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finish out of a cave, you have to know if or what PRISM, the massive cyber espionage program that would be holding the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA its acronym in English) in collaboration with leading technology homelands. That’s at least what all indications point, as both Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple and other companies involved categorically deny such participation. In fact, Google has asked the FBI “pull the rug” for clarification of everything, and is that the damage to the image of the company is evident.
However, we will not go far to assess the situation, much less to re-tell it, for surely you’re saturated with information on this subject. In addition, each will have their opinion, that if “is an outrage,” that if “for what I care three peppers hide I spy”, etc. (any intermediate appreciation you please add comes in the sack, I consider an outrage but not shock me or surprise me).
what I have now is to give you that, in my humble opinion, because I have only one and this is partly an opinion-with lots of information in the form of links, though-possibly the only recipe to avoid these abuses by the authorities of any country or snoop on duty, if you want to avoid: free encryption software . No more. I say possibly, because at this point of life is really hard to put your hand in the fire for something … it can be anything.
But while the encryption is not going to have discussion, perhaps the matter free software vs. proprietary software If you arouse the arguments opposing views as always: best open source, more eyes; worst open source, all code available. Nor will I get into that now. My opinion on this matter clear I left a long time ago in these pages: The intrinsic safety free software … As a development model eye that nothing is perfect in this world. As shown, a button (although disprove all).
Thus, thus reducing this entry is an argument in favor of free software as the only reliable tool for the citizen against abuses of power (abuse “cyber”, clear ). That, and offer a bunch of recommended links that will be the sauce of this sheet that I am releasing. All of the above are informative, and those who follow, tips and applications that you can not miss and I leave as a list:
Disk Encryption on GNU / Linux
Protecting data with TrueCrypt
Guide for anonymity on the Internet
Total privacy online
Two distros for paranoid anonymity
Firefox, Chrome and Safari
Passwords and web browsers
So here is a small selection of articles we have published in MuySeguridad and MuyLinux in recent times, to which I add two external cherries to finish. The first comes from a blog that we like much here, replicating the look with an entry in which the author speaks of message encryption in webmail with webpg , an extension for Firefox and Chrome .
The second icing is even more juicy RetroShare a suite complete Open Source platform for communications (email and IM) and file sharing , all encryption by GPG and broadcast on a P2P network with no servers involved. You can find this tool introduction Unixmen (although it is possible that you get back to talking about it in the near future, first hand).
And, as I say, stop here today. I hope you like both the content and the mainland, but make no mistake : no breath hysteria, nor attacked the proprietary software per se (I myself use Gmail, Evernote, SpiderOak … at least for now!), or ignore the basic good practices in information security (for which, I suppose, many will not need any review, other si).
sometimes hear about the famous Richard Stallman, real crazy in the best sense of the word, and I think a 99% is right. Then I look back to the real world and realize that the pieces do not fit. Personally I settle for a fifty-fifty , the truth, but I doubt my eyes or yours-you will see. Overall, the only thing we have left, besides the complaint deaf keep us informed as best we can , and so at least take the decisions we make with some base. Although there is little, and even if only by our own effort, which ultimately is the only thing that matters.
If you have not understood the previous paragraph, do not worry, it’s perfectly normal. We return tomorrow with more information, not opinion, here in MuyLinux.