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[liberationtech] Chromebooks for Risky Situations?

micah anderson micah at riseup.net
Thu Feb 7 18:20:56 PST 2013


Nadim Kobeissi <nadim at nadim.cc> writes:

> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> This is hilarious.
>>
>> I would *never* use a laptop that lacks a way to protect all your
>> traffic (eg: VPN/Tor/SSH tunnel/etc) in a place with serious
>> surveillance as an at risk person. Not only because the remote systems
>> will have your exact geographic location and because a lack of anonymity
>> allows for targeted attacks, but also because the local network is well
>> known to be seriously hostile!
>>
>>
> Thankfully, while Chrome does not support better solutions (such as Tor),
> it does in fact support VPN connections:
> http://support.google.com/chromeos/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1282338

I hope they can do their VPN better in Chromebooks than they've
completely failed to do properly in Android...



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