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House panel approves broadened ISP snooping bill

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Time for more of us to step

Time for more of us to step up and run Tor exit nodes.

Protect Yourself

Privacy and security online are more important now then ever. Besides government spying, there are tons of hackers and thieves out there. Fortunately, some very smart people have been working on this for a long time. Here are some tools to protect your privacy and security:

VPN: google and research to find a service you like/trust
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. With a VPN all your Internet traffic is sent over an encrypted connection to another company/network before reaching the Internet. Your ISP cannot see what you are doing, but the other company can. Prices are reasonable, it's fairly easy to set up, generally very fast and you can get service from a company in a country with less draconian laws.

PGP/GPG: http://www.gnupg.org/
Strong encryption for e-mail and other communications. Although somewhat difficult to set up, these tools are extremely secure. Third parties can still determine who you are communicating with.

OTR: http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/
Off the Record is software for secure chat. It is relatively easy to use and makes it nearly impossible to eavesdrop on a conversation. It is still possible to determine who you are communicating with.

Tor (already mentioned): http://www.torproject.org
I2P: http://www.i2p2.de/
These two services are similar. With each you participate in a peer to peer network that makes it extremely difficult for an observer (gvt., isp, etc.) to figure out what you are doing on the Internet. These are somewhat more difficult to setup than VPN and are generally slower than regular Internet access. The upside is that you don't have to trust a VPN company to protect your privacy.

Freenet: http://freenetproject.org
Freenet is the ultimate in private, censorship proof networking. It is difficult to set up and use, significantly slower than regular Internet access and can only access content within Freenet. It does not provide access to the rest of the Internet. If you want to be as anonymous and undetectable as possible, this is the way to go.

Darknets: (google it)
Dark nets are peer to peer networks set up in a person to person manner. You connect only to friends/people you know. Because of how they work, it is usually easy to find out if someone is using a peer to peer network. Darknets are different. It is generally impossible for anyone to determine that you are part of a darknet without interrogating your friends. Darknet usage is extremely difficult to gage, but assumed to be uncommon at this time. Most darknets only secure communication within the network, not the Internet at large

police state

police state strides forward.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

It's worst in Europe

Inside the EU, ISPs have to keep logs for 2 years.

One solution to avoid being spied on is to use a trusted VPN.
Until they ban its use of course...

Could always go back to

Could always go back to shortwave/ham radio. Of course, it would be a bear tring to navigate the web... ;)

Holy Crap!

I know one of the guys who made that! Great guy.

Freedom Wins!

Ron Paul in 1984

I was reading about Lysander Spooner tonight (randomly, I love the 'net), and through the wonders of YouTube, ended up stumbling on this classic Ron Paul video from 1984 (or is it 1994?) where he's talking about the dangers of - wait for it! - governments performing computer surveillance...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G87jOx1VJ3o&feature=related

It must be unbelievably frustrating from his point of view, always fighting for freedom and liberty, year after year, decade after decade, and constantly watching everything get worse and worse. And yet, I watched him tonight being interviewed by Cavuto, and he had a smile on his face. I wish I had his temperament...

Ron is confident the wheels of this rEVOLution are in motion

Statistically from 2008, we've come so far educating the masses. And the Constitution is actually becoming a serious topic of interest (who would have thought!).

It seems Obama and Congress are preparing an all out assault by covertly passing surveillance type laws under the guise of "national security" and "public safety".

We need to keep the pressure on by spreading Ron Paul's messages and Constitutional doctorates far and wide.

Education is the key.

Here we go ...

This is exactly the kind of thing that happens while the MSM blacks out the majority of the news behind a "Story of the Week"

It doesn't matter if its a phoney "Debt Crisis".

It could be a "Casey Anthony Murder Drama"

It could be a "Senators Weinergate"

The story doesn't matter.

The story is used as a cover for the Corporate Security State to do its dirty business grabbing more power and legally squash out freedoms.

This is a pattern. Case in point:

Hear any mainstream news on Libya lately? No?

How about those guns shipped over the border into Mexico, and the lying by the Justice Dept? No? Nothing?

They don't want people thinking about it. Or this.

Or any number of other things.

Scour the back pages of the news and the net. Thats the only way you will ever find out anything that happens.

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Anonymous Networking

If you want to browse the web anonymously, you can use the Tor network.

For more information on Tor:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)

For a one-stop shop, get the Tor Browser Bundle:
https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en

If you find the Tor network valuable, please pass on this information. We need to stay one step ahead of Big Brother.

Send the traitors HOME so

Send the traitors HOME so they can have no more privacy either..We will know where they live, where they drive, what restaurants they frequent..just like they do, us, now.

Ugh...

...busy little spying, criminal bees.

"The times call for courage. The times call for hard work. But if the demands are high, it is because the stakes are even higher. They are nothing less than the future of human liberty, which means the future of civilization." – Henry Hazlitt

Somethng very suspect

Somethng very suspect happened when me logged onto to my computer ths am. 4 $eys do not respond... a vowel... a consonant... a punctuaton...& a numeral. Of course ths affects my passwords and sendng emals or postng on forums. Me can't seem to fx et. Any suggestons???? Me tryed another $eyboard but same thng happened.

One nation...

... under surveillance.

Plano TX

...disgrace...

...disgrace...

Just lovely....

I guess I'll be seeing most of you DPers in a re-education camp soon enough....
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm NOT gonna take this anymore!!!

I just don't know how to fight something like this.

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BC
Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

Don't know how to fight it?

May I suggest the "prone, kneeling or offhand position?"

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey

Amend It or Kill It

Look at the retention of all the financial information which will be another target for thieves and criminals. For example, the TSA is rife with criminals who steal so why provide potential criminals with more data? We need to ensure this bill is heavily amended at the very least. Keep an eye on it.

police state strides forward

...

gradual boiling of the frog!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx_FuwvgzaE&feature=related

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Yep....more tyranny.

which reminds me...I heard Mueller was renominated unanamously to be FBI Director. Did Rand Paul get to ask him about going after Ron Paul supporters and other mischief? If so...anybody seen any video?

The more we refuse to bow to the king....

and the king makers, the angrier they get. Maybe we could get a class from one of our more computer literate DPers who can show us how to avoid government spying.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey

Perhaps a new dedicated

Perhaps a new dedicated thread...