you can’t get there from here

There have been some responses to my post about the limitations of public countersurveillance tools. Most of them have focused on my statements about the limitations of the Tor network. I started to write a comment addressing one of the more coherent replies but then decided to simply post it…

ignorance is strength

Seven, this rule is so underratedKeep your family and business completely separatedBiggie Smalls Counterintelligence Theory and Practice for Crack Dealers Guerrillas, Terrorists, Narcos, Spooks, and You Guerrillas, terrorists, narcos and spooks the world over have learned the hard way how to keep their illicit activity safe from their opponents. The…

We Should All Have Something To Hide

Suddenly, it feels like 2000 again. Back then, surveillance programs like Carnivore, Echelon, and Total Information Awareness helped spark a surge in electronic privacy awareness. Now a decade later, the recent discovery of programs like PRISM, Boundless Informant, and FISA orders are catalyzing renewed concern.

good luck with that

Story time Back in the day we used to have AOL for internet access. If you’ve never suffered AOL, then you probably don’t know that it would disconnect you if the service didn’t detect any traffic for some period of time. It popped up an alert that said something like…