SMF - Just Installed!
Started by Null0x, June 17, 2015, 05:41:25 PM
Quote from: mikethemugger on July 28, 2015, 08:51:18 AMWhat new legislation are you referring too?
Quote from: Nicotine on September 28, 2015, 03:20:51 PMThese programs are always very cool, but like a couple others mentioned it's not practical for everyday use as it requires whoever you are communicating with to be on the same system.
Quote from: Nicotine on September 28, 2015, 03:20:51 PMThese usually end up being put aside for "make believe" time when you and 1 or 2 other Wogs want to pretend to be all secure and clandestine while talking about absolutely nothing, but not used when something actually important comes up and you need to contact someone "right now" and cant wait for everyone else to get into their secure program. Personal experience talking here. :P
Quote from: Nicotine on September 28, 2015, 03:20:51 PMAnother aspect to consider here is that unless this is an open source program and has been verified by you or someone you trust, it is not secure.
Quote from: Nicotine on September 28, 2015, 03:20:51 PMAlso, if this goes on your phone, it is NOT secure or anonymous. End of story. Cell phones, especially smart phones, are the antithesis of privacy and security. I don't care what provider you have, what OS your using, or what app you are running, if it is sent to or from your phone it is recorded somewhere, and if it came from the google play store then yes, google has the keys to it.
Quote from: Nicotine on September 28, 2015, 03:20:51 PMJust my $.02 but the harder you try to conceal your comms, the harder people will try to look at them.
Quote from: Nicotine on September 28, 2015, 03:20:51 PMSit and think about what you are wanting to accomplish. If you just don't want anyone in your business then you really shouldn't have a Facebook or smart phone to begin with.
Quote from: Nicotine on September 28, 2015, 03:20:51 PMIf you want a system for secure comms when needed but don't need to be James Bond all the time, nothing beats the old fashioned approach of having code words or phrases that only you and a select few know to express certain things.
Quote from: Nicotine on September 28, 2015, 03:20:51 PMIf you just really want to sit in your basement and feel like a godsdamn secret agent on a clandestine mission (Nothing wrong with that if that's your thing) then consider setting up a BBC for you and your friends,
Quote from: Nicotine on September 28, 2015, 03:20:51 PMor get into HAM radio or shortwave listening.
Quote from: Edward SnowdenWhen you say I don't care about the right to privacy because I have nothing to hide, that is no different than saying I don't care about freedom of speech because I have nothing to say or freedom of the press because I have nothing to write.
Quote from: mikethemugger on September 29, 2015, 06:37:52 AMWhat does it matter when the Eschelon program is recording everything we say and type? lol. This conversation is actually pretty interesting though. I've toyed with the idea of setting up a VPN, but ultimately I have no use for it atm.