If you don't know RMS, he's the greatest idealist in free software and privacy. He's done more than almost anyone for GNU and EMACS. He's always seen as a nutjob for calling out things corporations and the government will do to limit your privacy and rights, gets yelled at, and then is proven to be right 100% of the time (at least, for the last 20 years. He did once believe in not having passwords on computers).
One of the things he was always known for was his extremely strict way of accessing the internet (which he has turned to being less strict in the last few years)
- I am careful in how I use the Internet.
I generally do not connect to web sites from my own machine, aside from a few sites I have some special relationship with. I usually fetch web pages from other sites by sending mail to a program (see git://git.gnu.org/womb/hacks.git) that fetches them, much like wget, and then mails them back to me. Then I look at them using a web browser, unless it is easy to see the text in the HTML page directly. I usually try lynx first, then a graphical browser if the page needs it (using konqueror, which won't fetch from other sites in such a situation).