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STOP'em in their tracks ??

by Littlethunder / June 28, 2013 4:53 PM PDT

Over the years software has been all about after the fact protection, at least this is how I see it. But with the event of Snowden & the uncovering of the NSA there must be a way to stop them, and others BEFORE they can even get a glimpse of what you are doing on your PC.

Thus, the question is as follows:
is there a software/program that can keep the prying eyes of the NSA and their likes and counterparts from ones PC? or will this always be an open book pe rse?

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There was never any pretense what you did was private.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2013 1:39 AM PDT

Any and all internet traffic has been logged for years. You can guess many are only now coming up to speed.

Due to the volume and more, most folk won't have any worry but that does not address the privacy issue. Many we need more cartoons to help explain it.

-> http://xkcd.com/525/ I know you're listening.
--> http://xkcd.com/1223/ Their tedious hell.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 29, 2013 1:55 AM PDT

the NSA and such were intruding on your PC. All they did was some eavesdropping on phone calls, mails, skype, what sites you visited and possibly web storage. But that's all outside your own PC. What you keep there is safe.


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