Sunday, March 23, 2014

exploring the darknet and more

darknet (or 'privacy network') systems:
To get you started, here is the link for the Hidden Wiki. This is where most people start their journey.


Namecoin is creating a higher quality 'darknet' which cannot be censored, through the power of virtual currency. .bit web surfer for google chrome

dot-bit-proxy-extension for google chrome

There is a lot of confusion in the media about this topic. Firstly, the darknet is sometimes confused with the deep web. The deep web refers to all parts of the internet which cannot be indexed by search engines, and so can't be found using Google searches. Expert estimates suggests that this deep web is hundreds of times larger than the 'surface web' (i.e. the internet you can get to from Google), leading to a certain amount of hysteria in some quarters. In fact the deep web includes large databases, libraries and members only websites which are not available to the general public. Most of the deep web is composed of academic resources maintained by universities, and contains nothing sinister whatsoever. Alternative search engines are available which are able to access parts of the deep web. One example of this which is aimed at the academic community is

Disconnect: open source extension makes the web more private, secure, faster

>> 51 free tools to stay invisible on the internet

IRC (internet relay chat) - a tool to connect you with people on the internet

Resources: 01, 02

Monday, March 10, 2014

android privacy options

cyanogenmod with privacy guard - Granular control over permissions for each app with a simplified control interface

or openpdroid, or both. the cool thing about openpdroid is that you can spoof location requests too. also, i don't think any other privacy app allows you to block requests to sim and imei info

I believe XPrivacy looks more promising than OpenPDroid. First of all Xposed Framework feels easier to integrate - no need to mess with full-fledged ROM embedding, just light patch to the Dalvik and reboot.

Info originally from this article