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Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program. Stop reporting your online activities
EFF Action Center ^ | 6/17/2013 | EFF Action Center

Posted on 06/17/2013 4:16:39 AM PDT by Dallas59

Free software, browsers, social media, DNS servers etc...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Education
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhonsa; government; obama; prism; spying; surveillance

1 posted on 06/17/2013 4:16:39 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Lots of good advice here. I’m already on the path, just need to move away from Gmail and I’ll be using open source exclusively for all online activity. (I still have a Windows boot partition but it is used for offline work only).


2 posted on 06/17/2013 4:23:12 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I call it messin' with the kid.)
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To: Dallas59

Will check this out.

Remember though, this is a sure way to get flagged as suspicious.


3 posted on 06/17/2013 4:27:26 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

We’re on FR, We’re the first to be checked whenever Muslims blow something up...or a tornado or flood hits Yankee land....or Obammy goes on vacation.


4 posted on 06/17/2013 4:31:45 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: Dallas59

Thanks for posting. Lots of interesting alternatives.

Bump.


5 posted on 06/17/2013 4:33:04 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: redgolum

while I am of the mind that it is easier to hide something in the open, still the Bill of Rights protects our natural right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government, so yes, take this advice and get out from the illegal governmental magnifying glass


6 posted on 06/17/2013 4:40:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Dallas59
This of course is one of those unintended consequences of ill-informed governmental action. The combination of an endlessly politicized administration and their desire for widespread digital surveillance of US citizens inevitably leads to changes in behavior. Over time more and more people will adopt secure communications, encrypted emails, and other privacy protecting strategies for legitimate purposes. The EFF list of technologies is just the beginning. In a few years we may see widespread use of TOR style networks and zero knowledge search platforms.

The net result will be vast amounts of encrypted traffic, and much greater difficultly finding and intercepting the messages of bad actors. Such a shift could also cause profound changes in the online advertising industry, as it becomes difficult or even impossible for search platforms to identify their clients.

7 posted on 06/17/2013 4:44:33 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Dallas59

But... I CAN’T stop!

heh...because I never *started*.

I saw through these things a LONG time ago. Their business model is transparent, and not healthy for me.


8 posted on 06/17/2013 5:14:17 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: freeandfreezing

I agree. The NSA has a huge budget and is building some impressive facilities but the American people have a vast computing power themselves right inside their own homes.


9 posted on 06/17/2013 5:33:59 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: lwd

bookmark


10 posted on 06/17/2013 5:35:33 AM PDT by lwd (This post was recorded by the N.S.A.)
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To: upchuck
And for the mobile phone world...partially secure communications:

Open source Android software for encrypted calls and texts

The location tracking ability of phones limits their security, but content encryption is still helpful.

11 posted on 06/17/2013 6:04:01 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Dallas59

Would be really happy if I could remove all of the Google bloatware from my tablet. Even Opera uses Google on the tablet. Arrghhhh!

Bitcoin says it is NOT anonymous, so I guess not much better than PayPal. It is the online transactions that I would really like to shield, not just from the _______ dufusses either.


12 posted on 06/17/2013 6:15:36 AM PDT by madison10
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To: redgolum
Remember though, this is a sure way to get flagged as suspicious.

Yes, those lights on the Grid that suddenly wink out will be the ones that draw Moloch's eye.

13 posted on 06/17/2013 6:25:44 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: lwd

bookBUMP


14 posted on 06/17/2013 6:44:08 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Nothing so vexes me as a thief above ground.ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS! It's the Law.)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; stylin_geek; ...

15 posted on 06/17/2013 7:02:48 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Dallas59

We have watchers on FR. I’ve spent the last 3 days using the Hanns Scharff method of interrogation ~ and boy does it work.


16 posted on 06/17/2013 7:05:00 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Dallas59

bkmk


17 posted on 06/17/2013 7:08:48 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: redgolum
Remember though, this is a sure way to get flagged as suspicious.

In the old days that might have mattered... now they collect everything - suspicious or not...

18 posted on 06/17/2013 7:12:42 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? - Coulter)
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To: freeandfreezing
Super broadband or white space transmission is a step toward a total bandwidth technique that sounds and looks like quantum noise unless you have the key to decrypt it.

Last I heard of anyone working on it was about two decades ago and then it, like so much laser research, simply disappeared. Then there are the super duper very tiny exceedingly powerful instant load and unload batteries ~ news on them is disappearing as fast as you can load a Department of Defense black research hole.

Of note, looking for 'that word' again I encountered the use of fiber to transmit ultraviolet and infrared white space signals ~ and that looked nice. Bet that stuff has to be decrypted too ~ but couldn't find much along that line.

19 posted on 06/17/2013 7:29:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Dallas59

bump


20 posted on 06/17/2013 8:19:13 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? - Coulter)
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To: Dallas59

BFL


21 posted on 06/17/2013 9:58:45 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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