Worth mentioning that the team behind PT.io moved to https://privacyguides.org almost a year ago, so this might only apply to whoever is running PT.io at the moment. From their subr*ddit:

What happened to privacytools.io?

The domain name is currently redirecting to our new homepage. That domain name is currently registered and controlled by the original founder of PrivacyTools, who has been absent in its operation for a year. This has posed significant technical challenges to the remaining PrivacyTools team, and left the future of PrivacyTools in question.

The team made a decision to migrate to this new domain — privacyguides.org — in order to hopefully make the transition a lot more smooth. There is no telling if the original domain holder might return, and if we waited until the domain’s expiration, it is likely we would have lost the domain entirely. Losing the domain would have posed massive problems for our SEO rankings, etc., so while we don’t have full control over DNS on the PrivacyTools domain, our control of the webservers allows us to 301 redirect the site to our new domain in the meantime. Hopefully this gives everyone enough time to notice the change, update bookmarks and websites, etc. :)

I skimmed through the article and I’m surprised the author at no point mentions the “drama” or the discussion the founder of privacytoolsio had with the mantainers of the website when they decided to move to privacyguides. To me it lost reputation after that.

Helix 🧬

Yeah, they didn’t research properly. They just visited the website and ‘researched’ what happens when you click their links.

I don’t think so, I believe they already know about it just didn’t write it in the article.


I think the author is @werwolf@fosstodon.org, I feel like the article is targeted towards people who already know about the drama. (some of it’s mentioned in another page)

Somebody wants to mention about PrivacyGuides stealing $17,500 of PTIO’s donations, or how they take Brave Rewards money and “recommend” Brave?


“stealing” ? and I didn’t know about brave rewards, do they really do that ?

It has been a very long time since they are doing it silently continuously. BurungHantu hinted on it on his PTIO blog, where he did revelations on PrivacyGuides crimes, IIRC.

P.S. since you are the OP, I will tell you I know werwolf personally and he was complaining in our personal group chat, of PrivacyGuides fans misusing this article to make themselves more credible.

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