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What more for privacy now after the Wiki Leaks' Revelation!

Do you do anything to protect your privacy?


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I don't use any social networks so at least nobody can enter my private life
 
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#28
If you really dive into the leaks you will see it is beyond just software. Some of this snooping/spying is being performed at the hardware level. Not much you can do in that sense except have the system completely offline.
 

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#31
You simply cannot separate them from their phones. It's literally their lifehood.
It's an addiction, it's exactly what social media wants, and it has to stop.
 
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#32
Your operating system will help you out with that :)
I have it configured to not to do that.
Besides it doesn't leak so much personal information
 
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#33
It's an addiction, it's exactly what social media wants, and it has to stop.
Maybe it has too, but you know as well as I do the genie is out of the bottle and it ain't going back in.
 

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Like any addiction, users have to make the conscious decision to break it.
 
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#35
Like any addiction, users have to make the conscious decision to break it.
Harder though when the majority of a population is addicted, yes?

I couldn't function job-wise without my phone, but at least I run my own firmware on mine, and I'm not glued to it.
 

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#36
Not really no. Just close your account and you're done. If there's something important to discuss, your average dumb phone supports phone calls, texting, and many even emails.

If you're really a stickler for privacy, then go down to just phone calls. There's a plethora of regulations against wiretapping without a warrant. It also takes a lot of hardware and software resources to accurately convert speech to text. Recording conversations is forbidden too without jumping through a lot of hoops.

If you're obscenely proficient on privacy, use burner phones. :roll:
 
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Not really no. Just close your account and you're done. If there's something important to discuss, your average dumb phone supports phone calls, texting, and many even emails.

If you're really a stickler for privacy, then go down to just phone calls. There's a plethora of regulations against wiretapping without a warrant. It also takes a lot of hardware and software resources to accurately convert speech to text. Recording conversations is forbidden too without jumping through a lot of hoops.

If you're obscenely proficient on privacy, use burner phones. :roll:
In my case, the inconvenience far outweighs the benefit.

Besides, you ever tried texting on a "dumb phone?" Not my idea of a fun day.
 

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"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." --Benjamin Franklin
 
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#39
Thanks for you votes and valuable comments!
I really didn't know about TOR... I'm gonna remove it right away. About social media, you're all right about it. But, it is the new cool and honestly a lot of people don't care about their privacy! and the most important part is that social media is addictive.
 
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#41
The problem with activists for a secure internet isn't the methods in which they recommend you protect yourself but the idea itself.

The industry has taken an interesting turn since 2013/14. Yahoo is compromised every 2 weeks. Private and govt websites are broken into by parties now as well. You have a different type of social media presence. Wikileaks is something even non-computer literate people have heard of. The "battle for transparency" is something that has been going on for years.

no longer are programmers getting jobs at private security firms or taking a job with AV or research companies. Instead they are the defenders or mercenaries. They use their talent for good or bad depending on the amount of 0's on the check.

Your data is worth more than you know. The climate is such that the battleground is now cyberspace and the web as a whole. Honestly, you would be a fool for thinking you can master privacy on the internet. Remember they are no longer after your FB password. They will simply target the site itself.

It's a shame that I have to conclude that I think this way. This industry used to be much different. Now your baby cams and IoT devices are used in botnets, and surveillance. It's not even the govt doing it.

To be pointed anyone using the internet and demands any kind of privacy is on a soccer field with no clue they are playing a game. From a InfoSec perspective. The most you can do is limit the data you are going to post. You can NEVER post personal data and "protect" it.

You should be careful online. Taped webcams, VPNs and TOR will keep the ISP from sending you a cease and desist for downloading logan-2017-1080.mp4 and the tape might keep those viruses your ignoring from taking a peek. But they are realistically user end equivalents to wearing a sheet for warmth on a cold night.
 
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There are very few people who on't use social media!

I completely agree with what you said solaris17, but what I can do to protect myself is certainly better than not doing anything about it. I know It might not be 100% fool proof, but still it is a lot better than not doing anything about it!
 

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and the most important part is that social media is addictive.
Pisss nudge nudge wink you wanna buy some primo facebook time guarenteed not cut $80 a lid Gig

There are very few people who on't use social media!
Definitely not me and by the way you can delete those pics of me wearing thongs and fish net stockings you don't have my consent to put then on .......................:)o_O:laugh:
 
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If the Government really does have backdoors into Intel/AMD then there is nothing that can stop them. Encryption happens above the hardware level so if you have a binary backdoor to a cpu you have no limit on what you can track, audit, record and even inject. The possibility to inject code, files, Images, and Confidential material on your pc and then bust your for it is very real and very scary stuff.
 
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Not using social media helps but not much. Every kind of soft/hardware uses tracking in one form or the other
 
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#46
Tor was never compromised, the guy who got caught(owner of silk road)used his real life name to log in is how they caught him. Get yer facts straight before you spew dis information. Let me know I can link the video of Deffcon
 
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