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Weekend Open Forum: Have your online privacy habits changed post-Snowden?

By Jos ยท 6 replies
Apr 10, 2015
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  1. It’s been nearly two years since the first government surveillance programs were leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. And while not much has changed since then, you’d think that with all the coverage every subsequent leak got on mainstream media, most people are reasonably well informed on the matter and taking precautions. But that’s not necessarily true.

    Truth be told I haven’t made any significant changes aside from some password spring cleaning -- making sure they’re stronger and none is reused. This being a tech-enthusiast site it should be interesting to read what everyone else is doing, if anything at all. Have your online habits changed post Snowden?

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,214   +4,886

    Nothing has changed. I don't have anything to hide. But that doesn't mean I don't have the right to have privacy!

    My digital space in my home is no different than a picture on my wall. If a search warrant is required to view my picture, then so should the same be true for my digital space.
    SantistaUSA and hahahanoobs like this.
  3. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,825   +2,082

    I use "incognito mode" while browsing unmentionables
    AndyWeber and davislane1 like this.
  4. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 238   +54

    Nah, I live a simple life. My passwords are more complex though.
  5. Yes, actually. I now browse the web indiscriminately. I'm on a mission to ensure that my file is a kaleidoscope of content and plausible deniability.
    AndyWeber, Matthew and SantistaUSA like this.
  6. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Evangelist Posts: 419   +133

    RIAA/MPAA did more to change my browsing habits than Snowden's revelations. I think he is a hero for what he is doing, but he pretty much just confirmed what I had believed all along.
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  7. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Addict Posts: 296   +73

    No, I have not really made any changes other then switching to a better VPN/Proxy service. I have been aware that "fishy" things have been going on for years before the Snowden incident. I only look to make everything I do on the internet more secure, but not hinder performance.
    I do have to agree with mrtraver about the fact that RIAA & MPAA have done more to change people's internet habits.

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