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I guess that explains why there are no application-level firewalls for Linux, It makes sense now, why so many distros come with openssh enabled right out of the box.

In a related note, did you hear about how backdoors were being planted on laptops before being sold to computers?
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..except the government is allowed to examine mail! tongue.gif

Actually, the safest way is to meet someone in person and give them a one-time pad..... then send the encoded message to them via whatever means.

Diffie-Hellman should still be secure since the math is still not crackable.

I know they can inspect the mail, that is exactly why I put "Hope it doesn't get 'lost' in the mail" at the end.
    
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In a related note, did you hear about how backdoors were being planted on laptops before being sold to computers?

NSA (and probably others) divert computer shipments and installing spyware. This was after they were sold.
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I might have to change my profile pic.!!!

IDK, I still feel safer putting all my eggs into open source then windows or OSX. I'd take it with a grain of salt. Anything that's a bug should be considered a potential back-door anyway, until proven otherwise.
    
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I guess that explains why there are no application-level firewalls for Linux, It makes sense now, why so many distros come with openssh enabled right out of the box.

In a related note, did you hear about how backdoors were being planted on laptops before being sold to computers?

Sigh...Apparmor, SeLinux, Systrace, SMACK, and so on.

Seriously, just a basic wikipedia search.
     
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I know they can inspect the mail, that is exactly why I put "Hope it doesn't get 'lost' in the mail" at the end.

i guess we should go back to the good old days of snail mail with wax/ temper proof seals and some sort of analog encryption so you would atlest know if it gets read and give the guys hell when they do
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lol.. so what's secure?

Commodore BASIC.
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The sanctity of your mind

Not for long.
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I think I'd trust Linus and his dislike for the NSA over Julian on this one.

I don't think anyone has claimed that the Linux kernel has NSA backdoors, but it's far from inconceivable that some common packages do.
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This seems a bit paranoid both the linked site and the speech but......
Edited by GermanyChris - 4/11/14 at 4:04am
 
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don't worry everyone. none of you are important.

noone wants to see your video game collection

The wrong and dumbest attitude towards this possible.
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Originally Posted by madroxinide View Post

Do you take a dump with the bathroom door open? I mean, obviously nobody wants to watch you take a dump right? So there must be no reason to want to take a dump with the door closed?

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Well said sir.

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Damn...


Thats deep, yo.

Quite profound. I imagine our forefathers would be taken aback with such a powerful argument. If only someone stood up in parliament and said those words I think we finally may be able to get through to the common person that privacy matters, perhaps not as much to some but in the end it does still matter.
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