One of the motivations behind dual-booting Linux on my MacBook Pro was to take back control of my personal data. Not just because Apple
uses faux encryption on iCloud. And not because macOS has been shown to leave users open to eavesdropping exploits. But because when I use my Mac with macOS the operating system gratuitously beams out activity records, sharing information I'd rather keep private with people I don't personally know nor have I ever met. And without the ability to shut it off, I find my privacy – the sentient and autonomous nature of my very being – constantly under attack.
In many instances, privacy is threatened not by singular egregious acts, but by a slow series of relatively minor acts which gradually begin to add up.
I've Got Nothing to Hide and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy
In this short guide I'll show you how to encrypt and route your local Internet traffic through a fast, modern, and secure VPN tunnel called
WireGuard using a free and open source operating system called
Manjaro Linux. I will explain how to install WireGuard on Manjaro, share a simple means of establishing and testing an encrypted Internet connection, and leave you with next steps and personal experience to help further your understanding and gain confidence getting started.