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Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:18 AM


 

When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all communications. But this month, we learned that Snowden used another technology to keep his communications out of the NSA’s prying eyes. It’s called Tails. And naturally, nobody knows exactly who created it.

 


 

Tails is a kind of computer-in-a-box. You install it on a DVD or USB drive, boot up the computer from the drive and, voila,

Tails is a version of the Linux operating system optimized for anonymity

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/tails

 

 

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:03 AM

That article in turn, leads to this surprising find, link in the article.

 

http://beta.slashdot.org/story/191799

 

One person can make a huge impact on us all. Edward Snowden, regardless of one's views of him, which I won't go there (too political), made privacy a little more difficult for the entire Internet community.

 

Seems like the subject of Tails (or was it the Tor browser) came up recently?

 

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:23 AM

 Watch This then. Microsoft users should watch this.

 

http://youtu.be/wwRYyWn7BEo


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:31 AM

Looks like the MS reps were shooting a line of bull.

 

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:43 PM

He was using some anon security service for encrypted communications E-mail, vpn etc. I forget the name of it, but the gov gone after the buisness offering the service and you know what happens after that.



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:46 PM

 

but the gov gone after the buisness offering the service and you know what happens after that.

Yes now the traffic goes thru a gov server some place first. The ultimate man in the middle?


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:15 PM

 

 

but the gov gone after the buisness offering the service and you know what happens after that.

Yes now the traffic goes thru a gov server some place first. The ultimate man in the middle?

 

Yeah to get server logs and place taps. A terrorist came to your nieghborhood and bought a cup coffee now we need to search your residence.



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 11:06 PM

 

Yeah to get server logs and place taps. A terrorist came to your nieghborhood and bought a cup coffee now we need to search your residence.

Yeah & it won't be a friendly visit either. Probably a SWAT team will encircle the residence, before kicking in the door & introducing themselves.

 

Then leaving with every digital device found, all in the name of "National Security".

 

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