Hi, I’m Jonah 👋

Jonah Aragon creates educational resources that help people understand the importance of privacy and security on the internet, and take back control over their digital lives.

He is known for his work on the Techlore YouTube channel, including the Techlore Talks podcast he co-hosts, and the Privacy Guides non-profit website.

Sep 8, 2023

Short Explanations (Episode 20)

I 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. Privacy Guides with Jonah Aragon Listen on YouTube Rate on IMDb

Sep 5, 2023

Digital Wallet Privacy & Security

Google Pay and Apple Wallet don’t work quite how most people expect. Can they be trusted to protect your privacy and security? I made this quick explainer to cover how both of these products work. Watch (and subscribe!) on YouTube Watch on PeerTube

Sep 3, 2023

Marking a Few Victories for Privacy! (Techlore Talks 12)

It’s been a couple of months, and we wanted to start with some recent positive privacy news. We also cover tons of other events like Google removing saved links, Debian turning 30, Punkt, Signal, app store malware, Red Hat, and more! Listen on YouTube Rate on IMDb

Sep 1, 2023

"Non-Binary" Memory? 48GB DDR5 SODIMM Modules

In which I upgrade my ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (2023) model to 64GB RAM, thanks to non-binary DDR5 memory~ Watch (and subscribe!) on YouTube Watch on PeerTube

Jun 13, 2023

The Internet's Broken, Not Just Reddit (Techlore Talks 11)

Front-ends and third-party services still dependent on big tech companies are falling like flies - Reddit, Twitter, Invidious, Aurora - here’s why and what we need to do about it! We also discuss Debian 12, Proton’s (insane!) marketing, and Techlore Clips. Listen on YouTube

Jun 6, 2023

Privacy and Security Updates from WWDC 2023 (Techlore Talks 10)

All Apple privacy & security updates from WWDC 2023 and more! As well as some BTS on our recent Synology review, and how we’re managing our forum. Listen on YouTube

May 18, 2023

Bluesky Social's Advantages and Disadvantages Explained

Bluesky Social is one of the biggest contenders in the fight to replace Twitter, but does it live up to its goals? I’ve been using Bluesky for a few weeks now, and I want to highlight some of its advantages over other popular competitors like Mastodon, and explain why I think it still has a long ways to go before it makes sense. Watch (and subscribe!) on YouTube Watch on PeerTube

May 9, 2023

Passkeys: Good or Bad?

Passkeys have really started taking off since Apple and Google announced native support for them in iOS and Android. They’ve been in the news again recently, because earlier this month Google announced support for passwordless authentication for Google accounts with Passkeys. So, with big tech companies seemingly going all-in on this technology, I want to take a look at how they work, whether they’re better than passwords, and whether they’re actually as private as Google claims....