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  •  kyril, THANKS for straight scoop on Linux (1+ / 0-)
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    Nina Katarina

    Within the last couple of days, a Kossite posted a well-intentioned diary that claimed that a number of Linux-based packages could be used to provide safety from NSA info-grabbing.  I knew the info was wrong, but lacked the geekdom to reply meaningfully.  Would you consider turning this comment into a diary to warn/inform Kossites who may have considered that diary credible enough to act on?

    •  The suggestions given were actually pretty good (2+ / 0-)
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      AoT, CroneWit

      They were primarily about securing your communications, not your computer itself.

      The thing is, they had little or nothing to do with Linux. Tor is cross-platform. Most of the other software is either cross-platform or browser-based. You can secure your communications just as effectively on a Windows system as on a Linux system.

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 01:52:39 PM PDT

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