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  1. As far as Mullvad goes I found the service good but with so few server locations available connecting was sometimes frustrating. Dunno about their actual security practices. CG of course has been discussed several times before, also worth noting was I believe that one of their servers was either handed over to / seized by, authorities. Personally with all the unknowns and knowns concerning their services and adding that into the mix def should be a cause for concern. I don't know the facts or anything but just saying.....
  2. all I did was get the appropriate mono version via the ALA ( Arch Rollback Machine) and built airvpn client with yaourt, always worked for me
  3. Ok, This is just my personal preference but it has the exact same negative as does TAILS, gnome 3 !!! if something is designed to be run from say, a flash drive wouldn't it make more sense to use something lightweight like MATE, XFce4, or even openbox fer chrissakes? or at least as a last resort lock gnome3 into a classic mode?
  4. Jacob Appelbaum has left the Tor project amidst more allegations of sexual mistreatment, possibly against co-workers. The fact that such allegations are "not" new to the project concerning his behvior over the years troubles me that it was not addressed earlier and either dealt with then, or that he was simply not dismissed. Definately darkens my view of the project at large..... Read the Tor Blog Statement: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/statement
  5. Zhang888 thanks for that! I guess I missed that memo hahaha, when it popped up today I just got suspicious by default
  6. Chrisb, I would agree with Zhang888, on the simple reasoning that jondonym has a service to sell you in the end, if you wish to use tor which is their model, you can easily use the Tor browser and with a little tweaking and addons get the exact same results as jondonym, as far as the results go if you use their anonymity test... Just a thought. Adding a third party service or whatever you want to call it adds another level of possible mistrust or abuse into the equation.
  7. Odd thing happened, I did a clean reinstall of OS X, setup firefox with my settings and addons like usual but see something new. when I use noscript to whitelist/allow DuckDuckGo on the page I see something new, "In Partnership with Yahoo" and when I click to whitelist it the name is shown as Yahoo, not duckduckgo... I really don't think this ever was the case before. Am I batshit crazy or overly paranoid in hesitating to whitelist it now?
  8. I'm trying to get a few very close but very non techie friends to migrate to a msg'ing mechanism that has a bit more privacy than what they currently use, i.e none at all, I was wondering if anyone here has experience using such services ,remember I need something that's simple enough that they can migrate to without causing their heads to explode. I was looking at the following options and would appreciate thoughts or personal experience or technical observations on the implementations used. Pidgin/Jabber ( tho I don't think they would be able to make sense of OTR/keys/etc) Torbird Cryptocat Bit Message Riccochet (just found this one, looks interesting, uses Tor, client auto creates onion id) p.s I just went outside, wow!, when did the world happen?
  9. thanks guys, yeah for me it needed the "no proxy" option being set.....
  10. pr1v thanks a lot for that, however it's a no workie, is unable to access any network connection, gonna have to investigate further heh, but thanks for the head start.....
  11. pr1v, hmmm I'd never even considered that option thnx, I always like to tinker around so now off to go find a tutorial on how to change the network settings in tor browser heh.
  12. ravenheart

    LEAP/Bitmask

    I was initially really interested in the whole bitmask thing, and do hope it eventually gains traction and stuff but, there seems to be still so much uncertainty in it, where are the servers, who runs them, etc etc... And as previously mentioned , the business model, sure I think they want to facilitate private and secure communication but volunteer co-ops like it seems to be always seen to raise a few questions to me, re: the ppl involved, what kind of oversight do the project leads have over the various actors? etc
  13. prfv, this whole javascript thing HAS to go away, I personally get more frustrated by the day with sites needing it enabled heh. let's start a revolution!
  14. was curious about how others setup their browsers, for instance some of these dns leak sites can get machine info, i.e screen size, hardware platform, etc. For instance if I go to say, jondonym and have it scan me, I can make it green across the board except for 2 items, http session, ( which I've heard is a symptom of vpn usage?) and the other is the authentication - unique i.d, I believe I've heard/read that that one is damn near impossible to get around but not sure, tho I know they are selling something so tests could profile you to see if yer using their product and give false results. What addons does the assembled braintrust use here? what about say , using 2 diff addons that sorta perform the same thing, like ghostery and privacy badger, is there a possible issue with them fighting for control?
  15. thanks for the reply, yes this is for a pop3 acct of mine not an encrypted webmail service like some of those are, so I thiink I should be fine then if I use an alias in the key and then also create a revoke cert as well, I'm trying to move away from those encrypted webmail accts so that I can control the encryption myself, call me a control freak
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