Use of Tor and e-mail crypto could increase chances that NSA keeps your data

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by lotuseclat79, Jun 21, 2013.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    I think they are going after hacktivists as well as terrorists so it makes sense to zero in on people using anonymity and encryption software. Regardless, I'll continue to use tor, vpn, encrypted VoIP/chats, etc. as much as practical for everyday communication and web browsing because I disapprove of their snooping and don't want to make things easy for them. In addition, I think they are collecting information on everyone anyway, and in practice that means more actionable info is collected on people who take no defensive measures simply because they are easier targets. Just my speculation of course.
     
  3. noone_particular

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    If they want to save everything that's encrypted, we should give it to them. Use Tor to create random accounts on file sharing sites, e-mail draft folders, dropbox, etc, then regularly upload strong encrypted containers full of gibberish to them. Let them waste their time and resources on it. If it does nothing else, it will make a statement to them that we don't approve of what they're doing.
     
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    What a difference?
    If you not encrypt your emails - they keep them.
    If you encrypt your emails - they keep them too.
     
  5. PaulyDefran

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    Bring it on, ~ Snipped as per TOS ~. :D

    Oh, and what terrorists have been caught using 'real' encryption? Basically, none. There was a stego'd doc in a porn movie on a flash drive, and one guy didn't trust PGP or TC and decided to write/use his own (British baggage handler case). Nothing in OBL's shack either...or you *would* have heard about it. LOL.

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