Personal Cloud (was: Did Ed Snowden do the right thing?)
nathan at nmecs.com
Tue Jun 11 10:46:19 MDT 2013
On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:04:39 AM John Shaver 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. :)
I'm thinking initially we need to find a country that is nuetral and does not require
ISPs to turn over information. I actually looked into this about a year ago and I wanted
to put a server in Switzerland. A man at my church is from Switzerland and was going
to put me in contact with his brothers, who still live there, so I could ship a computer
to them to put in their house. I dropped the ball and never got around to it... boy I
could be seriously ahead of the game here if I hadn't!!!
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