that sharing is OK, but it should always be voluntary," he told the site. "It should be thoughtful, it should be things that are mutually beneficial to people that you’re sharing with, and these aren’t things that are simply taken from you."
Plus, he gave some insight into how he's been using Twitter: "There were a few days when people kept tweeting cats for almost an entire day," he said. "And I know I shouldn’t, I have a lot of work to do, but I just couldn’t stop looking at them."