Not to diminish the author's dedication to evade the peepers, but every program and device cited has been either reportedly compromised or shown to have vulnerabilties for it. The two experts he consulted, as with most honest security wizards, Jon Callas in particular, have been publicly candid about weaknesses of publicly available digital protection against official compromise, either by design, that is by wiling co-operation with authorities, or by ineptitude and desire for successful marketing in an era of ridiculously profitable scare'm and secure'm -- also called a national crisis. As with the recent NSA agoniste. This practice of orchestrated anxiety is hardly new, to be sure, scaring and securing is as old as, well, as old as those who invented the language of warning and security, spurious and confectionary it may be in warding off more than imaginary goblins, usually home-brewed. Media no less or more than military have a bottomless stakehold in national terrorism and national anti-terrorism -- twins of national security since nations and *their* twins, religions, were imagined to be superior wealth accumulators and concentrators via best-living at the top heirachies rather than communities of more or less equality. Heirarchies would not endure without protection racketing. Arming the protectors and disarming the bottom of the apex is essential, both by terrifying arms and by secrecy, another set of inseparable twins. Speaking of twins, metadata is a curious invention, reminds of metaphysical obscurantism to empower the meta-believers and disempower the meta-disbelievers. At 01:28 PM 7/29/2013, you wrote:
For a quick look at how metadata can be abused, look here: <http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=579_1375101344>http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=579_1375101344The more you try to protect yourself, the more you will come under surveillance and the less privacy you will have. The Panopticon is an evolutionary (or perhaps evilutionary) change in our social behavior. The simple expectations of privacy that we grew up with in the 1950's no longer apply. We will be assimilated and will have to adapt. It is our Humanity that we have to protect, not our privacy.On 7/29/2013 8:59 AM, In Harms Way wrote:Gary, you maybe want to change your name to Gary Borg Wallin. We have nothing to hide - but we have something to PROTECT! Let's pull the plug on them. IHW Gary Wallin wrote, On 29/07/2013 15:49:On 7/29/2013 6:28 AM, John Young wrote:<http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/07/surveillance-free-day-part-i.html>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/07/surveillance-free-day-part-i.htmlAn entertaining take on the preposterous idea of going surveillance-free.I like the salient commentary: "Both Jon and Gary pointed out one of the central paradoxes of my day that, by downloading Tor and HideMyAss, by paying for software in Bitcoin, wrapping my phones in foil, and by turning my head into a giant glowing orb, Im effectively asking to be put on a terrorist watch list. Its the digital equivalent of hanging a big IM SKETCHY sign around my neck."As we learned from the Borg in Star Trek - Resistance is Futile!Surveillance is part of our nature now and we must learn to live with it. Better that it be used to freshen the air and inform the public than become a tool of those that would oppress.--All my email is subject to viewing by the Panopticon :: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon :: Except in the imaginations of the netizens there is no real secrecy or privacy on the Internets. The powers that be have been elevated to lofty positions of near omnipresence. Enjoy, adapt, and survive.--All my email is subject to viewing by the Panopticon :: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon :: Except in the imaginations of the netizens there is no real secrecy or privacy on the Internets. The powers that be have been elevated to lofty positions of near omnipresence. Enjoy, adapt, and survive.