20 June 2013

Prism Break


By now I guess almost everyone on the Internet has heard of PRISM the alleged system where the  NSA taps into the servers of big internet giants like Facebook or Google.

The EFF have produced a website Prism Break with links to secure/alternative aplications to some of the more popular offerings provided by the big companies.

Some idea are obvious, such as using Linux or FreeBSD rather than Windows, Firefox with HTTPS Everywhere installed rather than IE.

PiWik is a new one to me, I have looked at the demo it's much nicer than Google Analytics

The Android Apps section certainly has some good programs as suggestions, I would be using these if I was in Turkey right now.

The real danger is the gradual erosion of individual liberties through automation, integration, and interconnection of many small, separate record-keeping systems, each of which alone may seem innocuous, even benevolent, and wholly justifiable. -Anon., U. S. Privacy Study Commission, 1977

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