We must never allow governments to restrict the internet or to erode freedom and democracy, especially after 'Sept 11th' and other world events.
Is this a covert stegographic image containing plans for a terrorist attack on the White House, or is it two dangerous dictators smugly thinking they've got away with imposing more restrictions on public freedom and privacy in the past year, than in the entire history of mankind....??
I will always fight for free speech online, personal privacy and secure encryption methods. If you would like help on installing PGP, defeating government restrictions on free speech and privacy, or any other matters of personal security, please feel free to contact me.
I also seek to promote free speech and oppose government moves to restrict personal privacy. My GnuPG public key is available here.
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety,
deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
We must plan for freedom, and not only for security,
if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.
Sir Karl Popper
Sed quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?
(Who will watch the Watchmen?)
Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347. circa 128 AD
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Visit my Crypto page of resources and links to other sites giving details on various encryption methods and cryptography techniques. Useful to bookmark as a handy resource library.
For security information and details on how to make your computer safe from hackers and scam artists, please visit my Security page.
View my Privacy page for another collection of links and resources, mainly aimed at helping people to retain their privacy by encouraging the use of strong encryption for the transmission of email messages and confidential data. I've also linked to some introductory articles on installing and using PGP & Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG).
I've collated a valuable list of FREE software downloads.
Links to groups who are fighting for privacy, freedom and democracy.
If you have access to Usenet, there are several newsgroups dedicated to privacy and cryptography issues. The following might be worth a look at;
- alt.privacy - Low traffic newsgroup about privacy issues, mainly press releases, but does contain chat.
- alt.security.pgp - Alternative newsgroup for discussion on Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
- comp.security.announce - Low traffic newsgroup on security announcements.
- comp.security.pgp.announce - Low traffic newsgroup for PGP announcements.
- sci.crypt - Quite a technical newsgroup for discussing the mathematics and theory of cryptographic topics. (reasonably high traffic)
- uk.politics.censorship - UK based newsgroup discussing censorship in the press and political issues. (very low traffic)