Personal Cloud (was: Did Ed Snowden do the right thing?)

Ryan Moore paniclater at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 10:15:08 MDT 2013


On this topic, is anyone familiar with how TOR or Tails could be affected
by PRISM or other surveillance techniques?



On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 10:04 AM, John Shaver <bobjohnbob at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Joshua Marsh <joshua at themarshians.com
> >wrote:
>
> >  about all this, it reminded me of Phil Whindley's Key note at
> > OWC. His talk wasn't primarily about security, but more along the lines
> of
> > the need to have your own personal cloud. I love the idea of owning your
> > own data, storing it in a place that you alone control, and using your
> own
> > safe guards. Then if the government wanted it, I'd be the person they
> were
> > asking.
> >
>
> I have thought of this on many occasions and how it would be best to go
> about this.  In particular, host my own email and DNS seems a good place to
> start.  However how can you truly self host this?
>
> Typically you would need to host this with a hosting services of some
> kind.  If you host it from your home internet connection, you're still
> using an ISP that can be subpenaed for information.
>
> If you are hosting with hosting service, you can encrypt your drives and
> data, but you would need to avoid virtualization, as memory and other data
> processing can be monitored by the hosting environment.
>
> I'm wondering if any others have put much thought into this, or implemented
> their own?  I don't really have a question, it just seems like an
> interesting topic for discussion. :)
>
> -John
>
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