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[liberationtech] advice on securing a new computer

Eric S Johnson crates at oneotaslopes.org
Mon Jan 28 05:17:16 PST 2013


> Similarly, be careful which VPN provider you use. It's perfectly possible
that
> some VPN providers operating in countries may work for those countries,
> under the juristiction they pay tax within. They may have reasons to be 
> interested in what you are doing (activism, diplomatic relations, 
> corporate and governmental communications, etc) and so provide 
> access to that government if asked.

Totally *not* casting doubt on this possibility (above), but I think it'd be
interesting: does anyone know of any cases in which this has happened?

Not "I'm willing to bet" or "I suspect" but *some* proof, however
circumstantial. Not talking about estimations that UltraSurf's privacy
policy isn't up to snuff. Not talking about Riseup refusing to deny having
responded to an FBI demand to access someone's mailbox. Not even talking
about a VPN which helped an LEA catch a serial axe murderer. I mean, a
proxy/VPN service which seems to have "betrayed" its customers, or its
customers' traffic, to an LEA, in a manner which 90% of this list would
agree is "wrong" (not legal or illegal, just wrong).

Best,
Eric




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