more seriously, John Gilmore on this subject: https://cpunks.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/john-gilmore-on-how-the-nsa-hates-sunshine/ """ NSA hates sunshine. NSA secrecy relies on the cowardice of most people. Courage is all it takes to beat them. If NSA tries to shut you up, just shine a lot of attention on their attempt to shut you up. Spread the information that they are trying to suppress, far and wide. Send copies to a dozen random post-office boxes in different cities, asking the recipient to physically bring it in to their local newspaper. Leave your cellphone at home, then stash copies in places that you don’t frequent, so that government agents can’t come raid your house and office and steal all copies of what they’re trying to suppress. In my case I posted something like this (a suppressed paper by Ralph Merkle) to Usenet, and it was suddenly on thousands of servers overnight. NSA habitually decides that the publicity that their activities get from any continued effort to suppress the information is FAR worse than the damage caused by the initial release of the info. Any efforts they make to shut you up, prosecute you, jail you, etc give you a perfect soapbox, and the attention of the news media and the public... """