Just by coincidence I past the Apple store in Amsterdam today to ask for a new battery for my laptop. Out of curiosity I tried to acces my own server over SSH, the tor website and the Tails website. (Tails is a operating system you can download and run from a USB stick providing some of the best anonymity tools available today)
I guess that Apple really looks after its customers and doesn’t want them to get in trouble because it was all blocked… I made a quick screen cast of this tiny experiment.
Joy and angriness aside… what does todays revelation mean for all the people I advised to download Tor at the Privacy Cafe?
Downloading Software Safely Is Nearly ImpossiblePosted on March 3, 2014 by snackypantsLet’s say you have a brand-new Windows laptop and you’re just oh, so happy. You’re pretty sure the NSA did not interdict it during shipment, and thus that it comes only with the flaky goatware Microsoft, Lenovo, and any number of Lenovo’s business partners intended for it to have. Now all you need is an SSH client so that you can connect to your Linux machines, and all will be peachy. Here is how to get an SSH client.