"I made the mistake most Americans and other residents of
nations where the rule of law is faithfully applied will make: I
assumed that a warrant would be needed to get at me and my machine.
In some nations, no such safeguards are guaranteed. Faced with that
prospect, even a well-secured Linux machine can be a beacon that
says "here I am" to government crack-downs where property and even
personal safety are not a given.
"So I did a litte digging and, Oscar and everyone else, it turns
out that Linux is indeed a better-suited operating system for
keeping information flowing even when the powers that be might
object. The trick, which I failed to mention in my first reply to
Oscar, is anonymizing your traffic so that no one knows from where
in the world you are sending."