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Feeling Secure is not Worth Giving Up Your Privacy

Especially in the wake of terror events like that which happened in Paris late last week, governments around the world take steps to make their citizens feel safer. We can’t allow this to keep happening, though – the NSA is already overreaching into our privacy, let’s not let them get deeper into our lives than they already are.

 

Governments and intelligence agencies charged with protecting us are already on edge because of encryption built into iOS, Android, and even individual chat apps, and it's a sure thing that some of those governments will use the Paris attacks to push legislation mandating back doors into encryption systems or simply outlawing encrypted communications entirely.

That march has already started. The role of encrypted communications is being increasingly identified as one of the ways these attacks went undetected while being planned and executed. Pundits are criticizing encryption and blaming Edward Snowden for exposing mass surveillance programs in the U.S. Mainstream news outlets on TV, print, and the Internet have speculated frequently on the idea that encrypted communications allowed the terrorists to operate undetected. Continue Reading at Mac Observer

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Written by Rick Sunderland

Rick Sunderland

Action defines a person. You are labelled by these actions. Those who witness these actions label you. Those who are around to see most of your actions have a better definition of you as a person. You are the only one around to witness all of your actions. So how do you define yourself? What if you do nothing, how then would you be labelled? With this in mind, I guess you could say that I am many things to many people. I am a Boy Scout, Father, Husband, Soldier, Clerk, Survivalist, Entrepreneur, Dork, Dweeb, and many others, but what I like most is being a writer. I love to create things that people enjoy. In the end, I hope I am labeled as an all around good guy.

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