[pp.int.general] NSA says: TOR user = Terrorists

hyazinthe at emailn.de hyazinthe at emailn.de
Thu Jul 3 17:43:18 CEST 2014

We learnt about the NSA's XKeyscore program a year ago, and about its incredibly wide reach. But now the German TV stations NDR and WDR claim to have excerpts from its source code. We already knew that the NSA and GCHQ have been targeting Tor and its users, but the latest leak reveals some details about which Tor exit nodes were selected for surveillance -- including at least one in Germany, which is likely to increase public anger there. It also shows that Tor users are explicitly regarded as "extremists"

More / source: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140703/02494927769/nsas-xkeyscore-source-code-leaked-shows-tor-users-classified-as-extremists.shtml

Suggestion for a secure PC & Internet in times of surveillance scandal:
• Operating system: https://tails.boum.org/ (used by Snowden; free software, which tunnels all internet traffic automatically through the TOR network, and which surface can look like the surface of Windows 8 or XP)
• + https://freenetproject.org (most secure anonymous filesharing software, which exists so far)

Regarding software the most important thing is to use a secure operation system; it's the fundament for everything, which you do with a PC regarding software. So it's a weakness, if on the one hand one relies on programs like the freenet project or TOR, but on the other hand does so on foundation of windows, which has a direct wire to the NSA.

For pirate parties, it's a good idea to cultivate TOR by setting up a TOR exit node.

/ aka Oliver

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