Since this was posted elsewhere as well: https://web.archive.org/web/20130611125338/http://www.reddit.com/r/restorethefourth/
You can see by this that if you go back BipolarBear0 is not one of the original moderators.
This story is basically bullshit. There's no exploit known, no backdoor. TPM 2.0 is basically a hardware chip that stores encryption keys. The reason it exists is to prevent malware being able to get encryption keys via software. Its also extremely unclear how exactly the NSA would actually exploit these chips. There's nothing really secret in them. The closest that they could come is allowing software to appear signed, but this would probably require that they have full admin level access to the machine in question to begin with, which makes the whole thing a rather moot point.
For a slightly less sensationalist piece with more actual information and sources, read this article: http://www.zdnet.com/german-government-refutes-windows-backdoor-claims-7000019739/
I've been paranoid since the bug that allowed people to log in to any dropbox account without a password:
Anyone else remember that? How the hell does a company that supposedly takes security seriously make a mistake like that?
After doing some research, Canadians and everyone else should not use BTGuard. There are plenty of VPN alternatives that are faster, have better customer service and are less expensive. Check out /r/vpn for more info.
iVPN and mullvad are both great and personal favorites. iVPN dosnt store logs for longer than 10 minutes, has a multihop feature, and has stated, "We do not share data with 3rd parties. If law enforcement served us with a subpoena and compelled us to log traffic we would shut down the business before cooperating, and relocate to a new jurisdiction.", while Mullvad keeps no logs at all, and they both accept bitcoin. Also VPN stands for Virtual Private Network so you'd abreviate it VPNs (I believe..). Anyways a great list of VPN providers can be found here;
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There's a shit load of things an employer has to provide. Among the many — safety in the work place. Ever heard of OSHA?
It amazes me that this charade has gone on as long as it has. This is the exact same "crime" Brown is under trial for. Providing a pre-existing weblink is not criminal, it's information sharing - the duty of a journalist. Millions of times, this link has been copied-and-pasted. One time, it was considered a crime... and he wasn't even the first to do so, he was just arbitrarily chosen to be a scapegoat and an abject lesson of what happens to people that upset the out-of-control intelligence agencies. The lesson, instead, has been a simple message: Justice is dying in the US.
That's a terrible title. It doesn't take on Facebook, or Twitter. It isn't going to put either of them out of business. It's more like a location dependent Whisper.
Also, it's supposed to prevent NSA eavesdropping, but its called EaseDrop.in?
The "Do Not Track Me" developer's FAQ says this:
"DNTMe (Do Not Track Me) is not open source, but we'd be happy to show you the code under certain copyright and non-disclosure terms."
Based on the wording I don't trust them at all.
doesn't seem to be 100% open source either, but they're more forthcoming with their code:
Pick your poison I guess. Probably both of these are better to use than just letting all the tracking sites out in the wild take a bite out of you, but seems to be less suspect.
Submitted link via #6 at http://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/2p2ic4/congress_quietly_bolsters_nsa_spying_in/cmsq76q
I'm actually looking at https://calyxos.org/ which has more of a team behind it. My thought process was GrapheneOS is currently getting updates almost monthly. If it ever stops and becomes obsolete, I can always switch then. The ability to have a custom rom and a locked boot loader is what makes Pixels a winning device.
Ten years after giving this talk the lawyer wrote a book, You Have the Right to Remain Innocent, that goes into more detail and updates the latest changes in the law.
It’s only six dollars on kindle and is a quick read. I would highly recommend this book to anybody interested in this topic. Really, I would recommend it even more if you think you aren’t interested.
That's the shame with most VPNs. They don't allow you to run a firewall and the VPN at the same time.
Huge shortcoming for PIA (Private Internet Access) VPN on Android. Although there is a workaround if you're fortunate enough to have a device running latest Oreo:
My source is
The Law of Self Defense By Andrew F. Branca (Attorney at Law)
(This is gonna take a while for me to type...)
>Burden of Production
>You do not have an automatic right to tell the jury you acted in self defense. Yes, you read that correctly
>If you want to say to the jurors "it was self defense" then there must be some evidence that you were defending yourself. And the job to get that evidence, called the burden of production, falls squarely on you. If you fail to meet this burden to the jury will here about a body, a gun in your hand and not one word about self defense.
So, my point with the above is that there can be cases where important information is omitted. I am not a lawyer, I just recalled this and inferred, perhaps incorrectly. I am not lawyer, just saying what I think. Which is the point.
I just wanted you to know I wasn't making crap up.
A link to the book, so you know what I am talking about: