Janet Is Waiting to Pounce. You May Have Broken A Stupid Law Which You Have No Idea Exists. Why Make It Easy For Big Sis to Screw You to Justify Her Job. Encrypt
Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 7, 2013
THE ENFORCER’S GOALS ARE TO JUSTIFY THEIR JOB, GENERATE FEAR, GET CONVICTIONS AND GET PROMOTIONS. The latest string of pathetic half-baked FBI stings is proof of that. Innocents are merely collateral splat.
Government surveillance is more pervasive every day. The multibillion dollar fusion center in Utah will capture every communication in the US if not the world. They can’t read it all but if someone decides you need looking at, the dossier will be there.
The enforcer’s want to put together everything-email, telephone calls, texts, where you serf, what TV you watch, your digital money transactions, taxes, where you go (GPS data)-in a neat package.
When the US is not trail-breaking the UK is. See here.
I don’t hear of much squawking over there but after 1000+ years of groveling to a monarch and being told what to do what can you expect? Having a CC camera on every street corner probably makes Brits feel good.
I am disappointed the US public is not more vocal about government snooping. The relative silence of the ankle grabbing MSM doesn’t help.
It is in your interest to encrypt.
Use GnuPG or Hushmail to encrypt emails.
Tor, Cryptohippie, Identity Cloaker, Proxify can hide the computer’s address when surfing.
Cyberscrub, Bitbleach, CCleaner erase drives beyond recovery. Delete means data is still there but can be overwritten. Simple one-time overwrites can be recovered.
Keyscrambler prevents key stroke monitoring.
This is just a sampling. Some are free. Some aren’t. Features and ease of use vary.
The latest to come on the scene is Silent Circle’s smartphone app. It is supposed to do it all and well. It will cost about $20 a month. It appears well worth a look.
You have nothing to hide? Don’t bet on it. When something puts the Orks on your trail, say BEING RELATED TO or HAVING THE SAME NAME AS a target, discussing the price of AMMUNITION or your prescription DRUGS, COMPLAINING about the PRESIDENT or using some OBSCURE WORD that is a red flag to Big Janet, your life and liberty are up for grabs. We have hundreds of thousands of regulations, one can be twisted to fit you.
ACTUAL guilt of a REAL crime? A nice touch but not necessary.
THE ENFORCER’S GOALS ARE TO JUSTIFY THEIR JOB, GENERATE FEAR, GET CONVICTIONS, GET PROMOTIONS. The latest string of pathetic half-baked FBI entrapment stings is proof of that. Innocents are merely collateral splat.
Big government and Big Sis need to justify their existence. They don’t let Constitution rights constitute a hindrance.
ENCRYPT if for no other reason than the more time wasted trying to decode some mundane (recipe) exchange means the less time spent doing worse damage.
Be seeing you.