Pushing back against internet surveillance

2014-02-11

in Bombs and rockets, Canada, Economics, Geek stuff, Internet matters, Law, Politics, Rants, Security, Writing

An international effort is being made today to fight back against internet surveillance.

If you wish to take part, I suggest doing so by downloading a version of the GNU Privacy Guard for your operating system, in order to encrypt your emails. Gpg4Win is for Windows, while GPGTools is for Mac OS.

Downloading the TOR Browser Bundle is also a good idea.

Lastly, you may want to learn how to use your operating system’s built-in disk encryption: BitLocker for Windows and FileVault for Mac OS.

None of this is likely to protect you from the NSA / CSEC / GCHQ, but it will make ubiquitous surveillance a bit harder to enforce.

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. February 11, 2014 at 5:59 pm
anon April 14, 2014 at 11:36 am

Encrypting your emails may just ensure that the spooks archive them forever

. June 19, 2020 at 8:11 pm

Lockdowns are forcing those who help to be more innovative. Technology has long been useful. Refuge, a British charity, has an online-chat tool that shows survivors how to set up strict privacy features on their mobile phones. Many shelters and hotlines already have a button on their website that takes those looking for help to Google’s home-page and floods their search history with unremarkable sites in case their abuser walks into the room.

https://www.economist.com/international/2020/05/09/the-pandemic-may-be-making-domestic-abuse-worse

Milan October 16, 2020 at 12:31 am

Your Technology Is Tracking You. Take These Steps For Better Online Privacy

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/09/922262686/your-technology-is-tracking-you-take-these-steps-for-better-online-privacy

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