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January 30, 2014  1:41 AM

That’s it! No more! I quit!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Big Brother, Computer Humor, Eavesdropping, Security

This will be short and sweet. It's bad, you know. I'm fed up. Through with it. Officially done. Permanently withdrawn. Don't try to talk me out of this because it won't work; don't try to talk me into something else, either, because that won't work...um, either. Neither will I be seduced...

July 14, 2013  7:42 PM

How to defeat online surveillance



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Big Brother, cyber security, Cybersecurity, Encryption, InfoSec, Infowar, Security

By now, we all know that each of us is being monitored: All of our electronic communications, email, Internet traffic, cell phone transmissions, faxes, even landline (which is really all delivered via microwave towers these days) is being intercepted and recorded in massive data centers run by the...


July 4, 2013  3:32 PM

You ARE being monitored and here’s how



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Big Brother, Security, Thought Police

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October 29, 2010  8:59 PM

How to Avoid Losing Locational Privacy – Conclusion



Posted by: Ken Harthun
1984, Big Brother, Locational Privacy, Privacy, Security

In Part 2, I showed how the EFF recommends building location systems which don't collect the data in the first place. How is that accomplished? Cryptographic protocols. One of these is electronic cash . Electronic cash...


October 29, 2010  1:12 AM

How to Avoid Losing Locational Privacy – Part 2



Posted by: Ken Harthun
1984, Big Brother, Locational Privacy, Privacy, Security

In my last post, I outlined the concept of location privacy and gave some examples of how you can be tracked when you're out and and about. You may say, "So, what? What do I care if people know where I'm going? I'm not doing anything wrong." Maybe so, in your eyes. But in the post-9/11 climate,...


October 27, 2010  1:29 AM

How to Avoid Losing Locational Privacy – Part 1



Posted by: Ken Harthun
1984, Big Brother, Locational Privacy, Privacy, Security

You've never heard the term before? Well, here's what it is according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): "Locational privacy (also known as "location privacy") is the ability of an individual to move in public space with the...


February 28, 2010  10:45 PM

When “Security” Becomes Onerous



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Big Brother, Privacy, Security, Surveillance

If you can even call...


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