Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you
February 19, 2012
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The Cathedral is at least trying:
Since the Gmail privacy brouhaha earlier this month I’ve started to think a bit about my digital footprint, and with shit like this, damn it’s hard not to get paranoid.
Anomaly UK had this post talking about how to do dissenting blogging if the shit gets serious and the government starts to crack down. See how in the comments Jim, who seems to know what he’s talking about, makes some suggestions. I also recall how zhainan made that great post about darknets.
In these moments I wish I had done computer science. But us humanities types don’t necessarily have to be hostages of the Cathedral.
Jim is right in that a good way of spoofing the digital trackers is routing traffic through non-Cathedral countries, say Russia or China.
Of course China tracks you too in ways closer than the US/EU is even trying to. But they have their priorities, and cracking down with English language blogs or Hollywood movie pirating is not one of them. To this day Russian or Chinese uploaders work as well as megaupload et al. use to work. Now if only North Korea could get some data centers working…
I don’t know what we can do, but God knows I’m getting a Chinese printer next.