Snowden Called for Greater Privacy on the InternetAdded: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Edward Snowden joined numerous tech companies and privacy groups to support the call to strengthen privacy rights on the Internet. The campaign dubbed Reset the Net was launched June 5 – exactly one year after Edward Snowden’s revelations about the scale of the US government’s snooping were first published by the UK and US newspapers.
Snowden underlined that it’s time to begin effectively shutting down the collection of everyday online communications. The former NSA contractor pointed out that adopting encryption would be the first effective measure that everybody can take to end mass snooping.
It's been a year since the first revelations, and in that time the government has failed to protect users’ rights, says Fight for the Future, the outfit which coordinated the initiative. Under the campaign, tech firms and Internet users cooperate to directly intervene in mass surveillance and block the National Security Agency and its kind from the Internet.
Snowden added that mass global surveillance is not just an American problem, but rather a global one. He said the US government’s creation of “backdoors” into tech firms led to openings for other countries to use, which is danger for any US citizen. The privacy groups have also announced the launch of the Courage Foundation – which is a fund dedicated to supporting Edward Snowden’s legal battles.
Google supported the Reset the Net by publishing the source code for an “end-to-end” encryption service for its Chrome web browser. Google has asked the developers to help the company work on the project, which would make it easy for people to encrypt their Internet data.
Then, Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser, also supported the campaign, saying that despite all the publicity surrounding the NSA revelations, the public policy hadn’t change, with the threats to privacy and security remaining just as strong as before. Mozilla announced its new research project dubbed Cyber Security Delphi. In frame of this initiative, industry, academic and policy experts would be able to better assess ways of improving Internet security and privacy.
Another supporter of the campaign is Tumblr, the blogging website owned by Yahoo, which announced the plans to add SSL encryption by default for the readers of its blogs. Finally, the UK newspaper The Guardian has launched SecureDrop – a platform that enables users to anonymously submit files and data.
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|All these firms are a joke, or playing a joke, on us all. Whatever the back room deals or Laws each country has, they have no recourse but to do the Devil's work.|
All this 'transparency' is a poor magician's trick - smoke and mirrors, misdirection and sleight of hand, my friends.
Google is one of the biggest firms subverting the internet for mass surveillance. All this show of having Open Source encryption for an end-to-end encryption is a joke , since they have already been outed as giving the NSA/FBI/CIA direct access to their servers and setting up special server rooms only accessible by those agencies in their own server/database storage farm warehouses.
So, sure, maybe your communications are secure from your computer to their server, but guess what happens when it reaches their server and gets decrypted? The usual,my good friends - it gets stored, parsed and analyzed by the same agencies who control the people and Laws of each country this happens in.
All this 'Reset the Net ' bullsh*t is a sham -plain and simple, cooked up and put in a pretty little package to make you believe that you have a voice, that you matter and that you can actually do something.
The only real change that ever had a measure of success throughout History is by violence and chaos. Start with violence, it turns to chaos, the chaos spins and works it's energy - then dissipates and Order is restored, for a time, before the cycle needs to be renewed.
You may not agree, but it's mathematical science, look up Chaos Theory yourselves.
Have a good night and a peaceful day.
|@Carjacker great comment. As far as the Google encryption I think this webmail Encryption is just a plain joke. Their is no such thing as "webmail encryption" they can capture what we write directly from the browser form, right before the encryption process, not to mention the autosaved draft. It's not end2end encryption, this can only be done from a client (thunderbird, mail etc...). just for a little fun with outlook.com email I setup an account on imap/thunderbird with PGP encryption, the second after sending test encrypted email to myself, guess what.... Account blocked.|
If the companies cannot read your email, it's worthless for them to provide the service for Advertising Intelligence, so "end2end" is, as you said perfectly, smokes and mirrors.
|for those interested you can cipher simple messages using any shared book and pick words by digits e.g first digit is page number,2 digit is line on page and 3rd digit is number of word on said line and do groups as (1,17,5)(3,14,9) etc,without knowing the book used the numbers are indecipherable and such codes have been used for 100`s of years.|
If we are forced to either remain silent or use our own codes the latter will make sure they have their work cut out for them and tie them up for decades just decoding a few of our messages.
if you have a different book for all contacts just one persons messages will confound the sh1te out of them and especially funny if it takes a team of their smartest just to decipher 1 out of 65 billions messages.
|it doesn`t even have to be a book,a comic or magazine works just as well or better since they will then have to constantly update their database of literature weekly just to keep up with just one publication and since they are not privvy to which book,comic,magazine is the Key they will spend months even decades to decipher what can be as simple as BBQ at mine sunday 1700 hours,lmao.||
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