Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 19:12 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Late last year, president Obama signed a law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects without any form of trial or due process. Peaceful protesters in Occupy movements all over the world have been labelled as terrorists by the authorities. Initiatives like SOPA promote diligent monitoring of communication channels. Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.
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RE: I'm sorry to say...
by PAPPP on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 22:51 UTC in reply to "I'm sorry to say..."
PAPPP
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2006-07-26

The hackers know. They're working on it.
From the client side ( https://guardianproject.info/ )
, protocol stack ( https://www.torproject.org/ )
, and network ( http://www.youtube.com/user/28c3#p/u/8/iuwkzNjaPwc sorry for the video link, talk from last week at 28C3).

I agree that connecting to the existing cellular networks inherently provides an avenue to snoop on you, but there is a remarkable amount that can be done to mitigate that... and who says you have to connect your mobile device to the cellular network?

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