View Full Version : Protect yourself from alphabet agencies snooping & surveilling you: ensure privacy!

2nd May 2010, 21:01
All social networking/dating sites are heavily monitored. Almost all the big ones have servers in the USA, so all data can be taken with a warrant. The kind of things I do to confuse the trackers is to use a proxy IP address, to use false names, false birthdays & always a free email - sometimes different emails for different dating or networking accounts, and a photo that's not 100% clear (e.g. witha big hat) to avoid face recognition software. Its also important to clear cookies, passwords, & browsing history very often.

Its very important to have a good anti-virus programme like Kaspersky, to have a firewall running & all Microsoft programmes with automatic updates turned off (so viruses are not put on your computer by mimicking updates).

I have Acronis on my computer & I have a back-up of a fresh-install of my operating system with all my favourite programmes - I use Acronis to restore to the fresh-install every week as it saves hours of manually re-installing programmes. (This should wipe all history that's kept in files of my operating system).

The internet is really the worldwide wiretap - if you are being monitored its not good enough to re-install all your operating system, you have to get a new email, skype, facebook - you can't log into your old ones as they will have "broken into them." (Remember the guy they caught when je made a skype call in Sri Lanka??). The most secure email is mailvault.com as it doesn't put cookies on your computer & doesn't record your IP address (but its very basic & doesn't handle big attachments, etc.). Hush messenger is more secure than yahoo messenger.

There are ways to get through all these defences,(e.g.. tap your internet connection) but I think it would be a lot of work & they wouldn't bother for most people. This is not paranoia - remember G. Bush gave US telecoms exemption for unwarranted wire-taps. if you know how this was really used, you would disconnect all your phones & internet.

3rd May 2010, 22:43
Security Cameras on the Streets:

The Govt says these are here to reduce crime, but research on the London cameras has shown they solve around 1 in 1000 crimes http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8219022.stm.

So they must have another purpose - maybe to monitor our movements on foot & in our cars or http://www.gizmag.com/go/4957/ & conversations.

Even now, people can watch surveillance cameras & get money for informing on people http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/4597990.stm

I believe in the future the cameras will detect RFID chips in the coming national ID cards & subcutaneous chips that will be forced upon us later. So people cannot hide from cameras by disguises, & dressing in drag as your RFID will identify who you are.

Even now, cameras can detect your unique walk so if we all wore masks or veils, the cameras could still identify us. soon cameras will be used to " read our minds" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5116762.stm

the best way to wreck cameras permanently is to shine a laser at them - this will ruin their circuitry. (I'm not condoning this, just giving info). You can throw eggs or grease on the lense & that will distort the image, but this will be wiped off.
Also, there are plans to put cameras in people's homes - http://dalje.com/en-world/surveillance-cameras-in-20000-british-homes/273456 and people can be evicted from their homes if they mis-behave on camera [URL="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article787210.ece"]http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article787210.ece (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5116762.stm)

4th May 2010, 13:43
> the best way to wreck cameras permanently is to shine a laser at them - this will ruin their circuitry.

If that is true, then it could explain why Australia recently banned laser pointers. It was done under the pretext that they were being used against aeroplanes. They were described in one news story as "weapons"! Green ones were the most targeted by the legislation and the exemptions are on red pointers and you still need a good excuse to carry one now (like being a teacher or doing a presentation). One assumes therefore that the powerful green ones would be the way to go - should any kind of skulduggery be in your mind.

19th July 2012, 05:29
It's actually worse than we think: http://www.infowars.com/whistleblower-nsa-analyzing-conversations-in-real-time/

From this article: "Using as many as twenty data intercept centers throughout the United States which can each store an almost unimaginable quantity of information, Binney notes that, “The sheer size of that capacity indicates that the NSA is not filtering personal electronic communications such as email before storage but is, in fact, storing all that they are collecting.” Binney also points to FBI Director Robert Mueller’s 2011 admission that the FBI, with the aid of the NSA and DoD, had put in place technological improvements relating to the capabilities of a database to pull together past emails as well as … and future ones as they come in so that it does not require an individualized search.”

19th July 2012, 23:17
"Its very important to have a good anti-virus programme like Kaspersky, to have a firewall running"

I totally concur re Kaspersky, it is the best antivirus I have ever installed .

However, I also recomend installing either the free or paid version of the 'Antispyware' - 'Superantispyware'

The paid(one off fee of about £30-for life!)

I am constantly astounded at how many malware items it finds when I do a daily check

And, folks....these 'conspiracy site' which we all (here) frequent, are riddled with spyware!!

Positive Vibe Merchant
19th July 2012, 23:25
Thanks for the info guys. Working in the education sector it qoudln't be too hard to justify having a laser pointer in my bag... might give this one a try... see how many can be disabled in a days work lol....