How To Avoid NSA PRISM – Tips To Stay Private

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  1. Realistically, there is no way around PRISM. Like you said Proxie’s and VPN’s while they work, ultimately the originating IP can be traced.
    Encryption is a good idea but with military grade software can be cracked, the idea of it though IF you do use encryption is to make the pass phrase or key as long as possible, using both lower and upper case letters, numbers along with special characters. These days, nothing I upload and store on any cloud services gets uploaded without encryption with at the very least a 56 key or pass phrase encryption, if they want it, even with military grade software it will still take years to decrypt.

    I like how that pretty much everyone that writes on this subject tries to justify it. There is absolutely no justification for a tool that despite what YOU believe, is and will be used to invade the most private corners of EVERYONE’S lives. You can believe what you want but what the U.S. and U.K. are doing is the biggest breach of Constitutional and human rights ever.
    They tell you it’s an anti – terrorism tool and you all believe it, THEN, if and when terrorism is ever wiped out they will then tell you another lie …….. and you will believe it. The bottom line is that this is a tool for these governments that will be used to invade everyone’s and anyone’s privacy whenever they choose to.
    This is EXACTLY what Edward Snowden is trying to tell everyone, why else do you think the United States Justice Department is after him so badly? it’s not because he is lying …….. wake up people.

  2. In short, all these surveillance methods being used are a breach of our constitutional rights. Be it PRISM or ICMS or anything else, they cannot be stopped. Even if they say they’ve stopped snooping, I don’t think I’ll believe them. Also, did it ever work? I never heard of any major terror act being stopped due to Internet interception. Only small time offenders got it.

  3. They say they foiled a plot to bomb NYSE on Wall street using PRISM, whether it’s true or not who knows? the bottom line is we as citizens have let them get away with this and only we as citizens can stop it, only problem is that the masses here in the U.S. have become so complacent in their lives that they believe just about anything.

  4. The only valid point that you make that is useful is [D] Be Careful With What You Post On The Internet All of the other content is just ranting. While I agree that our rights are being trampled upon, the reality is that this has been going on for decades. The only difference is that the agency would collect the data, request a warrant/subpeona based on the collected data, then proceed with arrest and prosecution. Whereas now, they do not need the facade of going through the proper series of events.

    The (anti)Patriot Act started this nonsense and was a great way for intelligence agencies to force through their agendas in the wake of the 9/11 tragedies. This is about way more than people whining about who’s reading their email or their social media posts, it is setting a precedent that will be very difficult to stop in the near future when more invasive measures are enacted.

    The powers that be are relying on the complacency of the general public who are preoccupied with posting photos of the food they eat, babies and sharing jokes online. Just remember, there is already a dossier of data attributed to you, cross-checked and matched to all of your online accounts and activities. Don’t kid yourself into thinking otherwise. How do you think these programs make it through the proof of concept stage and implementation stage?

  5. I agree 110%, what people do not realize is that ALL U.S. internet traffic passes though PRISM at one point or another, the same for it’s U.K. counterpart. What I type here is going to pass through PRISM.

    They “say” that all information collected inadvertently gets “purged”. We all know nothing on the internet never really is “purged”, it is there forever.

    The reality of PRISM whether one realizes it or not, is in the event that you ever get in trouble for anything be it a traffic ticket or worse and decide to fight it, any official could gain access to all of your internet and phone records to use against you for a character based defense, so if you mistakenly click on a porn link or warez link or anything else of the sort, realistically it is ALL logged by PRISM and it can and will be held against you in a court of law.

    Like I said, this is what Edward Snowden was and is trying to tell the world, personally I believe him otherwise the NSA and DOJ would not be chasing him around the globe. We will all find out the complete truth about PRISM after whatever country gives him asylum, he personally holds over 200 classified documents concerning PRISM, this is what scares them, because after he is claimed by another country for political asylum, the jig will be up.

  6. You wrote: “They “say” that all information collected inadvertently gets “purged”.”
    I don’t think you meant “inadvertently,” that is comparable to “accidently.” What NSA said is that their records are purged after so many days, unless it is suspicious. That only means their copy is destroyed, not the original.

    You wrote: “The reality of PRISM whether one realizes it or not, is in the event that you ever get in trouble for anything be it a traffic ticket or worse and decide to fight it, any official could gain access to all of your internet and phone records to use against you for a character based defense, so if you mistakenly click on a porn link or warez link or anything else of the sort, realistically it is ALL logged by PRISM and it can and will be held against you in a court of law.”
    Actually, that information would not come from NSA. It would come from the same sources that NSA uses. No surveillance organization will keep information about any mundane person – they aren’t in the target group. However, phone companies, ISPs, credit card companies, banks, and nearly every other business establishment has to keep records for several years. [If you miss a car payment, credit rating companies can keep that information for 20 years – the seven-year statute does not apply to them.] If you are investigated, the law enforcement agencies will contact the FBI to see if you have a record. If you haven’t done anything to draw their attention, you won’t have a record. So, law enforcement agencies would then turn to the same people surveillance agencies use – companies that maintain the “originals.”

    You wrote: “otherwise the NSA and DOJ would not be chasing him around the globe.”
    This is not true. The nature of the information is not considered; it is what he did, not what he took. It is similar to your knowing someone who is peddling drugs to children and killing that person. You would still be charged with murder. You may feel you were justified and were doing a public service, but it was still against the law. The nature of the person you killed would be considered by the court. The same with Snowden, what he did was against the law. The nature of the information would be considered by the court.

  7. I think the PRISM-Proof Program (known as Operation Blackcipher) will protect you for a big part from PRISM and cyber criminals. Following Snowden is a good encryption the best security for your personal files. I searched on DuckDuckGo how to stay away from PRISM and I found: http://www.prism-proof.net

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