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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mozilla team-up with Tor to improve internet privacy. Is it real? Is it worth is?

The internet browser Mozilla is teaming up with Tor to give internet users greater security online. The new Polaris project is designed to combat internet censorship and make NSA like intrusion’s a thing of the past.
Edward Snowden’s revelations concerning the extent of the National Security Agency’s spying on the general public, hit computer and internet enthusiasts hard. A poll conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the internet company Mozilla last month, found that three quarters of those surveyed feel that their personal information on the web is less secure than it was one year ago.
Mozilla, which is responsible for the Firefox browser, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is looking to regain the public’s trust again by enlisting the help of Tor, which is a popular software tool designed to protect online anonymity. Tor, which is an acronym for ‘The Onion Router,’ works by bouncing its way randomly around servers, which are manned by volunteers around the globe. This makes it significantly more difficult for surveillance companies to keep track of ones online movements.
Tor has had so much success that one top secret NSA document described it as being the, “the king of high-secure, low-latency internet anonymity,” which was reported by the Guardian in October 2013. The agency admits they are at a loss at how to try and decode the identity of a user in response to a specific request.
Apart from added privacy, Mozilla will also offer a ‘Forget button,’ which will allow users to not have their browsing history recorded. Users can select to forget the last five minutes, or last 24 hours and leave no trace that they were ever on the internet, the technology news site VentureBeat reports.

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Whether this is true or not, or just another back door to your computer for the NSA, that's something you will have to look into yourself. Personally, it's hard to trust any of them since so many bowed to the demands of the state lately.
But any help we can get to secure our "privacy", should be a good thing...Question now is, is this real or just another facebook like fa├žade to keep tabs on us?
Facebook was a great social media tool, we thought it was private if we wanted our pages to be so, but now we know different.
It's not just the NSA, everybody does it, any organisation or individual who wants to snoop on ya can do it by simply following you on facebook or access any other site.
True, that for every snoop there is a counter to it, but the problem is, you have to be extremely good at knowing how to do it or to access the info on those who snoop on ya.
For example, someone made the stupidest of claims against someone, the most ridiculous and even comedic, yet, instead of seeing it as such, the lawyer of that person tried to access the facebook page of the one which the accusation was made against, searching for something to get against them...claiming they had the right to do it...they only have to click follow, you say something and it could be taken out of context, for their own benefit.....
The point is, anyone can do it, one does not have to be an expert to access anyone's information, where they live, their lives and what their frigging sexual fantasies are....

Mozilla might be honest about it, but eventually, there will be a way around it...
If we want to be safe, and have a private life, don't put any info in the internet, I would go further and say...stay off the internet....
There is no other way...for now.

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