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(Guardian)   Almost one in three computer users now using privacy and anonymity tools to prevent hackers and government agencies spying on them   (theguardian.com) divider line 8
    More: Interesting, computer users, private networks, hackers, YouTube videos, photo sharing  
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1462 clicks; posted to Geek » on 21 Jan 2014 at 10:48 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-21 11:13:07 AM  
4 votes:
NSA response:  LOL, you all are so cute when you do that.
2014-01-21 11:00:39 AM  
2 votes:
What percentage have the tools and skills to actually pull it off?
2014-01-21 09:56:45 PM  
1 votes:
1 in 3 users are fooling themselves.
2014-01-21 01:13:34 PM  
1 votes:

jaytkay: 1 in 3 looks ridiculously high. Either the numbers are tremendously skewed by Chinese users, or an email password is considered a "privacy and anonymity tool" for this poll.

Maybe 1 in 30 in the US could name an actual privacy or anonymity tool like Tor.


Just about every antimalware package includes some blubbering about privacy protection.  It's probably that.
2014-01-21 12:58:10 PM  
1 votes:
1 in 3 looks ridiculously high. Either the numbers are tremendously skewed by Chinese users, or an email password is considered a "privacy and anonymity tool" for this poll.

Maybe 1 in 30 in the US could name an actual privacy or anonymity tool like Tor.
2014-01-21 12:24:25 PM  
1 votes:
That's cute but if the Police tell you to decrypt it for their investigation you'd better do it; it's incarceration if you don't and you'll be there until you change your mind.

Encryption includes password protected zip and MS-Office documents.

If you're doing stuff really naughty it's probably better to 'Spock' your computer as they're breaking down the door.

/That'd only get you destruction of evidence and perverting the course of justice.
2014-01-21 11:51:11 AM  
1 votes:
2014-01-21 11:42:20 AM  
1 votes:
And I'm sure it's all very effective.
 
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