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How Tor and Signal can maintain the fight for freedom in Trumpís America

 
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02/02/2017 07:41 PM
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How Tor and Signal can maintain the fight for freedom in Trumpís America
After a season of stunning electoral upsets, the future of internet freedom technology is now deeply uncertain. Faced with possible existential threats to projects like the Tor anonymity network and encrypted messaging platform Signal, the people who develop these tools are searching for new ways to survive in the age of Donald Trump.

The president-elect will gain nearly direct control over the Broadcasting Board of Governors ó as well as the agencies it oversees and the millions of dollars in annual internet-freedom funding ó thanks to a provision etched deep in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act cleared by Congress in early December.

The legislation will give the new president ó whose few decipherable comments on cybersecurity include vocal opposition to strong encryption and a push to expand surveillance ó more direct power over the federal funding that goes to projects like Tor and Signal, both of which have taken millions from the U.S. government in recent years. A host of smaller-profile tools, like privacy-first operating systems, rely even more heavily on federal support and their survival could be threatened.

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02/02/2017 07:48 PM
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Re: How Tor and Signal can maintain the fight for freedom in Trumpís America
This should be required reading for everyone here.

...before it's too late.
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02/02/2017 07:50 PM
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Re: How Tor and Signal can maintain the fight for freedom in Trumpís America
This should be required reading for everyone here.

...before it's too late.
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Re: How Tor and Signal can maintain the fight for freedom in Trumpís America
Trump will be a disaster for online privacy. Hereís how to protect yours before itís too late.

Donald Trump doesnít like encryption. He threatened to call for a boycott of Apple products because they wouldnít undermine the encryption on the iPhone.

Trump also loves surveillance. When he was a candidate, he said he wanted to place mosques under U.S. surveillance and create a national database to track Muslims.

He is also in favor of NSA mass surveillance. And on the topic of hacking his enemies, Trump said, ďI wish I had that power. Man, that would be power.Ē

As president, he will have that power.

Edward Snowden has revealed that the United States already engages in mass digital surveillance of Americans. But the federal government has gone to great lengths to keep its domestic surveillance operation under wraps, getting broad clearance through secret court orders issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court.

Under Trump, that surveillance is likely to be a lot more overt.

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02/02/2017 08:11 PM
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Re: How Tor and Signal can maintain the fight for freedom in Trumpís America
TOR ? really ?

The NSA and FBI run most of the TOR exit nodes ...

STAY OFF OF TOR





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