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Internet software pioneer John McAfee has announced that he will be launching a new company that will make the internet “impossible to hack” and says that he will be releasing a device that will prevent the NSA from Spying on you.

My new technology is going to provide a new type of Internet, a decentralized, floating and moving Internet that is impossible to hack, impossible to penetrate and vastly superior in terms of its facility and neutrality. It solves all of our security concerns,” McAfee said in a recent interview.

This includes security concerns in relation to government spying.

There will be no way (for the government) to tell who you are or where you are,” he said in an onstage interview with moderator Dan Holden at the inaugural C2SV Technology Conference + Music Festival. 

And if the U.S. government bans its sale, “I’ll sell it in England, Japan, the Third World. This is coming and cannot be stopped.”

http://intellihub.com/2013/09/30/john-mcafee-announces-plans-make-internet-impossible-hack-even-nsa/

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There have been devices like the Sabai router that be used in China for secure access through the Great Firewall of China. It requires proxy servers, encrypted vpn and encryption keys such that if one end is compromised, the data is still secure. McAfee may be about to bring a similar product to market.

In the interests of full disclosure, my (real-life, biological) brother owns this company. I use his software on a router of my own, but I am not using the vpn or security stuff beyond the usual tweaks and hardened settings for the servers behind the router. I got Microsoft and Novell certified in the 90's like lots of other people. I did server room admin of some sort for about 15 years, so I am reasonably well informed and not just endorsing this and reading from ad copy because I like my brother..
 

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If this works for the good honest people it will sadly work for the not so honest. What are the benefits if we all have them besides a lot less money in our pockets?
If the government wants me they know where to find me, they certainly don't need the internet. I don't indulge in illegal activities so as far as getting incarcerated for illegal activities on the internet or else where is null. If they want to jail me for any reason they can and most likely will without the need of reading my emails or spying on my other activities on the web. So, I don't see this new fangled thingamajig doing any good for anyone......except the criminals that have one or access to one.

It's sort like building the better Bomb, it depends on who has it.
 

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This technology has been around for a long time. It is actually free. Mcafee is just looking to cash in on something that already exists by commercializing it and making it high profile.
 

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Cartaphilus":xjrr5gli said:
If this works for the good honest people it will sadly work for the not so honest. What are the benefits if we all have them besides a lot less money in our pockets?
If the government wants me they know where to find me, they certainly don't need the internet. I don't indulge in illegal activities so as far as getting incarcerated for illegal activities on the internet or else where is null. If they want to jail me for any reason they can and most likely will without the need of reading my emails or spying on my other activities on the web. So, I don't see this new fangled thingamajig doing any good for anyone......except the criminals that have one or access to one.
While that is indeed true to some extent, there are legit cases for use of this sort of technology. Specifically people in countries that are truly repressive (China/N.Korea/some Middle East) can use the internet in this way and express themselves if not openly, at least they can write out their thoughts. There are also cases where a whistleblower might have an ethical obligation to bring things to light but fears for their own safety in doing so.

For as much as technology has exposed us and stripped our privacy, it is nice to know that technology can also give it back to some degree.
 

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I'm sorry, I can't see how making it easier for criminals to hide makes it any easier or better for anybody. I'm sorry about all the people for haven't the right's or freedoms we do but, making it easier for criminals to attack them isn't a answer.
 

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I hope his "new technology" works better than his crappy anti-virus program. :twisted: 
 

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Hermit":77di7qyg said:
I hope his "new technology" works better than his crappy anti-virus program.  :twisted: 
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Cartaphilus":y09072o3 said:
I'm sorry, I can't see how making it easier for criminals to hide makes it any easier or better for anybody. I'm sorry about all the people for haven't the right's or freedoms we do but, making it easier for criminals to attack them isn't a answer.
You could say that hand guns being legal only helps criminals, but there are cases where good people do need access to hand guns.

Allowing people to share ideas without sharing their identities ensures freedom of speech.

Most things that empower people also empower criminals to some degree. Personally, I adhere to the old message that those who would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
 

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It might be construed that way but, this is about NOT giving the criminal the weapon in the first place and giving the honest people something they don't need just to improve someones pocket book size.
 

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Tate":pxp5fjc0 said:
.......Specifically people in countries that are truly repressive (China/N.Korea/some Middle East).......
I suspect some years ago Russia might have been immediately highlighted as a 'repressive' regime. How times change. :scratch:

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Jers":7krr0f2f said:
Tate":7krr0f2f said:
.......Specifically people in countries that are truly repressive (China/N.Korea/some Middle East).......
I suspect some years ago Russia might have been immediately highlighted as a 'repressive' regime. How times change. :scratch:

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Those examples were not meant to be inclusive, just demonstrative.
 

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If this comes to market I will be glad. The thought of Big Brother knowing my business is quite ominous. There is no way this knowledge cannot be used for control. Very 1984ish.
 

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Cartaphilus":004t2vks said:
I'm sorry, I can't see how making it easier for criminals to hide makes it any easier or better for anybody. I'm sorry about all the people for haven't the right's or freedoms we do but, making it easier for criminals to attack them isn't a answer.
^^This.

My immediate thoughts are that I'm not comfortable with paedophile rings or terrorist organisations being able to avail of this level of encrypted security.

It is always going to be difficult when balancing an individual's right to privacy against public safety.

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But Jers, with the exception of one brief period, long ago, the privacy of the mail has never been sacrosanct in your country.

Until recently, it was here.

You did OK your way. But we did OK too.

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Fear sinks in its teeth at the softest point. Brains being what they are, good place to start.

So long as there's a villain, real, fake or made hyperbolic, there's someone gonna wanna protect us from something before it becomes a Supervillain. Thus, we can never be free if we keep thinking this way.

Am I more afraid of unknown pedophiles and terrorists or the creeping grasp from an unknown white knight always there just-in-time?

:shrug:

All seems the same to me.
 

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Kyle Weiss":mlcilagr said:
Fear sinks in its teeth at the softest point.
Putting on my protective codpiece :shock: 

I find it ironic that people who cry out for freedom and privacy (keep your hands off my guns, too much government trying to control me) would have an issue with this because it might be used by criminals and pedophiles. Sounds like something a conservative would accuse a liberal of (hook line and sinker, suckered in by the fear and/or sympathy card). Give up your freedom for protection? How liberal and socialist!

Shoe on other foot?
 

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*** JUST MY OPINION. JUST MY OPINION. JUST MY OPINION***

When the Feds and the Wealthy get every private conversation anyone in the US who uses the phone/email has into some sort of searchable database, who knows what the repercussions will be, but I think it's safe to say none of them will be good. This could mightily potentiate all the evils in society that already exist.

Bad time to have an Arabic name, that's for sure; perhaps a bad time to be a US citizen.

To have an effort that goes after all our information in the name of "protection" is wholly untenable, and may I say it, a looming evil.

Those that covet control and money are sure to use the power of this information in dark ways. Do you trust the powerful in Washington now? I will trust them far less when they know everything about me. They will twist what they find out into a very serviceable package to do what they will with us. Political murders have happened so many times before. How can anyone doubt what will happen here? At best many innocents will die, and the bodies will pile up over time.

American historians referred to the 20th century as the "American" century. This never happened. Between the end of WWII and sometime in the 1970s it was true, but it certainly is no longer true. Our society is in decline. This gathering/use of personal information could very well accelerate that decline.

Information, or how they information is regarded by the powerful, is a key part of the operation of a police state.

*** JUST MY OPINION. JUST MY OPINION. JUST MY OPINION***
 

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Tate":2os82lr7 said:
Cartaphilus":2os82lr7 said:
I'm sorry, I can't see how making it easier for criminals to hide makes it any easier or better for anybody. I'm sorry about all the people for haven't the right's or freedoms we do but, making it easier for criminals to attack them isn't a answer.
You could say that hand guns being legal only helps criminals, but there are cases where good people do need access to hand guns.  

Allowing people to share ideas without sharing their identities ensures freedom of speech.  

Most things that empower people also empower criminals to some degree.  Personally, I adhere to the old message that those who would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
Well said Tate, thank you.
 
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