The Beginner's Guide to Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

Welcome to The New Oil. This site is designed to help readers take back control of their data and regain their privacy online. Whether you think the digital panopticon is immoral, or whether you simply find companies stalking your every digital move creepy, this site will help you learn the basics about protecting your identity, your safety, and your data.

Getting Started

New here? Not sure why privacy matters, how to build a threat model, or the difference between security and privacy? Start here!

Most Important

Are you ready to patch up the most important holes in your security? Looking for the easiest steps to take with the maximum impact? Read this section!

Moderately Important

Already got the basics covered but read to take your privacy and security to the next step? Read this section!

Less Important

Ready for more advanced topics? Ready to start working on those last few tiny leaks you have left in your digital life? This section is for you!