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  •  Time for Self Defense (0+ / 0-)

    It's time to start encryping any e-mail you want to keep it private.  During the Shrub years, we saw that even if it's made into a felony, the spy guys will find a way to peek into things (and even war crimes don't seem to be much of a deterrent).

    I think if more phone calls use the internet, then those can likewise be encrypted.  Hiding the meta data is somewhat harder since the use of third-party cutouts could run afoul of the same sort of "court" orders that Snowden exposed.  Maybe if things were routed through a site in another country that respected privacy, then the meta data could be hidden—it's a sad state of affairs when the only way to ensure privacy is to rely on the ethics of a country other than the "land of the free".  

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.—Carl Schurz
    "Shared sacrifice!" said the spider to the fly.—Me

    by KingBolete on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 03:45:56 PM PDT

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