Government shuts down Snowden's US privacy orientated email provider.

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  1. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    Not Howard related but WTF, that asshole hasn't been on air for what, like 2 wks????


    http://www.zdnet.com/snowdens-priva...own-under-u-s-government-pressure-7000019185/
    [h=1]Snowden's privacy-oriented email provider shuts down under U.S. government pressure

    "An American company that specialized in private encrypted e-mail announced today that it is shutting down, effective immediately.
    [/h]Normally, that wouldn’t be a big deal—after all, small tech companies fail all the time. But this company’s different. Lavabit, which had been in operation since 2004, was outed last month as Edward Snowden’s email provider. And today the company’s owner and operator, Ladar Levison, announced that he was “walking away from nearly ten years of hard work†rather than “become complicit in crimes against the American people.â€

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  2. teriaki

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    Everyone should be using a VPN that doesn't keep logs. It's less than a couple dollars a month. That's the absolute bare minimum. PGP and Tor are highly recommended. When using IM, OTR is a must.

    We all must be vigilant and make their attempts futile.
     
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    remember when people were butthurt over having what books they checked out of a library being tracked. :jj:

    is the cadre of black rimmed rectangle glasses at msnbc blaming bush yet?
     
  4. Dlist

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    Will check that out. Also startpage.com is a non US search engine that doesn't save your searches. Not that I search for anything creepy...I just don't like google keeping tabs on me.
     
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    TOR was allgedly compromised last week by the NSA who (again allegedly) wrote Windows malware exploits for it (so if you're on Linux or Mac you're okay...for now), but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone now. It's also already been revealed that the NSA can break all current VPN encryption as a result of the Snowden leaks:
    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...ind-systems-to-hack-track-vpns-and-word-docs/
    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/researchers-say-tor-targeted-malware-phoned-home-to-nsa/

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    Tor is fine, you still have to always be smart. Tor wasn't compromised in any way.

    They can't determine VPN endpoints without the help of the VPN company. Choose wisely and always be smart. Use bitcoin for payment, disposable email, configure iptables to never allow traffic outside of the VPN.

    There is more but with some research it's easy.
     
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    I'm not disagreeing with you, but your'e assuming there wont' be anymore server raids. The Obama administration already had the Ukraine take down Demonoid and seized the servers, and as someone who uses a Swedish VPN the fact that TPB and their iPredator VPN are located in the country Obama chose to visit INSTEAD OF RUSSIA speaks volumes. I think anyone who believes that you can keep browsing anonymously in the way that people do now are burying their heads in the sand, if you read all of the released Snowden leaks he spells out that TOR and VPNs are at the top of the NSA's surveillance priority (and using either gets your data flagged by XKeyscore).
     
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    Btw, apologies for the brevity. I'm using my ipad.

    All anyone can see with Tor is exit node traffic. Don't do things that expose your identity while using Tor.

    With VPN, assuming everything is in clear text, they can only see the traffic but can't trace the terminating IP unless the VPN provider plays ball.

    so you're using Tor, and they hacked another server with a malware payload. Have a dedicated box that used true crypt hidden volume, VPN with iptables, and Tor. Have all JavaScript disabled. I reckon to say, you're safe. Don't be stupid.

    edit: don't be stupid meaning anyone using this technology
     
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    The rationale for not having national ID cards with security features so they can't be faked was privacy. I remember that going on about 20 years back. Now they sure know a lot more than your name and address.
     
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    I recomend you stay far away from tor unless you have years of experience in computer security.
     
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    That's silly. Really.
     
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    I'm not cutting her down but i doubt she understands the vulnerabilities you must cover yourself. also, I doubt she knows how dangerous tor can be for an average user. If someone is going to use tor they must educate themselves on the pluses and minuses. If you think you cannot be tracked on tor you are silly. Do something bad enough and lets see what happens.
     
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    Good people use TOR too. And yes you can be tracked but much harder. And no, no one is reading your dumb emails unless your into terrorism or kiddie porn. You guys should get over yourselves. And Snowden is a giant douche. Running like a baby to CHINA and RUSSIA. Fuck him.
     
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    I used the Anoymizer Total New Shield for a time a few years ago, which slowed my searches down considerably and/or resulted in no web pages since the IP adress was blocked. Fuck it, track me down Howie, call the CIA.
     
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    :hat:
     
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    A hundred years ago mabel the phone operator listened in on your telephone calls. Get over yourselves, you aren't doing anything interesting enough for the NSA to care about.
     
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    CaptainSpank..you miss the whole gist of this...it is unconstitutional..this country was founded on the great principles. And it is being eroded. It is a sad time for our country.
     
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    This paper may be of interest: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=998565