Turnabout is fair play
Spying, tracking, surveillance, censorship, identity theft, and other violations of your personal privacy, security, and communications:
How it's done to you, and how you can turn the tables on government, corporate, and private spies and censors, both online and off
The current sorry state of affairs
- -- Bush Isn't Spying on al Qaeda ... He's Spying on You
- -- REPORT: Bush Domestic Spying Program Bigger Than They Admitted
- -- NSA Spying Much Bigger Than Once Thought
- -- NSA Spying Part of Broader Effort - washingtonpost.com
- -- The Raw Story | Bush Administration's intelligence chief acknowledges 'series' of other 'secret surveillance activities'
- -- Online Snooping Gets Creepy - TIME
- -- The Internet Makes Us Naked
- -- Big Brother Has Unstoppable Online Spies
- -- Your life in the public domain - web - Technology - theage.com.au
- -- Mafia 2.0: Is The Mob Married To Your Computer?
- -- Warning of webmail wi-fi hijack
- -- When camera phones attack. - The gadget that perverts, vigilantes, and celebrity stalkers can all agree on
- -- Spam Filters The Fuel Behind Cyber Extortion
- -- Stalkers go high tech to intimidate victims and redundant link Stalkers Go High Tech to Intimidate Victims - washingtonpost.com
- -- While phishing gets more sophisticated, so does security
- -- Do antivirus apps ignore US government spyware?
- -- In Digital Age, Nothing's Really Private
- -- MSN Censoring Certain Messages In The Name of 'Security'
- -- The Snoop Next Door - WSJ.com
- -- Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy The Greatest Generation Gap Since Rock and Roll -- New York Magazine
- -- California City to Transform Red Light Cameras Into Spy Cameras
- -- How To Not Get Sued for File Sharing
Exercising your right to self-defense
- -- 13 Easy Ways to Safeguard Your Privacy in 2007
- -- Do-it-yourself security tips for PCs on broadband connections
- -- Generating the Perfect Password « Neomeme
- -- How to Protect Your Online Identity from JasonKolb.com
- -- How to Porn Surf, Safely
- -- Bolster your browsing privacy at work - Lifehacker
- -- The new face of identity protection: You
- -- Keep your data safe at the border Posted by Chris Soghoian; May 5, 2008; Locking down laptops from Customs by John Biggs, May 5th, 2008 adds a tip for Mac OS X users
For those times when the best defense is a good offense...
- -- IP -Tracing...find anyone
- -- Default password list
Advanced utilities and techniques for playing either/both defense and offense online
- -- Getting the most out of your computer system(s): List of 21 Vital (but Free) Systems Admin Utilities - Part I
- -- Review Six Rootkit Detectors Protect Your System - News by InformationWeek
- -- Reduce permissions to increase DNS security
- -- Intrusion Detection For Dummies
Options for avoiding the mainstream internet search engines (which usually track your surfing and location, and report them to the government and various big businesses)
- -- Getting Free of Google's Grip: The 10 Top Alternatives
- -- 11 Ways to Search Without Google - Review by PC Magazine
- -- Image Search Engines - All the Image Search Engines
- -- Top 100 Alternative Search Engines, March 2007
- -- Top 25 Web 2.0 Search Engines | OEDb
In the good old days you usually knew who your enemies were. For instance, virtually all the citizens of the USSR knew their government was evil, and likely spying on them at every opportunity, just looking for a reason to lock them up or torture or 'disappear' them to parts unknown. They also knew such spying was often done merely to see what joys in life lowly citizens might still possess, so that higher ups might rob them of such things on a whim-- or use the information for purposes of blackmail/coercion. Whether it was financial wealth, beautiful women, beloved children, or simply very valuable (or dangerous to the status quo) ideas.
Today the USSR is defunct-- though Vladimir Putin, inspired by George W. Bush's astonishing breaking of America in a mere six years, is striving mightily to reassemble the Cold War titan, and its infamous iron grip on its populace.
Putin was partly inspired by the new American police state which Bush-Cheney-McCain Republicans are rapidly constructing. That police state includes perhaps the most expensive and comprehensive secrecy and surveillance apparatus the Earth has ever seen.
To see your own sorry place in Bush-Cheney-McCain's aborning police state, check out They own you and all your property too.
Horrified yet? Yes, it's pretty bad. But until they completely shut down the internet, you can still find and collect information on how to reduce or fill with errors what the bastards can dig up on you. And maybe even spy on some of the bastards themselves, in turnabout!
Please check out the references below and save the best to your local disk as soon as possible. For there's literally no telling how long such information will remain available.