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[liberationtech] Chromebooks for Risky Situations?

Ali-Reza Anghaie ali at packetknife.com
Wed Feb 6 14:07:55 PST 2013


A VZW employee was nice enough to reach out off list - wanted to remain
anonymous - says that the international SIMs they send for you to put in
overseas Nexus devices won't tether. Ever. No matter what I'm told
otherwise.

Anyhow.. enough of that. Cheers, -Ali



On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 3:52 PM, Ali-Reza Anghaie <ali at packetknife.com>wrote:

> 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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>>
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>>
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>>
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