Looking to Start a Secure Forum

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Parousia, Jul 13, 2013.

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  1. Parousia

    Parousia Registered Member

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    I currently own a Yahoo Forum and have enjoyed it for many years. I am an honest, law abiding citizen but have recently been very concerned about all the spying and email reading being done by our government.

    A friend was recently locked out of her yahoo account and was forced to give her phone number to have access to her own mail.

    Anyway I dont want to use Yahoo anything anymore. I am just OK on computers, not a techie. Can you recommend a truly safe message board forum for my friends and I to gather and post articles, pictures and chat?

    Thank you!

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  2. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

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    Forums are typically public, so what do you mean my "safe"?
     
  3. Parousia

    Parousia Registered Member

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    That isnt true. There are lots of private forum options. I think I explained my concerns in my original question. :)
     
  4. Mman79

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    In all honesty, you're probably looking at setting up something in "Onionland" via TOR. Anything you want to achieve on the open web through a known vendor is pretty vulnerable to this stuff. Of course, you'll have to worry about the nodes you're connecting to and such even with TOR.
     
  5. EASTER

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    That happened to my long held Yahoo free mail account. My phone number is MY BUSINESS and just like private SS numbers, i don't just carelessly throw it out there for world review or ad spammers. Yahoo sux now big time.

    But their email was THEIR free service not mine, so they promptly erased access to it from my end as a result of not giving them my number.

    Oh well. No big loss.on this end and my phone number remains unknown to their sneaky schemes.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    If the data sits on some company's server somewhere, it's inherently not"safe".
    You want privacy, do it Rome style in a public real-life forum.
    Mrk
     
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