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Proxy server. Communication between two computers (shown in grey) connected through a third computer (shown in red) acting as a proxy.

Proxy server

Note that Bob doesn't know whom the information is going to, which is why proxies can be used to protect privacy. Types of proxy[edit] A proxy server may reside on the user's local computer, or at various points between the user's computer and destination servers on the Internet. Government Internet Surveillance Starts With Eyes Built in the West. What has long been an EFF issue is once again making headlines.

Government Internet Surveillance Starts With Eyes Built in the West

In recent days, the world is seeing damning reports of authoritarian regimes spying on their citizens using American- and European-made surveillance technologies, with new evidence emerging from Bahrain, Libya, Syria, and Thailand. Last week, Bloomberg reported on Bahrain’s use of Nokia-Siemens surveillance software to intercept messages and gather information on human rights activists, resulting in their arrest and torture. A Wall Street Journal article published this week alleges the use of products in Libya created by the French company Amesys and the South African firm VASTech SA Pty Ltd. Mrs. Kroes: Will You Let Them Control the Net? Today, European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, met1 with the CEOs of corporations acting towards more control over internet communications, to discuss the future of Internet policy.

Mrs. Kroes: Will You Let Them Control the Net?

After misleadingly pretending there is no problem with operators restricting Net neutrality, and her choice not to protect freedom of information online… will Mrs. Kroes let dominant actors alter Internet's architecture? During her confirmation hearing2 before the European Parliament, Commissioner Kroes made unequivocal statements against commercially motivated anti-Net-neutrality practices. One can wonder today if these words were just political rhetoric. In spite of her liberal stance, Commissioner Kroes now seems willing to let big companies control the network and its architecture to complete short-term economic goals at the expense of competition, innovation and freedoms online. Information Privacy. Online, in the workplace and in your health life, you cannot avoid privacy concerns.

Information Privacy

Identity theft, stolen credit cards, workplace surveillance, online medical records and other issues all touch on your rights as an individual to maintain privacy. The following list contains Web sites, articles and tools that you can use to learn about your rights as a U.S. citizen to your privacy, and how you can maintain that privacy through certain measures and with help from advocacy organizations.

Identity Theft Resource Center. Global Network Initiative human rights. Portable Edition. Your browser, your way... in your pocket™ Mozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you. - Support's development and hosting Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition works best with the Platform Also Available: Mozilla Firefox ESR, Portable Edition 24.x and Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition Beta Features.

Portable Edition

OpenPGP encrypt standard. The GNU Privacy Guard - Using the GNU Privacy Guard. GNU Privacy Guard. GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is a GPL Licensed alternative to the PGP suite of cryptographic software.

GNU Privacy Guard

GnuPG is compliant with RFC 4880, which is the current IETF standards track specification of OpenPGP. Current versions of PGP (and Veridis' Filecrypt) are interoperable with GnuPG and other OpenPGP-compliant systems. GnuPG is a part of the Free Software Foundation's GNU software project, and has received major funding from the German government.[3] History[edit] GnuPG is a system compliant to the OpenPGP standard, thus the history of OpenPGP is of importance; it was designed to interoperate with PGP, the email encryption program initially designed and developed by Phil Zimmermann.[5][6] Electronics research. Digital World Freedom.