Google Surrendered Private Data of WikiLeaks Journalists to US government

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Stefan Froberg, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Stefan Froberg

    Stefan Froberg Registered Member

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  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    Google (or any other major e-mail provider) should never be used to send or store sensitive data. It's also disturbing to know that they store all deleted emails. I hope that we will find out if they at least try to fight against the warrants.
     
  3. Stefan Froberg

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    I agree. Nowadays, if you want at least some privacy in your e-mail communications your choices are:

    1. Use any non-major, outside of USA and UK e-mail provider (preferably from Netherlands) that provides strong encryption. SSL etc.. (PGP big plus)

    2. Setup your own little Linux postfix e-mail server into your living room, handle all the technical stuff of securing and encrypting yourself and pay for little extra for enterprise grade Internet connection (that allows keeping e-mail servers and does not restrict your connection or block your ports) and for electricity of course. I went this route and have never turned back to gmail.

    3. Use pigeons ;) At least pigeons can't be hacked or spyed. :D
     
  4. Reality

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    Nothing at all would surprise me about the google monster. What amazes me is that people much more knowledgeable than I haven't seen google for what they are ages ago.
     
  5. mirimir

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    Google is a corporation, a machine if you will, and soon (if not already) an AI. It's aim is accumulating capital, of all sorts. Anything else that it does is a side effect. Plan accordingly ;)
     
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