Online Censorship/rights/freedom (Tech, Philosophy, Whatever; General Discussion)
***IMPORTANT- NO discussing of torrents, illegal downloading/p2p, or otherwise 'gray' things in this area! All programs listed are for encryption/security (and all are 'free beer' - most are 'free mind'/Gnu ) ****
Alrighty, for the past ~day+half, i've been pretty idle due to injury (crotch boil ), and sitting at the computer. Following true 'wiki-hole' logic, from teh starting point of 'internet censorship in china' wiki article, I ended up reading on, downloading/configuring, and just playing in general w/ all kinds of cool tech security programs/tools/etc. VERY fascinating stuff!!
I was wondering if anyone else is into this kind of thing? Which areas interest you?
I config'd/played w/ tons of interesting stuff (pgg/otr for comm, spotflux/Tor/hamachi/IceWeasel for browsing, truecrypt and cryptophane for system locking/encryption, and probably twice as many things I cannot remember right now)
[note: anything i mention is, again, from the most noobish POV, so plz god do not think that anything i've mentioned actually does offer you true anonymity/security lol, your guess is as good as mine whether it does or doesn't in practice! This is a fun/theoretical thing for me, nothing more]
Am still in noob-fascination mode at this entire area, and still gotta sit down til this boil is gone - anyone else mess with this stuff?