Re: CIA targets Linux users.
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:54 am
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We should have pity on the US government, they need psychiatric help. Snooping is done out of fear, nothing more or less.samriggs wrote:By doing nothing differently I meant what I do on the internet, I keep firmware updated, all passwords are not in my computer but stored outside, I do regular back-ups etc etc etc... blah blah blah.... I do what I can to keep it as secure as I can but am I going to change my internet habits? nope!Faust wrote:I have to disagree with you there .samriggs wrote:
Probably the same as the rest of us....... nothing.
I am not one of the " us " , and I'm guessing that there are many others on here that take the same view .
A simple first step is to take full control of your router , and that may mean buying a new one .
If I can't flash the firmware , install something like dd-wrt , or run pfSense , then I don't want it in my home.
As a general rule-of-thumb , if you are using the router supplied by your ISP it is pretty certain that it benefits " them " much more than it benefits the user .
Not that I do anything anyhow except my coding and art and play some games.
I fully agree agree with this, free will is extremely important to me and having other humans snooping just for the sake of some form of having power over another human is insane in my books, I seen Snowden's film and agree with a ton of it, snooping on everyone is nothing more then communism in my books for whatever excuse they try to use for doing it.jimallyn wrote:“Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say. It’s a deeply anti social principle because rights are not just individual, they’re collective, and what may not have value to you today may have value to an entire population, an entire people, an entire way of life tomorrow. And if you don’t stand up for it, then who will?” - Edward Snowden
I have nothing to hide, but I don't appreciate people who can't mind their own business.
It's actually worst then big brother theories in my books it's someone constantly nagging you to pry into your life by force, like some insane neighbour who just opens the door and lets themself in then open the door bathroom door while your taking a dump just cause they can.
This kind of thing is psychotic and totally insane.
So don't take me wrong I am against such things but I will not change my surfing habits just cause some agent wants to follow me around like some insane stocker.
If this was a neighbour doing the same thing, it would be stocking and harassment and charges could be filed.
It's only unnerving if you allow it to be so. This reminds me of a story..samriggs wrote:and control over fellow humans.
I always looked at it as someone constantly staring at you, it gets unnerving after awhile because their gaze is fixed on you constantly, it becomes totally annoying.
After telling the person not to stare because it's just rude, they keep staring and in the end you just figure they got some kind of mental issue.
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