Conservablogger Power Quote

"...But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security..." The Declaration of Independence


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Skype makes chats and user data more available to police & Government

Craig Timberg and Ellen Nakashima reported in The Washington Post: <--LINK to Full Story

Skype, the online phone service long favored by political dissidents, criminals and others eager to communicate beyond the reach of governments, has expanded its cooperation with law enforcement authorities to make online chats and other user information available to police, said industry and government officials familiar with the changes.
Conservablogger comment:
Something just doesn't seem right with this.  It's a shame that no one in America today  can expect privacy;  especially online.  The government is building a super data center  in Utah that is now, or will soon be, recording every bit of data pertaining to you that passes through the phone-satellite  system.

They plan on compiling a database and they'll be able to cross reference against every conceivable aspect and relation in your life.

Be extremely careful about what you divulge online & in social netwoks.  Never, for example, divulge the types or number of firearms you own.  If you have friends scattered across the country, ensure you have a few you can count on if times get 'strange' and you need to disappear - don't make electronic contact with these friends.  When traveling, use cash.  Go to each of these friends and prearrange an understanding.

Big Brother is truly watching and listening.

If you are law abiding and you want to engage in secure electronic communications, there are ways to do it.

Some forms of electronic communication are not recorded.  Old ham radio, for instance, isn't recorded and you can communicate over vast distances and in a variety of modes. 

You can use voice (phone), CW Morse Code, and digital modes such as Teletype & BPSK 31.

The issue you'll have here is getting someone to get your traffic and delivering it to its intended destination.

Now we have the beginnings of tactical communications.

If you want to know more about tactical communications, leave a comment and I'll discuss more ways to communicate securely.

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