Personal Cloud (was: Did Ed Snowden do the right thing?)
nlbarker at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 10:22:53 MDT 2013
Since this thing blew up I have been thinking about the personal cloud
thing as well. I think it is a good selling point.
On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:15 PM, Ryan Moore <paniclater at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
> > 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
> > > 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
> > 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
> > processing can be monitored by the hosting environment.
> > I'm wondering if any others have put much thought into this, or
> > their own? I don't really have a question, it just seems like an
> > interesting topic for discussion. :)
> > -John
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