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150 ways to take back your privacy from the evil gatekeepers

Privacy is a hot-button issue nowadays, and it should be. Information bloodsuckers like Facebook and Google are having a heyday selling your browsing habits to the highest bidder day in and day out. The truth is that’s really how these companies make their money. In case you didn’t know, as soon as you connect to the internet and visit your favorite site you’re virtually getting raped by hundreds of corporate vampires who want to suck every last bit of personal information out of you.

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Luckily, there’s a way to stop this. No, you don’t have to get off the internet altogether (although that’s not a bad idea) but what you do need to do is start taking your privacy seriously. Listed below are 150 great tools (courtesy of privacytools.io) everyone should try to integrate into their online habits. Most of these tools are free and easy to set up. And after reading my list if you feel I’ve missed something, I ask that you leave any recommendations or reviews in the comment section for all readers to see. As a disclaimer, I’m not receiving financial compensation from any of these companies. I’m merely interested in ‘sticking it’ to the information whores that have no respect for your privacy and do not compensate you for exploiting it.

PRIVACY LOVING EMAIL PROVIDERS

Protonmail.com

Disroot.org

Tutanota.com

Mailfence.com

Mailbox.org

Posteo.de

Runbox.com

Neonmailbox.com

Startmail.com

Kolabnow.com

Interesting Email Providers Under Development

Confidant Mail – An open-source non-SMTP cryptographic email system optimized for large file attachments. It is a secure and spam-resistant alternative to regular email and online file drop services. It uses GNU Privacy Guard

(GPG) for content encryption and authentication, and TLS 1.2 with ephemeral keys for transport encryption.

Become Your Own Email Provider with Mail-in-a-Box

Take it a step further and get control of your email with this easy-to-deploy mail server in a box. Mail-in-a-Box lets you become your own mail service provider in a few easy steps. It’s sort of like making your own gmail, but one you control from top to bottom. Technically, Mail-in-a-Box turns a fresh cloud computer into a working mail server. But you don’t need to be a technology expert to set it up.

Privacy Email Tools

gpg4usb – A very easy to use and small portable editor to encrypt and decrypt any text-message or -file. For Windows and Linux. GPG tutorial.

Mailvelope – A browser extension that enables the exchange of encrypted emails following the OpenPGP encryption standard.

Enigmail – A security extension to Thunderbird and Seamonkey. It enables you to write and receive email messages signed and/or encrypted with the OpenPGP standard.

TorBirdy – This extension configures Thunderbird to make connections over the Tor anonymity network.

Email Privacy Tester – This tool will send an Email to your address and perform privacy related tests.

EMAIL CLIENTS

Thunderbird – Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform email, news, and chat client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Thunderbird is an email, newsgroup, news feed, and chat (XMPP, IRC, Twitter) client.

Claws Mail is a free and open source, GTK+-based email and news client. It offers easy configuration and an abundance of features. It is included with Gpg4win, an encryption suite for Windows.

K-9 Mail – An independent mail application for Android. It supports both POP3 and IMAP mailboxes, but only supports push mail for IMAP.

GNU Privacy Guard – Email Encryption. GnuPG is a GPL Licensed alternative to the PGP suite of cryptographic software. Tutorial. Use GPGTools for Mac OS X.<

Mailpile (Beta) – A modern, fast web-mail client with user-friendly encryption and privacy features.

EMAIL ALTERNATIVES

I2P-Bote is a fully decentralized and distributed email system. It supports different identities and does not expose email headers. Currently (2015), it is still in beta version and can be accessed via its web application interface or IMAP and SMTP. All bote-mails are transparently end-to-end encrypted and, optionally, signed by the sender’s private key.

Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities. It uses strong authentication which means that the sender of a message cannot be spoofed, and it aims to hide “non-content” data.

Retroshare creates encrypted connections to your friends. Nobody can spy on you. Retroshare is completely decentralized. This means there are no central servers. It is entirely Open-Source and free. There are no costs, no ads and no Terms of Service.

PRIVACY LOVING BROWSERS

Tor Browser is your choice if you need an extra layer of anonymity. It’s a modified version of Firefox, it comes with pre-installed privacy add-ons, encryption and an advanced proxy.

Brave the new open source browser automatically blocks ads and trackers, making it faster and safer than your current browser. Brave is based on Chromium.

Firefox is fast, reliable, open source and respects your privacy.

Configure these add ons and make your Firefox browser even safer.

ixquick.eu – Returns the top results from multiple search engines. Based in the Netherlands.

Stop Tracking with “Privacy Badger”<

Block Ads and Trackers with “uBlock Origin”

Automatically Delete Cookies with “Cookie AutoDelete”

Encryption with “HTTPS Everywhere”<

Block Content Delivery Networks with “Decentraleyes”

Stop cross-site requests with “uMatrix”<

Be in total control with “NoScript Security Suite”

PRIVACY LOVING SEARCH ENGINES

searx – An open source metasearch engine, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users. No logs, no ads and no tracking.

StartPage – Google search results, with complete privacy protection. Behind StartPage is an european company that has been obsessive about privacy since 2006.

DuckDuckGo – The search engine that doesn’t track you. Some of DuckDuckGo’s code is free software hosted at GitHub, but the core is proprietary. The company is based in the USA

findx – Open Source. No logging. No tracking. Transparent algorithms. Hosted in Europe.

Qwant – Qwant’s philosophy is based on two principles: no user tracking and no filter bubble. Qwant was launched in France in February 2013. Privacy Policy.

MetaGer – An open source metasearch engine, which is based in Germany. It focuses on protecting the user’s privacy.

VPN’S

AirVPN.org

AzireVPN.com

blackVPN.com

Cryptostorm.is

EarthVPN.com

ExpressVPN.com

FrootVPN.com

hide.me

IVPN.net

Mullvad.net

NordVPN.com

OVPN.com

Perfect-Privacy.com

ProtonVPN.com

Proxy.sh

Trust.Zone

VPN.ht

VPNTunnel.com

PLEASE NOTE: Using a VPN will not make you anonymous. But it will give you a better privacy. A VPN is not a tool for illegal activities. Don’t rely on a “no log” policy to save you. Nothing is ANONYMOUS!

ENCRYPTED VIDEO & VOICE MESSENGER

Signal is a mobile app developed by Open Whisper Systems. The app provides instant messaging, as well as voice and video calling. All communications are end-to-end encrypted. Signal is free and open source, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code. The development team is supported by community donations and grants. There are no advertisements, and it doesn’t cost anything to use.

Wire is an app developed by Wire Swiss GmbH. The Wire app allows users to exchange end-to-end encrypted instant messages, as well as make voice and video calls. Wire is free and open source, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code. The development team is backed by Iconical and they will monetize in the future with premium features/services.

Caution: The company keeps a list of all the users you contact until you delete your account.

Linphone is an open source SIP Phone and a free voice over IP service, available on mobile and desktop environments and on web browsers. It supports ZRTP for end-to-end encrypted voice and video communication

Jitsi – Jitsi is a free and open source multiplatform voice (VoIP), videoconferencing and instant messaging application.

Tox – A free and open-source, peer-to-peer, encrypted instant messaging and video calling software.

Ring (formerly SFLphone) – Gives you a full control over your communications and an unmatched level of privacy.

FILE SHARING

OnionShare is an open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size. It works by starting a web server, making it accessible as a Tor onion service, and generating an unguessable URL to access and download the files. It doesn’t require setting up a server on the internet somewhere or using a third party filesharing service. You host the file on your own computer and use a Tor onion service to make it temporarily accessible over the internet.

Magic Wormhole – Get things from one computer to another, safely. This package provides a library and a command-line tool named wormhole, which makes it possible to get arbitrary-sized files and directories (or short pieces of text) from one computer to another. The two endpoints are identified by using identical “wormhole codes”: in general, the sending machine generates and displays the code, which must then be typed into the receiving machine. The codes are short and human-pronounceable, using a phonetically-distinct wordlist. The receiving side offers tab-completion on the codewords, so usually only a few characters must be typed. Wormhole codes are single-use and do not need to be memorized.

ENCRYPTED CLOUD STORAGE SERVICES

If you are currently using Cloud Storage Services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Apple iCloud you should pick an alternative here.

Seafile offers 100 GB Storage for $10/month but also gives you the opportunity to host on your own server. Your data is stored in Germany or with Amazon Web Service in the US for the cloud version. Encrypt files with your own password.

If you are currently using Cloud Storage Services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Apple iCloud you should pick an alternative here

Seafile offers 100 GB Storage for $10/month but also gives you the opportunity to host on your own server. Your data is stored in Germany or with Amazon Web Service in the US for the cloud version. Encrypt files with your own password.

Nextcloud – Similar functionally to the widely used Dropbox, with the difference being that Nextcloud is free and open-source, and thereby allowing anyone to install and operate it without charge on a private server, with no limits on storage space or the number of connected clients.<

Least Authority S4 – S4 (Simple Secure Storage Service) is Least Authority’s verifiably secure off-site backup system for individuals and businesses. 100% client-side encryption and open source transparency. 250GB for $9.95/month or 5TB for $25.95/month. Servers are hosted with Amazon S3 in the US.

Muonium – Free encrypted cloud storage for your files.

SELF-HOSTED CLOUD SERVER SOFTWARE

If you are currently using a Cloud Storage Services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Apple iCloud you should think about hosting it on your own.

Seafile is a file hosting software system. Files are stored on a central server and can by synchronized with personal computers and mobile devices via the Seafile client. Files can also be accessed via the server’s web interface.

Pydio is open source software that turns instantly any server (on premise, NAS, cloud IaaS or PaaS) into a file sharing platform for your company. It is an alternative to SaaS Boxes and Drives, with more control, safety and privacy, and favorable TCOs.

Tahoe-LAFS is a Free and Open decentralized cloud storage system. It distributes your data across multiple servers. Even if some of the servers fail or are taken over by an attacker, the entire file store continues to function correctly, preserving your privacy and security.

Nextcloud – Free and open-source, allows anyone to install and operate it for free on a private server, with no limits on storage space or the number of connected clients.

Muonium – Free encrypted cloud storage for your files.

SECURE FILE SYNC SOFTWARE

SparkleShare – creates a special folder on your computer. You can add remotely hosted folders (or “projects”) to this folder. These projects will be automatically kept in sync with both the host and all of your peers when someone adds, removes or edits a file.

Syncany – allows users to backup and share certain folders of their workstations using any kind of storage. Syncany is open-source and provides data encryption and incredible flexibility in terms of storage type and provider. Files are encrypted before uploading.

Syncthing – replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it’s transmitted over the Internet.

git-annex – Allows managing files with git, without checking the file contents into git. While that may seem paradoxical, it is useful when dealing with files larger than git can currently easily handle, whether due to limitations in memory, time, or disk space.

If you are currently using a Cloud Storage Services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Apple iCloud you should think about hosting it on your own.

Seafile is a file hosting software system. Files are stored on a central server and can by synchronized with personal computers and mobile devices via the Seafile client. Files can also be accessed via the server’s web interface.

Pydio is open source software that turns instantly any server (on premise, NAS, cloud IaaS or PaaS) into a file sharing platform for your company. It is an alternative to SaaS Boxes and Drives, with more control, safety and privacy, and favorable TCOs.

Tahoe-LAFS is a Free and Open decentralized cloud storage system. It distributes your data across multiple servers. Even if some of the servers fail or are taken over by an attacker, the entire file store continues to function correctly, preserving your privacy and security.

Nextcloud – Free and open-source, allows anyone to install and operate it for free on a private server, with no limits on storage space or the number of connected clients.

Muonium – Free encrypted cloud storage for your files.

PASSWORD MANAGER SOFTWARE

If you are currently using a password manager software like 1Password, LastPass, Roboform or iCloud Keychain you should pick an alternative here.

Master Password is based on an ingenious password generation algorithm that guarantees your passwords can never be lost. Its passwords aren’t stored: they are generated on-demand from your name, the site and your master password. No syncing, backups or internet access needed.

KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. All passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known: AES and Twofish. See also: KeePassX (not regularly updated) and KeePassXCLessPass is a free and open source password manager that generates unique passwords for websites, email accounts, or anything else based on a master password and information you know. No sync needed. Uses PBKDF2 and SHA-256. It’s advised to use the browser addons for more security.

Secure Password Generator – generates a unique set of custom, high quality, cryptographic-strength password strings which are safe for you to use.

SuperGenPass – A master password and the domain name of the Web site you are visiting is used as the “seed” for a one-way hash algorithm (base-64 MD5). The output of this algorithm is your generated password. You remember one password (your “master password”), and SGP uses it to generate unique, complex passwords for the Web sites you visit. Your generated passwords are never stored or transmitted, so you can use SGP on as many computers as you like without having to “sync” anything.

Password Safe – Whether the answer is one or hundreds, Password Safe allows you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted user name/password list. With Password Safe all you have to do is create and remember a single “Master Password” of your choice in order to unlock and access your entire user name/password list.

CALENDAR AND CONTACTS SYNC

If you are currently using a calendar and or contacts synchronization service like Google Sync or iCloud you should pick an alternative here.

NextCloud is a suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. This includes calendar sync via CalDAV and contacts sync via CardDAV. Nextcloud is free and open-source, thereby allowing anyone to install and operate it without charge on a private server.

EteSync is a secure, end-to-end encrypted and journaled personal information (e.g. contacts and calendar) cloud synchronization and backup for Android and any OS that supports CalDAV/CardDAV. It costs $14 per year to use, or you can host the server yourself for free.

fruux – a unified contacts/calendaring system that works across platforms and devices.

Flock – a discontinued calendar and contacts sync service by Open Whisper Systems. Despite being shut down the source code is still available on GitHub.

cloud backups – consider regularly exporting your calendar and or contacts and backing them up on a separate storage drive or uploading them to cloud storage (ideally after encrypting them).

FILE ENCRYPTION SOFTWARE

If you are currently not using encryption software for your hard disk, emails or file archives you should pick an encryption software here.

VeraCrypt is a source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption. It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or the entire storage device with pre-boot authentication. VeraCrypt is a fork of the discontinued TrueCrypt project. It was initially released on June 22, 2013. According to its developers, security improvements have been implemented and issues raised by the initial TrueCrypt code audit have been addressed.

GnuPG is a GPL Licensed alternative to the PGP suite of cryptographic software. GnuPG is compliant with RFC 4880, which is the current IETF standards track specification of OpenPGP. Current versions of PGP (and Veridis’ Filecrypt) are interoperable with GnuPG and other OpenPGP-compliant systems. GnuPG is a part of the Free Software Foundation’s GNU software project, and has received major funding from the German government. GPGTools for Mac OS X.

PeaZip is a free and open-source file manager and file archiver made by Giorgio Tani. It supports its native PEA archive format (featuring compression, multi volume split and flexible authenticated encryption and integrity check schemes) and other mainstream formats, with special focus on handling open formats. It supports 181 file extensions (as of version 5.5.1).

Mac alternative: Keka is a free file archiver.

Cryptomator – Free client-side AES encryption for your cloud files. Open source software: No backdoors, no registration.

miniLock – Browser plugin for Google Chrome / Chromium to encrypt files using a secret passphrase. Easy to use. From the developer of Cryptocat.

AES Crypt – Using a powerful 256-bit encryption algorithm, AES Crypt can safely secure your most sensitive files. For Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

DiskCryptor – A full disk and partition encryption system for Windows including the ability to encrypt the partition and disk on which the OS is installed.

Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) – A full disk encryption system for Linux using dm-crypt as the disk encryption backend. Included by default in Ubuntu. Available for Windows and Linux.

SELF-CONTAINED NETWORKS

If you are currently browsing the Clearnet and you want to access the Dark web this section is for you.

The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor’s users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool.

The Invisible Internet Project (I2P) is a computer network layer that allows applications to send messages to each other pseudonymously and securely. Uses include anonymous Web surfing, chatting, blogging and file transfers. The software that implements this layer is called an I2P router and a computer running I2P is called an I2P node. The software is free and open source and is published under multiple licenses.

Freenet is a peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant communication. It uses a decentralized distributed data store to keep and deliver information, and has a suite of free software for publishing and communicating on the Web without fear of censorship. Both Freenet and some of its associated tools were originally designed by Ian Clarke, who defined Freenet’s goal as providing freedom of speech on the Internet with strong anonymity protection.

ZeroNet – Open, free and uncensorable websites, using Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent network.

RetroShare – Open Source cross-platform, Friend-2-Friend and secure decentralised communication platform.

GNUnet – GNUnet provides a strong foundation of free software for a global, distributed network that provides security and privacy.

IPFS – A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open. (important privacy warning)

DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM (DNS)

Njalla only needs your email or an jabber address in order to register a domain name for you. Created by people from The Pirate Bay and IPredator VPN. Accepted Payments: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, DASH, Bitcoin Cash and PayPal. A privacy-aware domain registration service.

DNSCrypt A protocol for securing communications between a client and a DNS resolver. The DNSCrypt protocol uses high-speed high-security elliptic-curve cryptography and is very similar to DNSCurve, but focuses on securing communications between a client and its first-level resolver.

OpenNIC is an alternate network information center/alternative DNS root which lists itself as an alternative to ICANN and its registries. Like all alternative root DNS systems, OpenNIC-hosted domains are unreachable to the vast majority of the Internet. Only specific configuration in one’s DNS resolver makes these reachable, and very few Internet service providers have this configuration.

NoTrack – A network-wide DNS server which blocks Tracking sites. Currently works in Debian and Ubuntu.

Namecoin – A decentralized DNS open source information registration and transfer system based on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

DIGITAL NOTEBOOK

If you are currently using an application like Evernote, Google Keep or Microsoft OneNote you should pick an alternative here.

Laverna is a JavaScript note-taking web application with a Markdown editor and encryption support. The application stores all your notes in your browser databases, which is good for security and privacy reasons, because only you have access.

Turtl lets you take notes, bookmark websites, and store documents for sensitive projects. From sharing passwords with your coworkers to tracking research on an article you’re writing, Turtl keeps it all safe from everyone but you and those you share with.

Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app that makes your notes easy and available everywhere you are. Features end-to-end encryption on every platform, and a powerful desktop experience with themes and custom editors.

Paperwork – Open source and self-hosted solution. For PHP / MySQL servers.

Org-mode – A major mode for GNU Emacs. Org-mode is for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system.

PASTE SERVICES

Ghostbin supports encryption, expiration, sessions, grant users to edit your notes and pastes up to one megabyte. You can also create your own account to keep track of your pastes.

PrivateBin is a minimalist, open source online pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of pasted data. Data is encrypted/decrypted in the browser using 256bit AES.

0bin is a client side encrypted pastebin that can run without a database. 0bin allows anybody to host a pastebin while welcoming any type of content to be pasted in it.

disroot.org – Free privacy friendly service that offers PrivateBin and other applications.

hastebin.com – Haste is an open-source pastebin software written in node.js, which is easily installable in any network.

PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS

Etherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time. Etherpad allows you to edit documents collaboratively in real-time, much like a live multi-player editor that runs in your browser. Write articles, press releases, to-do lists, etc.

Write.as is a cross-platform, privacy-oriented blogging platform. It’s anonymous by default, letting you publish without signing up. If you create an account, it doesn’t require any personal information. No ads, distraction-free, and built on a sustainable business model.

ProtectedText is an open source web application. It encrypts and decrypts text in the browser, and password (or its hash) is never sent to the server – so that text can’t be decrypted even if requested by authorities. No cookies, no sessions, no registration, no users tracking.

EtherCalc – EtherCalc is a web spreadsheet. Data is saved on the web, and people can edit the same document at the same time. Changes are instantly reflected on all screens. Work together on inventories, survey forms, list management, brainstorming sessions.

disroot.org – Free privacy friendly service that offers Etherpad, EtherCalc and PrivateBin.

dudle – An online scheduling application, which is free and OpenSource. Schedule meetings or make small online polls. No email collection or the need of registration.

PC OPERATING SYSTEMS

If you are currently using a operating system like Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X you should pick an alternative here.

Qubes is an open-source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing. Qubes is based on Xen, the X Window System, and Linux, and can run most Linux applications and utilize most of the Linux drivers.

Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system and a Linux distribution that is composed entirely of free and open-source software, most of which is under the GNU General Public License, and packaged by a group of individuals known as the Debian project.

Trisquel is a Linux-based operating system derived from Ubuntu. The project aims for a fully free software system without proprietary software or firmware and uses Linux-libre, a version of the Linux kernel with the non-free code (binary blobs) removed.

OpenBSD – A project that produces a free, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Emphasizes portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.

Arch Linux – A simple, lightweight Linux distribution. It is composed predominantly of free and open-source software, and supports community involvement.

Parabola is a completely open source version of Arch Linux.

Whonix – A Debian GNU/Linux based security-focused Linux distribution. It aims to provide privacy, security and anonymity on the internet. The operating system consists of two virtual machines, a “Workstation” and a Tor “Gateway”. All communication are forced through the Tor network to accomplish this.

Subgraph OS – Another Debian based Linux distribution, it features security hardening which makes it more resistant to security vulnerabilities. Subgraph runs many desktop applications in a security sandbox to limit their risk in case of compromise. By default, it anonymizes Internet traffic by sending it through the Tor network. Note: It is still in alpha, and much testing and bug fixing still has to be done.

LIVE CD OPERATING SYSTEMS

Tails is a live operating system, that starts on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving privacy and anonymity, and helps to: Use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; Internet connections go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt files, emails and instant messaging.

Knoppix is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB flash drive (Live USB), one of the first of its kind for any operating system. When starting a program, it is loaded from the removable medium and decompressed into a RAM drive. The decompression is transparent and on-the-fly.

Puppy Linux operating system is a lightweight Linux distribution that focuses on ease of use and minimal memory footprint. The entire system can be run from RAM with current versions generally taking up about 210 MB, allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system has started.

Tiny Core Linux – A minimal Linux operating system focusing on providing a base system using BusyBox and FLTK. The distribution is notable for its size (15 MB) and minimalism, with additional functionality provided by extensions.

MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEMS

Even though the source code of the following OS is provided, installing Google Apps may compromise your setup. The MicroG project can serve as a FLOSS replacement, depending on your threat model.

LineageOS is a free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablets, based on the official releases of Android by Google. It is the continuation of the CyanogenMod project.

CopperheadOS is a hardened mobile open-source operating system by Copperhead Security and based on Android. It aims to provide stronger security and privacy. It also contains a hardened kernel and sandbox features for app isolation. Available for select Pixel and Nexus devices.

Sailfish OS is a mobile operating system combining the Linux kernel for a particular hardware platform use, the open-source Mer core middleware, a proprietary UI contributed by Jolla, and other third-party components.

Replicant – An open-source operating system based on Android, aiming to replace all proprietary components with free software.

OmniROM – A free software operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform.

MicroG – A project that aims to reimplement the proprietary Google Play Services in the Android operating sytem with a FLOSS replacement.

OPEN SOURCE ROUTER FIRMWARE

OpenWrt is an operating system (in particular, an embedded operating system) based on the Linux kernel, primarily used on embedded devices to route network traffic. The main components are the Linux kernel, util-linux, uClibc and BusyBox. All components have been optimized for size, to be small enough for fitting into the limited storage and memory available in home routers.

pfSense is an open source firewall/router computer software distribution based on FreeBSD. It is installed on a computer to make a dedicated firewall/router for a network and is noted for its reliability and offering features often only found in expensive commercial firewalls. pfSense is commonly deployed as a perimeter firewall, router, wireless access point, DHCP server, DNS server, and as a VPN endpoint.

LibreWRT is a GNU/Linux-libre distribution for computers with minimal resources, such as the Ben Nanonote, ath9k based wifi routers, and other hardware that respects your freedom with emphasis on free software. It is used by the Free Software Foundation on their access point and router which provides network connectivity to portable computers in their office.

OpenBSD – A project that produces a free, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Emphasizes portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.

DD-WRT – A is Linux-based firmware for wireless routers and wireless access points. It is compatible with several models of routers and access points.

RECOMMENDED PRIVACY RESOURCES

Surveillance Self-Defense by EFF – Guide to defending yourself from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.

The Crypto Paper – Privacy, Security and Anonymity for Every Internet User.

Email Self-Defense by FSF – A guide to fighting surveillance with GnuPG encryption.

The Ultimate Privacy Guide – Excellent privacy guide written by the creators of the bestVPN.com website.

IVPN Privacy Guides – These privacy guides explain how to obtain vastly greater freedom, privacy and anonymity through compartmentalization and isolation.

The Ultimate Guide to Online Privacy – Comprehensive “Ninja Privacy Tips” and 150+ tools.

ipleak.net – IP/DNS Detect – What is your IP, what is your DNS, what informations you send to websites.

The ultimate Online Privacy Test Resource List – A collection of Internet sites that check whether your web browser leaks information.

PRISM Break – We all have a right to privacy, which you can exercise today by encrypting your communications and ending your reliance on proprietary services.

Security in-a-Box – A guide to digital security for activists and human rights defenders throughout the world.

AlternativeTo.net – Great collection of open source online and self-hosted software sorted by likes.

SecureDrop – An open-source whistleblower submission system that media organizations can use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. It was originally created by the late Aaron Swartz and is currently managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Reset The Net – Privacy Pack – Help fight to end mass surveillance. Get these tools to protect yourself and your friends.

Security First – Umbrella is an Android app that provides all the advice needed to operate safely in a hostile environment.

Block Cloudflare MiTM Attack – Firefox add-on to detect and block corporate MITM attack.

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Russia has created its own Internet for use in times of war

Russian Federation continues to develop internal resources such as its own internet to allow the country to stand on its own in any catastrophe, including wartime

The Internet we know today had its beginnings as ARPANET, and it was the creation of the Defense Department in the United States to facilitate robust communications between computer installations in the event of a nuclear war or other major catastrophe.

Russia’s Izvestia reported in the week of June 7 that they are creating the same thing – a “closed cloud” storage for the purpose of storing proprietary and confidential information. This is the latest improvement in a radically improving Russian military organization that will allow the country to function within its own borders independently of the global Internet, should such actions be deemed necessary.

Further, according to DefenseOne.com, this new cloud is comprised of all-Russian hardware and software, and it is very inexpensive. The cost is estimated to be about 290 million rubles, or about $6.25 million, and it is expected to be complete and operational by the year 2020.

The cloud is to be connected to what is called the “Closed Transfer Segment” which is the name given the Russian military’s internal network. Vladimir Putin’s leading IT advisor, Herman Klimenko, noted that in wartime, the country could disconnect entirely from the global internet and run its commercial traffic entirely on the Closed Transfer Segment.

The Russian innovations are interesting – In 2017, the country began developing its own DNS (directory naming system) that allows one’s own web browser to connect to any web server in the world.

The software noted above that is all Russian is based on Linux, so it is open-source at the base and free of interference from American companies such as Microsoft. This began development in 2010. In 2015, the Russian government mandated that all data on its citizens be stored on Russian soil.

These developments are further proof that the Russian Federation is shaking off the idea that it must somehow depend on the West for its best general welfare. This sense of either envy or in some cases, almost dependence on Western products and technologies reached a height after the fall of Communism, but under President Vladimir Putin’s leadership, the nation has found its own identity as a global power and is continuing to pursue a course based on its own interests and needs.

While the stance of the Russian Federation is not in any way hostile to the rest of the world, sometimes the Western powers have been rattled by Russia’s refusal to kowtow to them. The bellicose rhetoric generated in the West in an effort to cow Russia has backfired, and so have concurrent sanctions and rumor-mongering.

The Russian Federation is after its own version of “making itself great again.” And while this need not be a cause for concern in the West, it is and will remain cast in that light. And as the result of the West’s own refusal to accept reality, Russia’s move towards complete independence of the rest of the world continues.

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These is a New Law that has just gone into effect all across the European Union – Which is owned by the US Corporation, which dissolved doing Bankruptcy 9 March 1933 and is run by the IMF through the United Nations, which are both owned by the Rothchild’s Banking System.

A New Law called the “Updated” General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) took effect this morning.

What this bill tries to do is:

1) Fine companies for lying on the internet – focusing on companies like the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ABC, etc and will fine these companies up to $23.5 Million (Or 4% of their Gross Earnings) for each and every violation of this regulation.

2) Demands companies delete personal information without a person’s prior written consent.

3) Allow the coordination of all Law Enforcement Agencies across the Euro Nations to enforce these New Regulations.

4) Allow Internet Users the right to sue internet content providers like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram for either editing or eliminating their posts.

So – for example – when we post a comment of video on Facebook and Twitter and they pull it (Shadow Ban) they may be sued and for our loss and fined up to $23.5 Million per violation.

Both Facebook and Google face massive amounts of Lawsuits concerning their violations of these laws.

If these internet Content provides fail to comply their fines will run into the Billions of Dollars and likely make all Google Companies unprofitable – which would crash their stock values.

To add insult to injury the Director the of the Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Trump 2030 Chairman Brad Pascale have written the CEO’s of both Facebook and Google asking hem not to Censor Conservative Voices.

Apparently President Trump tried to censor Twitter Users and a Federal Judge ruled that since Twitter is a Public Forum this is illegal and Public Forums include Google, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.

So throwing people off as subscribers and reducing hits is now illegal.

Further – this means that when Google and Daily Motion made our videos X-Rated for telling the news they stepped over the line.

FOLLOW THE MONEY

We shall see how the EU and the US Courts implement these new laws but considering Italian Bonds and US Bonds are about to enter the Junk Bond Status the EU and US Directors may find that these blatant violations of Free Speech will pad their pockets with enough revenue to keep this FIAT system going for another year or two.

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IN A BIZARRE STORY:

There is now low humming and loud explosions being heard across this nation.

There are 2 things going on causing these noises:

1) Large tunneling machines using Nuclear Power Packs are boring holes in solid rock about 14 feet in diameter for the construction of underground roads and rail systems.

2) The large explosions are the sounds of smaller Nuclear Weapons being detonated to create large caverns for our underground complexes.

The bombs use tiny amounts of Uranium or Plutonium surrounded by an accelerant like Lithium 6 so when these caves are created there is almost no radioactive residue and the areas may be inhabited within weeks after the detonation.

As for the Older Bases built – after 60 years the caverns begin to disintegrate – leaving a Large Sink Hole above and they eventually collapse. This is why all the sink holes are perfectly round.

Cut off the funding to the US Navy and Super Duper Top Secret Space Program run by Lockheed Martin out of Bethesda Maryland and the explosions will cease almost immediately.

Please pray they loose their funding and stop sucking $8 Trillion a year out of our world economies.

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AMERICA HAS PUSHED THE SELF DESTRUCT BUTTON

As Europe and Asia enter the 21st Century the United States seems to be Imploding in every way – Spiritually, Financially, Ecologically and  Socially.

As Government spending increases at an never ending rate across the nation we look to the White House to do something, anything to stop this Run Away Government Theft of out resources.

Unfortunately – they are unable to even arrest a the Frazzled Rat for Torture and Murder even after a video showing her doing this was posted across the world.

Our President and his staff have apparently Pushed the Self Destruct Button as they refuse to Follow the Constitution and arrest those in high places now committing Treason against this once great nation.

Further – those Nukes that were to be fired from the Submarines to start a Massive Nuclear Conflict by Israel were made here in the USA and no one has even been called to the carpet for not deactivating these weapons through our Satellite Systems.

So as our former FBI and CIA Directors testify and speak in the news please realize these are the individuals who have been trying to start this Nuclear Conflict for years and they have not been arrested and will continue to try until they are.

You would think that after someone tried to kill President Trump 17 May and start a Nuclear conflict yesterday that the President would be willing to take action to save his own neck – right?

Nope – they are all still free and will again try to whack him soon and the CIA/Secret Service conduct yet another Fake School Shooting within 3 weeks.

Please pray that the President begins arresting these Murderers immediately.

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FINALLY:

President Trump cancelled the meeting with the leaders of North Korea 12 June until the Israeli attemppt at starting a Nuclear War was sorted out.

So expect this meeting to go through as planned as the actions he took were a distraction to stop this insanity.

Again – his conversations regarding this instance were stellar.

TA DA TRUMP

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Its time we pray for your family and again pray for the President’s Safety.

Be ready folks for what is coming.

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The 5 countries with the fastest internet speeds in the world

Countries with the fastest internet speed

If you’re an online entrepreneur you must have wondered what are the countries with the fastest internet in the world. We all know that for digital nomads need for speed is priority #1, so here are the best in 2017.

Whether you’re a serious location independent entrepreneur, running a local business, or just a casual surfer, slow internet is a real drag. It’s bad for business, and in today’s connected world, it can cause a lot of stress in all areas of your life.

Being a Nomad Capitalist means going where you’re treated best, but along the way, this does not always mean your internet will reach the standards you need to do business in an enjoyable manner.

Especially for those who are operating businesses that rely on fast speeds for Skype calls, uploading video, transferring large files, etc. — fast internet can mean the difference in hours of productivity and thus thousands of dollars in sales.

As a perpetual traveler, I occasionally get stuck in a hotel with poor internet speeds, causing me great frustration. I can recall quite a few times being in Eastern Europe or parts of Southeast Asia and I’m either getting ready to purchase something online, or make a Skype call to finish some important work with a client, and right in the middle, the connection cuts out, and so does my productivity and sense of calm.

If you are like me, you simply cannot allow yourself to be staying in hotels, Airbnbs, or relying on public cafés or airports that do not stay up to speed if you need to get serious work done.

I do not even allow my Remote Team to even consider being based in a place where they can not have a reliable connection non-stop.

We have all been in that situation where we finally get settled in our hotel room and the wifi does not work, or constantly cuts out, or even if it’s offered, it’s slow and virtually unusable to reach any kind of workflow.

However, internet around the world is typically much better than you think — and, believe it or not, even emerging countries have some of the fastest internet speeds. In fact, the countries with the best wifi are often outside of the western world. No longer are the ‘old world’, high-tax countries of the west the leaders in many areas… and that includes tech.

While Americans often make fun of other countries for their allegedly poor services, the United States does not rank as the #1 on this list, nor even in the top ten. Asia and Eastern Europe have long held strong positions in these studies; while Romania no longer cracks the top ten average speeds, you’d be hard-pressed to find bad wifi in the smaller towns let alone Bucharest. Even cheap Airbnbs in Romania often offer 100Mb/s speeds.

According to Akamai, the global average for download speeds is 7.2 Mbps, an increase of 15% in the past year.

Certainly not great considering that I have 100Mb/s fiber internet in my home in Georgia or that the airport lounge in Seoul has wifi so fast you can download an HD movie in several minutes. The good news is speeds are improving.

Companies like Akamai compile speed tests every quarter, and these are the latest results from their 2017 Connectivity report:

The countries with the world’s fastest average internet speed

 

1. South Korea – 28.6 Mb/s

 

Temple on Jeju Island, South Korea Countries with the fastest internet

South Korea’s Jeju Island: Unless you’re carrying a passport from somewhere like Ghana or Iraq, you’re welcome in this autonomous “international city”

 

South Korea ranks at number one for the location with the fastest average internet. The country still boasts speeds up to 65% faster than the United States. South Korea is also one of the most aggressive countries in targeting gigabit speeds for its internet users. Nevertheless, Freedom House suggests that, despite these high speeds, internet users are not completely free when surfing in South Korea. The organization has reported that bloggers have been arrested as internet freedom in general declines worldwide.

South Korea is one of the success stories of Asian economic growth over the last generation and the country is very pro-business and technologically advanced. Seoul is one of Asia’s foremost cities and a favorite of many travelers. We have talked before about the option of residency or second citizenship and South Korea which you can learn more about here. Regardless, traveling in this country will be very easy on the internet front.

2. Norway – 23.5 Mb/s

 

Countries with the fastest Internet in the world- Norway

Norway, or ”path to North” in its original meaning is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and #1 European country when it comes to internet speed.

 

Norway is number two of fastest average internet speed in the world. The country is consistently ranked as the most developed in the world and the internet will likely not disappoint. Norway is one of the few countries in the world with a budget surplus and moreover, the currency, the Norwegian kroner, is typically regarded as the safe haven currency in this regions thanks to Norway’s abundance of oil wealth.

I often like to share the story of how I once spent seven months learning Norwegian in preparation for a fact-finding mission to Norway and the most important take away from the trip ended up being that I spent too much time focusing on the wrong things, as nearly everyone there spoke perfect English. Either way, the fast internet here will keep you able to communicate and run your business and life effectively.

3. Sweden – 22.5 Mb/s

 

countries with fastest internet speed Sweden

When it comes to internet speed, Scandinavian countries are ruling Europe. After Norway, Sweden is the country with the fastest connection and a country with the best passport ( according to our Nomad Passport Index)

Like its neighbor Norway next door, Sweden also ranks in the top 5 on the list. Sweden is also home to some of the best co-working spaces in Europe which pairs well with reliable and fast internet infrastructure and a generally educated, English-competent society. The Swedish passport was ranked #1 in our Nomad Passport Index as Swedish citizens can visit 176 countries without a visa, enjoy an excellent reputation abroad, hold dual or multiple citizenships, and enjoy high levels of personal freedom.

4. Hong Kong – 21.9 Mb/s

 

Countries with the fastest internet in the world Hong Kong

Not only does Hong Kong have superfast internet internet, but they have it for $26 a month.

Hong Kong is no slouch when it comes to providing top-notch services to its tech-savvy residents. That’s why it’s no surprise that the hyper-dense Special Administrative Region of China dominates the list of countries with the fastest internet speeds. In fact, it was the first country to break the 60Mbps speed barrier. Hong Kong is second in peak internet speed (the top speed accessible to internet users), trailing just behind Singapore and it is ranked #1 on or Quality of Life Index in 2017– high internet speed has certainly contributed to that fact.

I can speak to the speed of Hong Kong’s internet myself—while traveling not long ago, I downloaded an entire hourlong TV episode from iTunes in just 86 seconds (yeah, I timed it). It’s all thanks to Hong Kong’s commitment to “Fiber To The Home” service, as well as companies’ use of aggressive high-speed internet pricing. Like most Asian super-cities, Hong Kong will make it easy to connect to internet in most if not all public places and any hotels or apartments you are spending time in will likely enjoy high speeds as well.

5. Switzerland – 21.7 Mb/s

 

Switzerland countries with the fastest internet speed

Fun Fact: Switzerland is one of the world’s most expensive countries to eat in, as backed up by the Big Mac Index

 

The famed hub of everything privacy, wealth, and safety, Switzerland also offers fast internet. If one of the best passports in the world, good banking, low taxes for intellectual property aren’t enough for you, Switzerland can also fulfill your technological needs and provide world-class infrastructure for business and wealth management. Some may find the very orderly and reserved society a bit ‘too sterile’ at times, but generally, Switzerland can be considered one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe and a place to aspire to travel to or potentially reside in for high-achieving entrepreneurs.

6. Finland – 20.5 Mb/s

 

countries with the fastest internet speed in the world Finland

In 2010, Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.

 

North European countries continue to rank highly across all countries with the fastest internet in 2017 with Finland coming in sixth. Finland has a distinctly different culture and language to the rest of its Scandinavian neighbors but ranks similarly in terms of key economic indicators and well-respected passports with extensive visa-free access. Finland is also highly rated as third in rule of law and and third in least corrupt, but also ranks among the highest tax rates in the world. Finland has a growing entrepreneurial community and hosts some of the best co-working spaces in Europe. Helsinki has more than once been on the top list of cities to live in and we believe more nomads will turn to it in upcoming years.

7. Singapore – 20.3 Mb/s

 

Singapore safe haven for entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia and countries with fastest internet

Singapore and Southeast Asia offer far more opportunities for entrepreneurs and being an international business hub, it makes sense the internet connection here is very fast.

 

The highly advanced city-state of Singapore does many things well (including banking and general economic freedom) and fast interent speeds are among them. Singapore tops the list of the world’s fastest peak internet speed and is seventh on the global average list. This tech-savvy, pro-business, and pro-expat place continues to be a favorite among entrepreneurs who want to live in a society that makes being successful and productive easy. Singapore is also a great place to look for permanent residency and entrepreneurial investment, though the country does not allow dual citizenship.

8. Japan – 20.2 Mb/s

 

countries with the fastest internet speed in the world Japan

Fun fact: Japan is one of the countries that now recognizes Bitcoin as a method of payment, but still not as a currency.

 

Would you expect any less from tech-savvy Japan? The speed of information access and precision in getting things done is built into the framework of Japanese society. High-speed fiber optics run throughout the country, enabling some of the world’s fastest internet speeds. Peak speeds in Japan are nearly triple the global average for internet users. But the country known for its human-like robots and other cutting-edge technology isn’t content with its current speeds — not by a long shot.

Japan is one of the several countries working on 100Gbps internet using advanced “optical packet switching technology”. For now, one Japanese internet provider is offering 2Gbps speeds — twice the pace of Google Fiber — for about $50 a month. That makes it the world’s fastest commercially available internet service. Moreover, Japan offers many areas of public wifi that make accessing your needed services and getting download/uploads done in your business very quick and painless.

9. Denmark – 20.1 Mb/s

 

countries with the fastest internet- Denmark

Third Scandinavian country on the list of fast internet is also rated as the happiest country on earth two years in a row by The UN World Happiness Report.

 

Denmark is the last European country on our top 10 list coming in at the ninth country in the world for fastest internet. Denmark is consistently rated as one of the most developed and freest economies and is a member of the European Union (however not the euro-zone, as they use their own currency, the Danish krone). If you are looking to spend time in a highly advanced Scandinavian country with fast internet known for its national happiness, Denmark may be a great place for you to focus your travels. In terms of its passport freedom, Denmark is tied at #8 on the Nomad Passport Index.

While notorious for its regulations, its extremely high tax rate, and its redistributive social framework, Denmark one of the best places for asset protection and is rated #1 for respect of rule of law and #2 for least corrupt countries. It is also a country that is attractive for copyright royalties if you are someone who needs a low-tax jurisdiction to protect your intellectual property.

10. United States – 18.7 Mb/s

 

countries with the fastest internet speed USA

Unlike last year, the U.S. is in top 10 on the list, improving their internet connection speed and joining Europe and Asia as number 10.

 

How do internet speeds in the United States compare to the rest of the world? Again, while many may think the US offers the most competitive technology in the world, they were ranked #10 on the overall list of countries with fastest internet speeds. That’s an improvement from previous years. However, experts say US internet service is “overpriced and slow” among tech-savvy nations. At least US internet speeds aren’t as slow as those in the Congo or Yemen, which suffer from the world’s slowest download speeds. (They are, however, making progress.)

Conclusion

As a traveling entrepreneur, internet is one of the most important — if not the most important — utility that can allow you to get what you need to done. These countries offer the best of the best in terms of average speed and provide a framework for internet users that is reflective of today’s most advanced technology.

While there still may be moments in your travels where you are stuck using that 15 Kb/s connection at your hotel or airport lounge, hopefully the state of the internet will continue to expand and you can focus your time on these countries with the fastest internet into the year 2017 and beyond.

Have you had a positive (or negative) experience with internet speeds while traveling or living abroad? Share it in the comments below.

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With so much information, misinformation and disinformation being released about the Las Vegas mass shooting on a near minute-by-minute basis it is difficult to make sense of what actually happened.

Adding to the confusion are emerging reports that there may have been more than one shooter, a second person in Paddock’s Mandalay Bay suite, the existence of a possible suicide note, the odd behavior of Paddock’s brother, possible ties to the Islamic State (though denied by the FBI) and a $100,000 transfer by shooter Stephen Paddock to the Philippines, which is a hotbed for illegal arms tried and nefarious activity.

It has also emerged that on September 10th an anonymous user utilizing the pseudonym “John” on the controversial 4Chan website posted a warning specifically highlighting Las Vegas as a target of a “high incident project.”

While we certainly can’t make claims to the legitimacy of the posts, they are indeed curious:

“Look i feel bad for some of you on this website. so i’ll let you in on a little secret. if you live in las vegas or henderson stay inside tomorrow. don’t go anywhere where there are large groups of people. also if you see three blacks vans parked next to each other immediately leave the area. you’re welcome -john”

It’s called the “high incident project”. they want to make the american public think that places with extremely high security aren’t safe. they are trying to create more regulations. you will see laws proposed within the next few years to put up more metal detectors and other security devices. media and politicians will be saying places with lots of police need even more police. i can’t guarantee anything will happen tomorrow but las vegas is on their minds.
-john”

If their plan is successful state of nevada will pass a law in the future making all casinos have mandatory metal detectors and backscatter machines. soon after a federal law will be passed to put these machines in universities, high schools, federal buildings, you name it. osi systems and chertoff are the main producers of these machines. sometime around 2020 chertoff and osi will merge into a single company. after they merge the owners will sell off all their stock and make billions in profit. mr chertoff has been in contact with sheldon adelson. mr adelson will become a huge sponsor of these machines and he will be the first to put them in his casinos when the law passes. this is my last message for now. don’t expect me to return anytime soon
-john”

Source Link

Screenshots:

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As mentioned, the information above is from an anonymous source and cannot be verified.

However, the user specifically mentions Las Vegas, large crowds being a target, and of course, the “solutions” that will following, including new security measures in and around Las Vegas, including metal detectors at casinos.

Which brings us to the following headlines, which have been hitting the mainstream media Wednesday morning:

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Of note is that President Trump commented on the potential for gun control in light of the Las Vegas shootings:

Trump merely said he will be “talking about gun control as time goes by,” but that’s hardly comforting to gun owners who know his history on the second amendment, and it isn’t all flags and patriotism as would believe. More likely than not, some gun control laws will be written at the state level in places that are massive democrat strongholds, like California, New Jersey, or New York.  But the possibility of more federal laws now looms over our heads too.

Is it possible that the Las Vegas attack, thus far shrouded in total mystery with respect to the shooter, his motivations, his political affiliations, and connections to extremist movements, was actually a high-level coordinated event?

We may never know and we’ll leave it to our readers to make their own determinations based on the evidence and investigations being presented by the mainstream and alternative medias.

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Russia just gave North Korea’s internet a big boost

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As the U.S. cracks down on North Korea, Russia is giving the rogue state a cyber lifeline.

Russian state-owned company TransTeleCom has provided a new internet connection to Kim Jong Un’s regime, according to North Korea monitoring project 38 North. Cybersecurity experts have also confirmed the new Russian link.

The move strengthens North Korea’s cybersecurity capabilities at a time of heightened tensions with the U.S. — and also reduces its reliance on China.

Previously, North Korean internet traffic was funneled through one sole link, provided by Chinese telecommunications firm China Unicom, according to experts. Now, it’s got some backup from Russia.

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That’s significant at a time when the U.S. is ramping up pressure on Chinese companies to sever business ties with North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests.

“This new link means two companies would have to cut business to cut the country off,” said Martyn Williams, who wrote about the news for 38 North and runs the website North Korea Tech. “As TransTeleCom just started under the current situation, it’s presumably not too worried about doing business.”

TransTeleCom said in a brief statement to CNN that it has telecommunications links with North Korea under a deal signed in 2009. It didn’t elaborate.

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The new internet connection also boosts North Korea’s cybersecurity strength.

“By increasing the number of internet connections in and out of the country, it increases its resilience to attacks,” said Bryce Boland, cybersecurity expert with FireEye.

News of the Russian support comes after The Washington Post reported that the U.S. Cyber Command carried out an operation attacking hackers affiliated with North Korea’s military spy agency over the weekend.

North Korea is also believed by cybersecurity experts to have been behind a number of high-profile attacks, including on Sony Pictures and global banks.

Why North Korean sanctions have failed
Why North Korean sanctions have failed

With Russia involved in North Korea’s internet, things could get more complicated. Attacks against North Korean hackers or computer servers could now travel through Russia’s internet infrastructure.

A U.S. attack on North Korea “could be seen as a provocative move against Russia,” Boland said. “That could potentially escalate tensions between the U.S. and Russia.”

Related: Russia’s power play in North Korea aimed at both China and U.S.

TransTeleCom is owned by Russia’s state-run railway company and has fiber optic cables that follow all the country’s main train lines, including all the way up to the North Korean border.

By providing internet traffic for Kim’s regime, Russia gains more influence with Pyongyang and the ability to peer into North Korean internet traffic.

“It’s a win-win for Russia,” Boland said.

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Twitter just exploded with memes and jokes over White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s facepalming reaction to Donald Trump’s Tuesday speech at the UN where he lambasted “Rocket Man,” Kim Jong-un, “rogue” Iran and “dictatorship” in Venezuela.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, reacts as he and first lady Melania Trump listen to U.S. President Donald Trump speak during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters

Sitting right behind First Lady Melania Trump, Kelly, once dubbed the Beacon of Discipline by the New York Times, was spotted putting his left hand over his head while the US Commander in Chief was addressing the 193-nation body.

Photos of the White House chief of staff’s frustrated reaction immediately went viral online resulting in a flurry of tweets.

Some people noted that retired General John Kelly was having a bad day and questioning his own legacy during Trump’s speech.

​​One Twitter user noticed the similarity between John Kelly and a Star Trek meme.

​Some suggested that the people sitting right next to Kelly did not look particularly happy about the president’s speech.

​Others thought Melania Trump was looking at the president in a bewildered manner.

​This isn’t the first time the White House chief of staff looked upset during a Trump speech, though.

He reacted in a similar fashion last month when Trump told reporters that there were bad guys “on both sides” of the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and injured dozens of others.

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Glenn Greenwald is a journalist, constitutional lawyer, political commentator and best-selling author. He’s perhaps best known for working with NSA document leaker Edward Snowden to expose the sneaky surveillance tactics used by governments and government agencies.

And while the issues surrounding privacy and the government’s invasion of it have grabbed a lot of the spotlight, Snowden’s NSA document leak revealed another intriguing government hobby and tactic – Internet trolling.

The Five Eyes Alliance consists of intelligence agencies belonging to the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

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It was Britain’s GCHQ that drew up the documents proposing that Internet trolls be employed to “control, infiltrate, manipulate and warp online discourse,” as Greenwald writes in his article aptly titled “How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations.”

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In the article, Greenwald shares one of the documents – a manual, no less – revealing the exact tactics proposed by government agencies to hijack online discussions by trolling.

Greenwald explains:

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.

Forums and Facebook posts attempting to educate the public on the dangers of vaccines are what that government and Big Pharma-employed trolls target most.

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Few topics are as polarizing and provocative as those surrounding vaccines and their potential dangers. The amount of skin government agencies (as well as Big Pharma) have in the vaccination industry makes it predictable that trolls would be employed to disrupt any attempt at civilly discussing vaccine policy. Consider that a new CDC-approved vaccine might be worth $30 billion a year to Big Pharma — $30 billion a year!

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It’s especially unsurprising when you consider that the revolving door between the government and the pharmaceutical industry — where an individual like Dr. Julie Gerberding works for the CDC and then gives up her tenure to be hired to work at the pharmaceutical giant Merck.

Government legislation is consistently passed in favor of the vaccination industry. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) even redefined the term “biogenics” in an effort to get patients to agree to vaccinations as part of their treatment plan whenever they enter the hospital for any reason (if they have not already been vaccinated).

As one nurse puts it, you could go to the hospital for an injured toe and in the paperwork presented to you, you would be offered a whole variety of vaccines. If you declined, a flag would be placed on your file.

The following are instructions from pro-vaccine blog ORAC, also known as “Respectful Insolence” for dealing with anti-vaxxers by trolling:

“Use emotional warfare on anti-vax blogs. Tell emotional stories full of tears and sobbing and unbearable grief and terror, about people in your own family or people you read about, who were sick with or died of terrible diseases. Don’t hold back details about bodily fluids and suchlike: the more gross the better. This stuff has a way of infiltrating the minds of readers and subtly influencing their decisions, in a manner similar to advertising.

 … Go in there and “agree with them” and then say things that appear thoroughly delusional, overtly nuts, blatantly and obviously wrong even to nincompoops, etc. Occasional spelling and grammar errors are also useful but don’t over-do. The point of this exercise is to create an impression that drives away undecideds who may come in to check out these sites. It helps to do this as a group effort and begin gradually, so the sites appear to be “going downhill slowly.”

 … Really: listen up folks, the way to fight this crap is NOT by “patiently explaining” to people who are already way past being persuaded that the Earth isn’t flat. The way to fight it is by sabotaging the anti-vaxers with crazy stuff that drives away undecideds. The way to fight it is with emotional narratives that undermine the ones that the anti-vaxers are pushing.”

ORAC, run by surgeon David Gorski, is believed by many to be a troll employed by parties interested in the success of vaccines. His tactics certainly support that hypothesis.

Dr. David Gorski

Dr. David Gorski

Another shocking incident of trolling and the utilization of the Internet to subtly influence public opinion has been the recent case of the supposed 12-year old scientist, whose pro-vaxx video went viral on the Internet. To get an idea of what tactics are being used to influence your opinion on vaccines, please watch My Incredible Opinion’s breakdown of the 12-year old scientist hoax.

The “Free Speech” Accusation

One of the most popular arguments brought up by trolls when their comments are removed from a forum or discussion is “HEY! You’re stifling my free speech.”

Really?

Look at it this way. Would you expect a business to allow graffiti on their walls that undermined their efforts? No — because they control that building and they have a right to say what goes on it.

Similarly, when you’re an online content publisher, you control your content. By removing trolling comments that disrupt your efforts to maintain a civilized discussion, you’re not denying anyone free speech in the same way a business removing derogatory graffiti from their walls is not stifling anyone’s right to expression.

Censorship is one of the best ways to deal with Internet trolls. There’s no sense in trying to argue or acknowledge them. Trolls, especially those employed and following a manual as detailed as the one revealed by Snowden, have a clear agenda that they are trained to follow.

Do not feed the trolls!

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