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Helix
Wed May 28 2014, 04:30PM



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Not sure if anyone else is following the black phone but some good videos on it. Might be good for all you who don't like the government to see your genitals.

"The Blackphone is an announced smartphone developed by SGP Technologies, that will provide encryption for phone calls, emails, texts, and internet browsing. SGP Technologies is a joint venture between the makers of GeeksPhone, and Silent Circle. Blackphone will provide internet access through VPN.[3] The phone runs a modified version of Android called PrivatOS."











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DrakeMegrim
Wed May 28 2014, 05:39PM


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Don't both ends have to be encrypted for this to really work?







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AntiHick
Wed May 28 2014, 07:51PM


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I just wrap my phone in tinfoil.







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BlackOut
Wed May 28 2014, 08:39PM


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DrakeMegrim wrote ...

Don't both ends have to be encrypted for this to really work?


Seems like it. That reminds me of this guy recently that realized all his effort to encrypt his comms was moot because he realized 90% of his emails went to gmail address so everything he did was scooped up by google regardless.









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GrayFox
Thu May 29 2014, 06:03AM


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BlackOut wrote ...

DrakeMegrim wrote ...

Don't both ends have to be encrypted for this to really work?


Seems like it. That reminds me of this guy recently that realized all his effort to encrypt his comms was moot because he realized 90% of his emails went to gmail address so everything he did was scooped up by google regardless.


Black Out Does have a point. Even if you use Like a common VPN. Eventually something will happen, and the stuff your were looking up wont be secret no more. But when I try to access silk road or the "deep web". I personally use Hide My Ass. The thing is, even though Hide My Ass doesn't use actual domains like ".com, .net, .org" they use just regular ip addresses and things such as ".tor or ".onion". So my point is, this VPN uses weird domains and encrypts them so basically your no longer on the actual internet. When your using Hide My Ass, your already on the Deep Web.








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khamir-ubitch
Thu May 29 2014, 08:36AM



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GrayFox wrote ...

BlackOut wrote ...

DrakeMegrim wrote ...

Don't both ends have to be encrypted for this to really work?


Seems like it. That reminds me of this guy recently that realized all his effort to encrypt his comms was moot because he realized 90% of his emails went to gmail address so everything he did was scooped up by google regardless.


Black Out Does have a point. Even if you use Like a common VPN. Eventually something will happen, and the stuff your were looking up wont be secret no more. But when I try to access silk road or the "deep web". I personally use Hide My Ass. The thing is, even though Hide My Ass doesn't use actual domains like ".com, .net, .org" they use just regular ip addresses and things such as ".tor or ".onion". So my point is, this VPN uses weird domains and encrypts them so basically your no longer on the actual internet. When your using Hide My Ass, your already on the Deep Web.


As a network guy who is married to a data & network security gal - if someone wants your data, they can get it in the sense that the capabilities are there. All *YOU* have to do is make your information too expensive/difficult to get. Whether the expense is time, money or effort, they all yield the same result for those trying to get at your data: Is it worth it?

Are you a high priority global target (ala Snowden) or are you someone trying to hide a small-time drug-dealing operation?

HideMyAss isn't perfect. Sadly, as of yesterday, neither is TrueCrypt (Maybe?). Heartbleed took care of SSL and even SSH is rumored to be vulnerable. Here's a first-hand experience of someone who had MS decrypt his bit-locked drives (allegedly).


On a side note, did your COIN come in?? I would love to hear your first-hand experince with it!











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Skyhawk
Thu May 29 2014, 08:58AM



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I believe I remember a news article last month where the NSA said encryption was a minor annoyance to them. With the massive amounts of money they throw at survelience in the name of national security, I have no illusions of privacy.

Your VPN or proxy might prevent your ISP from detecting the copyright righted porn you are downloading but Snowden says Big Brother can see right up your asshole.







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NinjaAl
Thu May 29 2014, 09:31AM


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Does this phone come with a coupon for black leather trenchcoats?







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DeKeeg
Wed Aug 06 2014, 08:44AM


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Came across this "news" article today. It's Yahoo, but the comments are usually more informative and entertaining than the actual story.

http://news.yahoo.com/snowden-leaks-spur-crop-secure-phones-communications-192555620--finance.html







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