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Linux as Messenger of Freedom

Jun 30, 2009, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)


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"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."

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