How to opt out of the NSA’s spying program

With all of the News reports about The NSA PRISM program, many computer and phone users are wondering if there is something one can do to reduce government intrusion without going completely black.

  This article we help you get started making your information more secure.

OptOut

Nine leading U.S. companies have been scrutinized since a Washington Post report published last week claimed they were collaborating with the NSA program PRISM. The report implicates Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple with providing the U.S. government access to users emails, documents, audio and video chats, photos, documents, and connection logs.

While those companies scramble to recover from these accusations, issuing quick public statements denying the claims and reminding us how much they care about user privacy, another website has quickly emerged to inform users of alternatives to these services. At prism-break.org, self-described interface designer Peng Zhong has published a simple and easily navigable chart to show more private and secure alternatives to the services that were alleged to have cooperated with the government program.

The list is quite comprehensive, ranging from operating systems to ecommerce services to collaboration. Although some options, such as Ubuntu Linux and Bitcoin, are already widely known, the site brings to light many more privacy-focused services that a lot of users may not have been aware of.

Read More How to opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s spying program.

How to Opt-Out

Are you concerned about NSA‘s PRISM surveillance system? Here’s a way to opt out of government monitoring online. It’s easy!

Just use the PRISM Break guide and convert to alternative browsers, operating systems and programs in lieu of the many proprietary applications many of us have become so accustomed to using on a day to day basis.

For example, instead of Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet explorer use GNUzilla IceCatGNU version of FirefoxMozilla FirefoxOpen source browser or Tor Browser BundleEncrypted.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation have provided a comprehensive list of exactly what applications are being monitored by the NSA’s PRISM program as well as a thoughtfully compiled list of alternatives if you’re really adamant about protecting your privacy on the internet.

Via  – ANIMAL.

 

Operating system

  • Apple OS X
  • Google Chrome OS
  • Microsoft Windows

Web browser

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

Web browser plugins

Web search

  • Google Search
  • Microsoft Bing
  • Yahoo! Search

DNS provider

  • Google Public DNS

Darknet

Online transactions

  • PayPal
  • Google Wallet

Email services

  • Gmail
  • Outlook
  • Yahoo! Mail

Read More http://prism-break.org/

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