Category Archives: Surveillance

If you knew what I know about email, you might not use it… Ladar Levison

Lavabit, a private email service used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, has been in court appealing against a government order to hand over its encryption keys. Commentators say the case could represent a landmark for internet privacy.

Excerpt of the BBC  Interview:

Ladar Levison: I think there may come a day when the United States is no longer associated with the word freedom in people’s minds. The sad thing is that I think that I am too much of an American to abandon my country when that happens.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25980669

Read his statement here:

http://lavabit.com/

And help his Legal fund here:

paypal

NSA caused Copenhagen Climate summit 2009 failure

Knowing that in the worst case the Danish negotiators would make big concessions to the USA, Obama and the American delegation just laid back without making any concessions. Through secret documents gathered by the NSA and probably GCHQ they already knew how far the other delegations would go to avoid a failure of the conference.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/29/snowden-nsa-surveillance-_n_4681362.html

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/snowden-dokumente-nsa-soll-klimakonferenz-ausgespaeht-haben-12778333.html

Alternative email providers

Google and Apple read your emails, the NSA spies on all major email providers (Mainly because they are not encrypted by the providers)

So here is an alternative:

This is a small german email provider, they encrypt all mails, only use green energy, have no advertizing and don’t collect your data (they don’t even know your password). It costs 1 Euro per month (I don’t want everything for free) and if you send them a letter with 20 € and a special code they can not even know who you are.

https://posteo.de/site/ueber_posteo

And the very respectable Zeit Magazin says it is the best of all german providers:

http://www.zeit.de/digital/datenschutz/2014-01/e-mail-anbieter-verschluesselung

Google is watching YOU …

Here is what Google does with your information:

http://donttrack.us/

http://dontbubble.us/

 

Here are some alternative search engines:

https://duckduckgo.com/

https://ixquick.com

They cannot however work as well as Google, so if you want to use Google without being tracked use Firefox and download this add-on:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/googlesharing/

This add-on will show Google random IP adresses so they cannot find out who did the search.

You can enable or disable the add-on on the bottom right of your browser.