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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 8, 2013

Is Cryptography A Solution To Escape Surveillance Programs By Government?

After Snowden's expose of how the United States government monitors the activity of people around the world, there was an uproar about protecting one's privacy. People later learned that India too is all set to launch its own monitoring system - called Central Monitoring System (CMS) by the year end. With CMS, the government will be able to get access to all your personal information, including emails, text messages, instant messages, your data on social networks etc. So those who really care about keeping their data totally personal from Government's eyes, have been wondering if there's a way to escape these surveillance programs.

It looks like a lot of people are wondering whether encrypting their data is the right and effective way to achieve this. You can encrypt data and unless you know the exact mechanisms to decrypt it, no one can really see what's hidden.

What's your take on this?
Anoop Kumar
Anoop Kumar • Jul 8, 2013
Use Tor browser 😁. But internet speed goes down by to 10-20% and no flash support (Flash may steal your data)
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Jul 10, 2013
All your encrypted data will be decoded at any point of time I don't think that is a solution to this issue at all

But it can reduce the amount of data theft by the government to a great extent

But How many of us are great encrypters and once this becomes a trend Free encryption softwares will surface and that will eventually be wired to the Data hub of government

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