Friday, June 14, 2013

Ronald Bailey: How to Digitally Hide From Your Government

Ronald Bailey: How to Digitally Hide From Your Government:
EncryptionWe all know now that U.S. intelligence
agencies have deployed a massive digital dragnet that has scooped
up and stored vast quantities of information that, among other
things, records who, when, where, and how long Americans talk to
each other. “You can shout Big Brother or program run amok, but if
you actually look at the details, I think we’ve struck the right
balance,” said President Barack Obama after the secret government
digital snooping was leaked. On the other hand, Reason
Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey looks into ways that you can
cover your digital tracks—just in case you harbor some small doubts
that your government has struck the right balance between its power
and your liberty.
View this article.