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Learn to Browse the Web more Securely/Privately

  • Sep 14, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • London Pub Co (Back Room)

We all love the internet and we should be able to use it in confidence without anyone eavesdropping on our searches, emails, chats and everything else in between. Unfortunately this isn’t the case and it’s getting worse.

We are now living in a digital age…a time where everything you do online is being tracked and can be used against you in the future. Everytime you do something online you're creating what is called a digital footprint and it’s carefully carving out the details of your aspirations, interests, fears in terms of your personality and character to online entities like Facebook and Google.

As a survivalist and prepper what I do to ‘prepare’ is no one’s business. This includes any government. The nature of ‘prepping’ periodically touches on dark topics. As such I would feel more confident being able to freely research anything without the stigma of a corporate or government entity recording everything I do online. There’s a good reason why there are so many ‘lone ranger’ preppers out there that wish to remain anonymous in the public eye and they do so diligently. However, most of them fail when it comes to anonymity online – their primary researching tool.

How the government can see everything you do online: Investigative Powers for the 21st Century or simply IP21C is Canada’s Big Brother Law which gives officials superior Internet surveillance powers on Canadian citizens…to watch what we do online.

The IP21C aims to mandate Canadian ISPs to implement monitoring capabilities of its subscribers, force Canadian ISPs to disclose subscriber's PII, such as names, addresses, and the like, and it grants the police much broader powers in obtaining transmission data while requiring ISPs to preserve the data (source).

The IP21C is only the tip of the iceberg where online privacy is concerned. We’ll be looking at other laws and ‘secret’ powers that governments have which make what do online completely available for any government entity to see.

How organizations can see everything you do online: There is a surprising amount of ways that Google can monitor what you do. And the truth is that they do record everything.

Your Google searches can be legally requested.

Bad Google Employees can use your personal information.

Your information can be compromised through hacking

...and I'm just talking about Google. Organizations like Facebook have their own agenda where your personal information is concerned.

Learn to Browse the Web more Securely/Privately: With all that said I'm going to show you how to browse the web, send email and otherwise research online in a secure and private manner that's completely anonymous. There are many techniques but not all of them are completely 100% reliable. I'll go through all of them (step by step) to show you how to get set-up correctly.

Feel free to bring your laptop (although not required) as we'll be showcasing a few different computer hardware products and software. 

What you do online is your business. Your personal interest in survival and prepping online shouldn't be 'monitored' by anyone because it's no one's business but your own.

Following this event I will be demonstrating a steam powered motor.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    this is a good quick read on how you can be tracked by your cell. recall a few q's came up at the pub, so am posting...

    October 10, 2013

  • Bryan

    Thanks Che -- your computer scrap pile looks much like mine.

    September 17, 2013

  • Karen S.

    Great info - thanks Che!!

    September 15, 2013

  • S. JD W.

    Thanks again Che for a very informative and once again useful and valuable meet!! Well done!!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Colleen

    Thanks Che! That was very informative!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Liz C.

    I would like to attend, but can't make it before 5:00pm as I teach classes on Saturdays. Let me know if there is a chance to delay it a little, or at the very least, to do some kind of summary so I don't miss a lot of it. Good topic.

    2 · August 26, 2013

    • Karen S.

      You are amazing - thanks so much! Greatly appreciated.

      1 · September 13, 2013

    • Che

      Oh no worries, I'll save the good stuff until you get there :)

      1 · September 13, 2013

  • Terri H.

    Still wondering if there is anyone travelling from Toronto that can provide transport. I will gladly contribute towards gas and promise not to change the station on the radio. Much appreciated!

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Terri H.

    This is a very timely topic and I would love to attend, but need a ride. Is there anyone coming from Toronto that could provide transport to and from this event? I live in North York but can take TTC to a convenient meeting place. Will contribute to gas and promise not to touch the radio dial. Thank you!

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • John L

    i'll try to make it...this interests me as well

    1 · August 25, 2013

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