Good day, Hugh,
I recently switched over to TOR as my web browser. I am now using Proton mail as my email address, and I now use Signals as my SMS text messenger. My bases are covered. These are also recommended actions by Snowden himself:
- TOR sends your search through a relay of servers, making it extremely difficult to find your true IP Address.
- Proton mail is an encrypted server that prevent your messages from being intercepted.
- Signals is an app that prevents text messages to other persons, other than the person you sent the message to, from being read.
Why do I care? I am aware the government, through the NSA and more specifically the PRISM program, is compiling a comprehensive database. Because billions of phone calls, text messages, and emails are recorded each week. There is no denial of this. The facts are on public record.
To put it simply, my Internet decisions should only be privy to the Creator and myself. My personal morality and self beliefs are guided by something deeper than the current political party and their new laws. The founding fathers built this nation and this Constitution on their faith in God. That is personal belief.
I would also like to address the lack of apathy in the general public. Between the writers of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, there exists two camps: Orwell’s position is that the threat of fear and punishment will put man in permanent servitude. Huxley beliefs are that the abundance of sources, of desire, and of pleasure will leave the masses in a state of permanent sleep. I believe that both are going on, subjecting the masses to complacency and inaction.
To the readers: Wake up now and take appropriate steps to preserve your freedom and integrity. God bless – Sheepdog and son