For those of you who’ve seen CitizenFour: You might want to check out the Tor Project

I remember when the NSA documents first leaked. I remember when Edward Snowden’s identity was revealed.

Well, I recently saw the same story I followed months ago, this time from the another perspective.

If you’re like me, and you watched CitizenFour, your prior concerns about the NSA were likely reinforced.

Your distrust for the government was a bamboo hut and now it’s become a skyscraper.

 

You’re sitting in your room like:

Don’t panic.

 

It’s important that you know about the Tor Project.

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis.

Three important projects within Tor are

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Tails: A Live CD/USB operating system preconfigured to use Tor safely

Description from the website:

  • use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship;
    all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network;
  • leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly;
  • use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging.

 

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Orbot: Tor for Google Android devices

Basically, privacy across apps, twitter, web surfing, etc.

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Tor Browser: contains everything you need to safely browse the Internet

basically, 3 things:

Prevents someone from watching your Internet activity

Prevents the sites you visit from learning about you

Allows you to access “blocked” sites.

 

DuckDuckGo

Another cool site I found while searching for a way to watch CitizenFour online for free is DuckDuckGo.com

DuckDuckGo is a search engine that “doesn’t track you.” They also don’t filter out content removed by the DMCA.

It’s almost like being back in the Golden Age of the Internet.

Remember the golden age?

 

If you’re using Tor to read this, please leave a comment so I know you stopped by, because otherwise we rely on Google Analytics to know if anyone’s been visiting our site…

Are we a part of the problem?

 

 

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