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[liberationtech] Chromebooks for Risky Situations?

Ali-Reza Anghaie ali at packetknife.com
Wed Feb 6 12:52:48 PST 2013


Always Nexus Verizon stock. My alternate ROMs don't travel with me. Verizon
contacted ahead of time per their suggestions. Tethering in US and Canada
fine. UK or elsewhere is no-joy.

I gave up after a while and just carry my wipe'a'router and but use local
WiFi. My advantage being I'm in tent data centers and hotels. I'll give the
activist shuffle a try again next trip. -Ali
 On Feb 6, 2013 3:31 PM, "Brian Conley" <brianc at smallworldnews.tv> wrote:

> What Android OS are you using, Ali?
>
> It's a snap with Google Nexus running 4.0. Perhaps its an OS version or
> carrier-rolled OS that is the problem?
>
> Brian
>
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Ali-Reza Anghaie <ali at packetknife.com>wrote:
>
>> I'm glad people have had luck with tethering their Android phones
>> internationally. I've had absolutely zero - I'll have to give it another
>> run with a locally renter provider I suppose.
>>
>> Anyone try in the UAE recently? Provider, hardware? Egypt? Curious. -Ali
>>  On Feb 6, 2013 3:19 PM, "Griffin Boyce" <griffinboyce at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:28 AM, Nathan of Guardian <
>>> nathan at guardianproject.info> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 02/06/2013 01:22 PM, Ali-Reza Anghaie wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> > How can projects like Privly play into it? Carrying a Tor Router along
>>>> > with you or building one on-site. None of the operational matters will
>>>> > ever be squarely addressed by one platform but it all can be
>>>> > decision-treed out nicely.
>>>>
>>>> You could also use Orbot with wifi-tether on Android phone. It can
>>>> transparent proxy all the wifi hotspot traffic over Tor.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Using an android phone as a tether seems much more normal and fits the
>>> profile of an international traveler. Carrying a router around might not be
>>> the best option for staying low-profile.
>>>
>>> I like Chrome OS but am addicted to Pidgin with OTR. It's really the
>>> only thing keeping me from trying out a Chromebook. (Even Photoshop is
>>> available 'in the cloud'). If you need to install a few programs locally
>>> but like the overall idea and features, JoliOS looks to be a good option:
>>> http://www.jolicloud.com/jolios
>>>
>>> Somewhat off-topic: I reject the idea that because something isn't right
>>> for Syrians, that it's not useful. There is an incredible spectrum of
>>> threat models to consider. And usability is a factor. It's worth
>>> considering that state-sponsored Windows spyware is a major problem. But
>>> people still use it because the realistic alternative is more difficult to
>>> use (even Ubuntu has a sharp learning curve).
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Griffin Boyce
>>>
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