That's what makes it fun. It also helps keep you on your toes, train you in new tactics, help reveal their tactics and give you some entertainment. Also keep in mind, even basic stuff these days can trigger it, looking up VPN's, going to Linux sites, etc. Might as well make it hard, and in the process have a fun little hobby, right? Imagine their horror attempting to TAO you to get into your cascade encrypted drive only to find out it contains photos of your last vacation. They just wasted several hundred thousand dollars for some beach front photos. How rewarding is that to see unfold, right?Heads up by the way, if it's obvious you're intentionally trying to avoid surveillance, it could just put you on a list and make it increase even more. Because from an agency's point of view, it could be a signal to them that you do actually have something to hide..
If anyone would like honest to goodness true privacy, it's obtainable but not convenient at all... For example I will share a technique to communicate with someone with virtually zero probability of interception.I am taken by the "for our own good" part. Who decides? NSA? Google?
I say let it increase. You may get heightened attention but at least you're taking a stand against something that you believe to be morally wrong.Heads up by the way, if it's obvious you're intentionally trying to avoid surveillance, it could just put you on a list and make it increase even more.
Now that's the kind of attitude I respect.I say let it increase. You may get heightened attention but at least you're taking a stand against something that you believe to be morally wrong.
The way I see it, if some agency is forced to spend a single extra penny just to waste their time taking a closer look at me - a perfectly sane law-abiding citizen - because I'm trying to evade mass surveillance then I'm calling it a win.
It gets better. My program draws specific topics, stories and relevant news via feeds. Then automatically keystrokes those into the browser. It simulates clicks. It uses several modes to simulate user timing with delays and burst spikes. Fun stuff. A log of anti-surveillance technology isn't about hiding, it's about introducing chaos into a clean surveillance environment. Same principle here, except with programs and web requests. For example sensitive EMF harvesting is quite easily disrupted by introducing EMF-Chaos into a room, it totally screws it up. 'Predictable' chaos has to be avoided, which is why a true Pink Noise generator is far better than white noise - and why a program chaffing the internet needs to factor predictability and disrupt it.Hahahahahahahahahaha yes that is a very good idea. Tons and tons of dummy requests, even if it's known to be dummy, it will really annoy anyone trying to get a peak under the hood. One minute they have something meaningful, and then bam, their logs get flooded with 1 million dummy requests. Good luck finding the meaningful one now. LOL.
This is actually a clever anti-reversing technique as well. Setup some threads to make tons of dummy requests, also to routines the main/genuine worker thread will be using. Except, make the parameters legit, not just NULL.
Look then at this topic I posted some days from now:Also, 'hiding' isn't the only technique. Chaffing is another. Saturate any potential monitoring with millions, if not billions of bits of 'noise' and you really start to make people mad. I assume my PhromFighter running on a dedicated server that does 1,500,000 searches a week blended with our normal searches is probably infuriating to anyone that may want to monitor this home. That's a significant amount of chaff being thrown out there.
You can really start to annoy if you setup a server with 8 different highly encrypted zero knowledge cloud services and then create a script to move junk files in and out of the cloud directory triggering constant activity. Then create a secondary account on one of the 8 that contains your 'real' data masked among the chaff of encrypted cloud drive activity constantly updating itself over your WAN. That'll make any potential actor pretty annoyed too and parsing the actual, usable intelligence from that gets really really messy. Even better, setup multiple zero knowledge, encrypted cloud storage with different vendors, then use scripts to migrate your data between multiple different services/companies each week 'automatically'... Yeah, that'll make anyone furious.
So maybe not necessarily hiding, but making what you do really messy or chaffed inside of a bunch of other trash may be the way to go? Or even combine that WITH privacy enhancement techniques for the ultimate combo?
I know a few guys that have a 'fake' public profile. They appear totally normal.. Talking about the latest news. Complaining about taxes.. Watching regular popular TV shows. It's all a racket... It's not them really, it's their profile for everyone else (including intelligence) to see. Their 'real' person you'll never find. It's not criminal, but it's exceedingly private.. So data mining collects trash on someone that looks totally normal but the trash is totally inaccurate and useless. They're future proofing themselves as well by doing this.
You're absolutely right.Rather alarming. Since it was Google, I am NOT surprised. Trouble is probably 90 % of users are totally clueless about this and clueless as to why is IS important.
And at least in both the case of M$ & Google they practically force you to set up "Accounts" that facilitate in tracking you across all devices and all apps.
I think that given Congress just recently not only extended but enhanced FISA, the likelihood of getting help from them is slightly below Nil.