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[liberationtech] Opt out of Prism

John Adams jna at retina.net
Wed Jun 12 11:21:02 PDT 2013


My bad, I thought you were the author of the page.

In any event, I hadn't seen the EFF SSD page and had been cautioned by EFF
staffers about recommending tools.

Their approach is vastly better (albeit more verbose) than just raw
recommendations of products. They go into full explanations of what the
tools can and cannot provide.

-j


On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Andrea St <andst7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear friends
>
> about John Adams, i just copied the title of the website. No more, no
> less.
>
>
> 2013/6/12 Guido Witmond <guido at witmond.nl>
>
>> On 12-06-13 19:21, John Adams wrote:
>>
>>> I like that you're promoting free and open tools, but your title is
>>> misleading.
>>>
>>> You offer people false hope here. By listing the tools and not listing
>>> what level of security they offer, people will assume they can just
>>> switch and be protected. This is one of the reasons why the EFF does not
>>> recommend tools. The issues associated with each tool are myriad and
>>> vast.
>>>
>>> What's sad is that the media picked up on this, amplifying the false
>>> hope you offer. A+ for effort, though.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Although I can agree that many of these tools do not offer (significant)
>> protection against unwanted data gathering. It's good that such a list
>> comes to the attention of the people who are worried about their privacy.
>>
>> Even with false hope, a society without hope is doomed...
>>
>> I hope some people will take time to switch to some tools and spread that
>> knowledge further.
>>
>>
>> Guido.
>>
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