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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: August 02, 2013, 03:29:41 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: My PGP Key
« on: July 31, 2013, 08:27:49 PM »
Supposedly there will soon be easier to use encryption.

http://reason.com/blog/2013/07/29/nsa-fk-off-coming-soon-open-source-encry

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NSA F**k Off: Coming Soon Open Source Encryption for People Like Me

Ronald Bailey|Jul. 29, 2013 4:08 pm

SnowdenAPEncryption is not fun and easy. I fooled around a bit the Pretty Good Privacy and found it frustrating and complicated to use. Fortunately, Edward Snowden's revelations of just how intrusive the national security surveillance state is has now provoked efforts to create user friendly encryption.

BlockPrism is a non-profit project launched by a group of computer science students at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam and a mechanical engineering student at Stanford University in Palo Alto. They want to make encryption easy by creating programming tools that allow seamless integration across social media, without the user having to go through any trouble to encrypt his or her messages. They explain in an email that as a prototype that they have programmed a Chrome browser plugin, available in Facebook Chat here (video). In order to complete development and to make it available on mobile devices (iOS and Android), they have launched the indiegogo campaign.

The "zero knowledge" cloud storage company SpiderOak has developed Crypton, an open-source software project that aims to make it easy for software developers to create "zero knowledge" applications as way to stymie online surveillance efforts. As Infoworld reported:

    Crypton is essentially a framework that allows applications to encrypt data within a web browser before it is sent to a remote server.

    Advancements in web browsers over the last few years have made Crypton possible. The JavaScript engines in web browsers are much more powerful and can handle intensive encryption tasks such as generating the key needed to lock and unlock encrypted data....

    Users have peace of mind that even if a company was subpoenaed by a court, the company would not be able to decrypt the data, making it useless. ... The encryption keys remain on a user's computer.

The bottom-up creativity inherent in the technologies of freedom gives me the hope that they will always eventually outrun the top-down centralized technologies of oppression.

For some relatively simple ways to annoy government spies, see my column, "How To Keep Your Government From Spying on You."

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General Discussion / Amash Amendment Roll Call
« on: July 24, 2013, 09:29:59 PM »
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll412.xml

Like the bill to end the indefinite detention provisions of the 2012 NDAA you will notice most Republicans voted against it while most Democrats voted for it. Another case of people deluding themselves when they claim Republicans are somehow more libertarian than Democrats.

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: July 13, 2013, 12:27:18 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: July 12, 2013, 10:59:53 PM »
Julie Borowski in response to Janet Napolitano resigning from the DHS.

"Bye Janet. I'll miss your creepy voice during my morning commute."

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: July 10, 2013, 09:43:36 PM »
"First they came for the blacks, and I spoke up because it was wrong, even though I'm not black.

Then they came for the gays, and I spoke up, even though I'm not gay.

Then they came for the Muslims, and I spoke up, because it was wrong, even though I'm an atheist.

When they came for illegal aliens, I spoke up, even though I'm a legal immigrant.

Then they came for the pornographers, rebels and dissenters and their speech and flag burning, and I spoke up, because rights are not only for the establishment.

Then they came for the gun owners, and you liberal shitbags threw me under the bus, even though I'd done nothing wrong.  So when they come to put you on the train, you can fucking choke and die."

Michael Williamson
 

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: July 05, 2013, 01:27:08 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:13:51 PM »
Priest: You're not looking for someone to prove you right. You're looking for someone to prove you wrong. You want to believe.

Dr. House: I want to walk through a forest of whore trees. That doesn't mean I think it's a good idea to tell people to fornicate with fruit.

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:25:30 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: June 28, 2013, 01:30:22 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: June 27, 2013, 07:29:27 PM »


Best part is he's wearing an ATF hat.

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Texas Representative Jodie Laubenberg for suggesting that rape kits not be performed because they "clean a woman out" somehow causing an abortion. Wrong on numerous levels.

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: June 25, 2013, 11:23:45 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: June 25, 2013, 08:57:13 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: June 24, 2013, 10:12:57 PM »

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