How To Regain Your Digital Privacy

I’m not here to tell you that we are being spied on.

That Facebook is keeping track of you and your friends.

That Google is storing your searches, your locations, your emails, your browsing history. Everything.

That the NSA can listen in on every phone call and read every text message.

Everybody knows that.

They know it. We know it. We know that they track our every move. We know about their social network profiling and enormous data centers they are building all over the country.

As I’ve said before, from Obama’s ‘kill switch’, to ACTA, SOPA and PIPA, to stasi tactics against people like Kim Dotcom, hardly a month goes by without some major action against Internet users.

But it’s what’s going on in the background that you should be worried about.

As William Binney, another NSA whistleblower and the agency’s former Technical Director, recently told me in the May 2013 edition of our premium service, Sovereign Confidential—

“It was around 2003 when they started putting optical fibers coming into the US through Y-connector Narus devices. Basically these would duplicate the data coming across the Internet—one set of packets would go the normal route, the other set would go to NSA facilities.

There, they collect all the data coming in through fiber optics, reassemble all the data packets into useable information– emails, file transfers, etc. and then pass it along for storage.

That means they are taking all that data off the fiber optic lines at 20 main convergence points in the US, collecting almost all of the Internet traffic passing through the US. This gets them pretty much control over the digital world.”

In a perfect world there would not be government agents spying on you. And you’d be able to go about your daily life without worrying about someone reading your emails or text messages.

But we are not living in a perfect world, and thus you can always expect the government to do what they have always done throughout history; they lie, they steal, they kill, they spy, and they always strive for more power and more control.

The bottom line is; when it comes to your freedom of integrity and privacy, the government cannot give it to you.

Because your freedom is not theirs to give.

It belongs to you and you alone.

If you want it back, you must take it for yourself.

I’d like to help you do that.

These are important steps. Please, share this with your friends and family.

Now let’s take back your privacy.

To your freedom,
Simon Black
Founder and CEO, Sovereign Research

Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS)
= The first rule of protecting your privacy online and offline

If a solution or software is too complicated, chances are you won’t use it, and what good is it then?

That’s why I only write about simple solutions; the software, the services, and the solutions that you actually can use on a daily basis without wanting to pull your hair out.

It’s important to know what NOT to do, but also how to surf, email, chat, talk, store data, and buy stuff, securely and privately.

Knowing all this will make it quite a bit harder for the NSA to spy on you and map your life.

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