Recent #surveillance posts:

  • Massive Piracy Network Tied To Best Buy & Staples Exposed For Secretly Sending Your Data To China https://youtube.com/watch?v=56QM4GH8XXg #china #surveillance #piracy #cultureoftheft #aaronmate #donaldbest #bestbuy #staples #canadacomputers #londondrugs #interviews

  • Snowden says don't use Wifi, I explain why https://youtube.com/watch?v=KXEe2kqiYIM Snowden said this week: "I wouldn't use WiFi at home, because global maps of every wireless access point's unique ID—including yours—are free and constantly updated. I would use ethernet; yes, ethernet on a phone." Using ethernet on your phone? I explain why you shouldn't turn your wifi router on, and why you shouldn't turn your phone into a hotspot. It's shocking how unsafe it makes your location. Resources from the video: USB-C to ethernet adapter: https://amzn.to/2lOVBoy Lightening to ethernet adapter: https://amzn.to/2nWyNns Wigle.net provides an amazing resource for WiFi mapping. They also respect the privacy of anyone who requests their information to be removed from the database. To have records of your access point removed from their database send an email to: WiGLE-admin[at]WiGLE.net (please include BSSID (MAC) in removal requests). Also, append the tag ‘_nomap’ or ‘_optout’ to your SSID to stop other website tracking your location. #privacy #surveillance #opsec #snowden #wifi

  • Everything you need to know about Snowden's book "Permanent Record", and why he's being sued for it https://youtube.com/watch?v=bd900ZsYlx4 Snowden's new book "Permanent Record" is a brilliantly insightful commentary on the state of the world. It's a chilling examination of the current global surveillance apparatus that he helped to build, and a nostalgic look at the early internet and everything that we've lost since then. I go over my favorite passages, and my biggest takeaways from the book. Also, visit the organization Snowden is President of: https://freedom.press/ 1:17 - why the book is important, Snowden's philosophical view, why we might not want to trust what the government tells us 3:28 - bitcoin, today's crash, DOJ suit will "be good for bitcoin", Snowden's bitcoin usage (more in this interview with Snowden here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDydB3z-6Y0 ), how private is bitcoin? 6:44 - this book will be good for bitcoin, why the govt wants to ban the book, how to donate crypto to Snowden, learning about encryption and privacy techniques at Snowden's organization visit https://freedom.press/ 9:22 - encryption is important (for everything, not just money), how the internet functions (different protocols), why you shouldn't use credit cards or bank cards: use cash and hard money 12:52 - First thoughts on book - I went from thinking sovereignty of money was the most important thing we can do as a society, to realizing that maintaining privacy was just as important -- not just for ourselves, but to protect everyone 15:54 - Our superficial understanding of surveillance and how it goes much deeper than we realize. We understand PRISM intellectually since 2013, but the scope of surveillance outlined in this book is mind boggling. Every single phone call, email, photo, conversation had close to a microphone, thing typed on a keyboard (even if never searched for) is recorded and stored FOREVER in a permanent record and this information is accessible and easily searchable by huge numbers of NSA workers who have "the keys to the kingdom" with almost no oversight, and no prosecution for breaking the law and searching our private histories (because to charge these people would be to admit these illegal govt programs exist). Google created an index so this database can be easily searched, pulling up recordings and even screen recordings of your computer/phone. 27:48 - the solution is encryption. "Deleting" things doesn't delete them. Encrypt, don't delete. Rely on yourself, don't rely on a broken system to fix the problem they created. 30:15 - history of the cypherpunks. They knew cryptography was the answer. What happened since? How was the early internet different from today? "To this day, I consider the 1990s online to have been the most pleasant and successful anarchy I've ever experienced." 36:05 - Move from early internet of freedom to current internet where online identity is inextricably linked to real identity. How it creates a more polarized society. How a permanent record hurts children growing up in the digital age, and enforces "fidelity to memory, identarian consistency, and ideological conformity" 43:00 - difference between your country and the state. The deep state is not the underground cabal we expect. We're in the Orwellian nightmare we always dreaded, we just haven't figured it out yet because it's comfortable. 47:50 - We need to face the fact that we're in an Orwellian surveillance state, reject the idea that "it's not that bad" because it's already sinister and going to get progressively worse for our children, and start taking individual responsibility and make informed choices. Snowden's first encounter with "the chain of command" and "proper channels", and how these failed him because our system is broken. 53:33 - Why the system is designed to never allow change, why our democracy currently isn't work, and those in power are disincentivized to change regardless of the opinions of the majority. "Getting its rules changed to serve the interests of the majority would involve persuading the rule makers to put themselves at a purposeful disadvantage ... the people who create the rules have no incentive to act against themselves." Recommended Books: Permanent Record - Edward Snowden https://amzn.to/305negc What has the government done to our money - Rothbard https://amzn.to/2KMzmcu Naomi's Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy! Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076 Faraday bag wallet (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, and phone) https://amzn.to/2SUkPhu Data Blocker (if you're charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred) https://amzn.to/2SVh0J2 Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe!) https://amzn.to/2SXYHmf Phone privacy screen (don't let people in public see your private data) https://amzn.to/2YyJMnH #snowden #surveillance #privacy

  • 5 EASY security tips to protect your privacy https://youtube.com/watch?v=oIg9BUFQ7dg Staying safe on your phone or computer is difficult. Too often, the choices we make actually compromise our privacy. Here are 5 easy steps you can take to actively take back control of your privacy. #privacy #surveillance #digital #security #hack

  • Does your wallet leak your information? https://youtube.com/watch?v=Ey6dwywljXI It's shocking how much information about your finances can be leaked depending of what kind of crypto wallet you have. Josh Ellithorpe, senior software engineer at Coinbase, talks about the different kinds of non-custodial wallets, what you need to be careful of, and what you can do to protect your privacy. #bitcoin #blockchain #privacy #surveillance #wallet

  • Cash bans: the shocking things hidden in the bill https://youtube.com/watch?v=AgYwFekUef8 I chat with Andrew Thaler about the cash bans going on around the world, and the shocking things snuck into the Australian Cash ban bill that no one is talking about. Cash Ban exposure draft page https://www.treasury.gov.au/consultation/c2019-t395788 Section 7 politician exemption. https://www.treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-07/Exposure%20draft%20-%20Currency%20%28Restrictions%20on%20the%20Use%20of%20Cash%29%20Bill%202019.pdf Digital current ‘definition’ https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00011 #bitcoin #surveillance #regulation #cashban #privacy

  • Hong Kong accelerates crypto use, Iranian sanctions stop flood support, and more! https://youtube.com/watch?v=fiCeaNCc8g8 The weekly crypto recap, where we go over all the breaking news in crypto. 3:52 Hong Kong accelerates Crypto usage as tensions there escalate 12:09 Tether volume at an all time high, in part because of popularity in China where usage of bitcoin as a currency is illegal, and because tether provides an alternative to the closed on/off ramps between fiat and crypto 18:53 China's new digital currency: the push back against alipay and libra 32:54 Portugal: Trading and payments in crypto are tax free, as well as income earned in crypto! The new crypto tax haven? 37:16 Sanctions in Iran stop flood relief effects, so crypto comes to the rescue 41:47 Analysis from Chainalysis report says coin mixers primarily used just for privacy, and only 8% of mixed crypto has been tied to illicit activity 43:25 CSW ordered to hand over half his crypto and have his patents held at time of 2014, judge cites falsified documents and not answering questions in good faith as a reason for ruling in favor of Kleiman This week I'm joined by Desi-Rae #bitcoin #blockchain #news #surveillance #crypto

  • What's the most private way to buy things online? https://youtube.com/watch?v=61q0vXAtU9E Haven is the new app for Open Bazaar. A decentralized marketplace. Your information doesn't get shared or collected or stored in the cloud. It stays right in your phone, and your transactions are all peer-to-peer. So many people talk about how much they don't like platforms like facebook and amazon taking their data. It's time we supported applications that are protecting our data and our privacy. Check out Haven and set up a store, and let me know the address of your store so that I can post it in my video description! #decentralize #privacy #openbazaar #surveillance #crypto

  • Snowden: Privacy and Bitcoin, at Bitcoin 2019 Conference https://youtube.com/watch?v=UDydB3z-6Y0 It was an incredible honor for me to introduce Snowden at Bitcoin 2019 this year. He was the most wonderful speaker, and focused on privacy in his talk: the importance of privacy, the difficulty of achieving it, and how "lack of privacy is an existential threat to bitcoin." He also encouraged everyone in the interest of privacy to deny that they own any Bitcoin. Thank you so much for sharing your time with us, Snowden. #bitcoin #privacy #snowden #surveillance #blockchain

  • Happy Birthday Edward Snowden! https://youtube.com/watch?v=W5tQb4L2xxc "The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards. I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things... I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under." - Edward Snowden Today is Edward Snowden's birthday. At Porcfest Jeffrey Tucker organized for everyone to sing happy birthday to Edward Snowden, and then we celebrated with cake. "There have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. Sometimes to do the right thing you have to break the law." - Edward Snowden Music: YTcracker - I Did It My Way, check out his stuff, he's the greatest #snowden #surveillance #porcfest #censorship

  • The Dangers of Wall St and Government: Crypto Lark Interview https://youtube.com/watch?v=S9q52xcRLiA The Crypto Lark interviewed me on his channel, here is part 1 of the interview where we talk about Institutional Investment and whether it's a Trojan Horse. Part 2 of the interview coming soon! Subscribe to The Crypto Lark here: https://www.youtube.com/user/larksongbird01 #bitcoin #crypto #blockchain #regulation #surveillance

  • What is a Cypherpunk? With Peter Todd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_Gtz2GZZgg Applied Cryptography Consultant Peter Todd chats with CypherStreet's Naomi Brockwell about where the term "CypherPunk" came from, and how it might apply to people in Bitcoin today. Please check out more videos like this from Bruce Fenton and me on the new channel "CypherStreet": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgLTYAZOR_giv_KGmSSoTMw #cypherpunk #code #crypto #bitcoin #surveillance

  • Can bitcoin and regulation coexist? https://youtube.com/watch?v=VNgK627yTHU Recently I was invited to speak at the Center for Free Enterprise at the University of Louisville, and so I thought that it would be a great place for crypto attorney Sasha Hodder and myself to discuss the beginnings of bitcoin and the current regulatory environment. I see the framework of the discussion as Bitcoin vs Govt, and would love to know what you think of the issue! Huge thank you to the Center for Free Enterprise for having us, we had such a wonderful time! #bitcoin #blockchain #regulation #government #surveillance