Enemy of the [Surveillance] State
Bonus Episode 1 - Special Announcement and Private Email Service

Bonus Episode 1 - Special Announcement and Private Email Service

April 2, 2020

In this first bonus episode, I make a couple of important announcements and introduce you to a private, secure email service that I recommend you use to replace Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, or whatever else you may be using. That service is ProtonMail. The website addresses their commitment to privacy and security:

We are scientists, engineers, and developers drawn together by a shared vision of protecting civil liberties online. This is why we created ProtonMail, an easy to use secure email service with built-in end-to-end encryption and state of the art security features. Our goal is to build an internet that respects privacy and is secure against cyberattacks.

We are committed to developing and widely distributing the tools necessary to protect your data online. Our team combines deep mathematical and technical knowledge from the world's top research institutions with expertise in building easy to use user interfaces. Together, we are building the encrypted communication technologies of the future.


You can check out (and sign up for) ProtonMail at https://protonmail.com

To read about some of the things that make PM my first choice for email, check out https://protonmail.com/blog/zero-access-encryption

 

Enemy of the [Surveillance] State is written, produced, and narrated by C. Mitchell Shaw and is listener supported — No ads. No compromise. If you are interested in supporting the show, check out https://www.patreon.com/EnemyOfSurveillance — Anything you can do is greatly appreciated. This show takes a lot of time, money, and some talent. Please consider supporting.

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07 - Constitutional Lawyer Joe Wolverton and the EARN IT Act

07 - Constitutional Lawyer Joe Wolverton and the EARN IT Act

March 29, 2020

This week, I have as my guest Constitutional lawyer, writer, and popular YouTuber, Joe Wolverton. We discuss the EARN IT Act and how it is an attack on encryption, how the surveillance hawks always package their anti-privacy bills, the U.S. Constitution, and more.

Joe's YouTube channel — Teacher of Liberty —  can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIG6EvCd3gJVHt7C1qodYnA/videos

His article on the EARN IT Act: 

https://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/computers/item/35211-earn-it-act-bipartisan-bill-gives-government-backdoor-to-encrypted-data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) article on the act:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/congress-must-stop-graham-blumenthal-anti-security-bill

Tech Crunch article on William Barr's attack on encryption:

https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/23/william-barr-consumers-security-risks-backdoors/

Lindsay Graham on the NSA employees being "patriots" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjBcMZwZq7c

Enemy of the [Surveillance] State is written, produced, and narrated by C. Mitchell Shaw and is listener supported — No ads. No compromise. If you are interested in supporting the show, check out https://www.patreon.com/EnemyOfSurveillance — Anything you can do is greatly appreciated. This show takes a lot of time, money, and some talent. Please consider supporting.

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06 - Coronavirus and the Expansion of the Surveillance State

06 - Coronavirus and the Expansion of the Surveillance State

March 23, 2020

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 This week, I discuss how the Surveillance State is using the pretext of the Coronavirus pandemic to expand surveillance of citizens.

 

The soundclip at the beginning is from the movie, "What About Bob?"

Articles cited in this episode:

https://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/computers/item/35176-surveillance-state-seizes-coronavirus-pandemic-as-opportunity-to-expand

https://www.wnd.com/2020/03/mit-phd-reveals-sinister-theory-coronavirus/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/03/19/coronavirus-reality-check-yes-us-and-eu-governments-will-track-our-phones-get-used-to-it/#4dd42c411274

 

Enemy of the [Surveillance] State is written, produced, and narrated by C. Mitchell Shaw.

Theme song was created by Michael Leavitt.

 

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05 - Mobile Device Privacy with Purism’s Todd Weaver

05 - Mobile Device Privacy with Purism’s Todd Weaver

March 16, 2020

This week, I am joined by a special guest, Todd Weaver who because of his dedication to privacy, started a company called Purism making computers and now a phone that respect and protect your privacy. We discuss mobile privacy, how to protect it, and more.

 I’ve been following Purism for years now, watching the company grow and keep promises of creating top-of-the-line devices that protect privacy. As an active advocate — and practical practitioner — of privacy, I have had to hack the heck out of my devices to make them privacy-friendly. Purism’s goal is to make privacy convenient. And they are doing it. If you are considering a new phone or laptop, be sure to put them on the list of companies you check out.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I HAVE NO RELATIONSHIP AT ALL WITH PURISM. I WAS NOT COMPENSATED IN ANY WAY FOR RECOMMENDING THEM. I BELIEVE IN WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND RECOMMEND THEM BASED ON THAT. PRIVACY MATTERS AND PURISM KEEPS IT FRONT AND CENTER OF ALL THEY DO. 

www.puri.sm

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The original music theme song was composed and recorded by Michael Leavitt.

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04 - Michael Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center — Constitutional Issues with Secret Surveillance of Citizens

04 - Michael Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center — Constitutional Issues with Secret Surveillance of Citizens

March 9, 2020

This week, special guest Michael Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center and I discuss the Constitutional issues surrounding the Surveillance State and its secret programs, as well as ways to combat the Surveillance State at your local level. 

His book and other great information can be found at his website:

www.michaelmaharrey.com

Info about Stingrays (mentioned in the episode) can be found at:

https://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/item/21482-police-departments-use-secret-tool-to-spy-on-mobile-phones

Find out more about the Tenth Amendment Center at: 

www.tenthamendmentcenter.com

Enemy of the [Surveillance] State is written, produced, and narrated by C. Mitchell Shaw.

Theme song was composed and recorded by Michael Leavitt.

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03 - Browsing the Web Securely and Privately

03 - Browsing the Web Securely and Privately

March 1, 2020

 

This week, I discuss how to browse the Web securely and privately, as well as which browsers and extensions I recommend and those I recommend you avoid like the plague.

Windows 10— including IE/Edge — is spyware designed to harvest your data.

So now are Windows 7 and 8.

Apple Keeps Deleted Safari History — even in "Private Browsing" mode.

I recommend the Brave Browser. Here is the story behind it. 

In this week's episode, I made a reference to The Cathedral and the Bazaar.

Browser add-ons / plug-ins / extensions I recommend:

HTTPS Everywhere

Privacy Badger

NoScript

For even more private browsing:

Tor Browser

The best private operating system (used by Ed Snowden to communicate with journalists)

Tails

Enemy of the [Surveillance] State is written, produced, and narrated by C. Mitchell Shaw.

Theme song was composed and recorded by Michael Leavitt.

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02 - How Encryption Protects Privacy and Why You Should Use It For Everything

02 - How Encryption Protects Privacy and Why You Should Use It For Everything

February 21, 2020

This week, I discuss encryption and how it protects your privacy. I also discuss the War on Encryption and the types of encryption I recommend you use and the types I recommend you avoid.

Sound clips used in this episode come from the following: 

The Daily Conversation March 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjvX5zq7BXg 

March 2013 Senator Wyden Questions ODNI Clapper 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwiUVUJmGjs 

Links to the services I discuss and recommend in this week's episode:

Signal text app

ProtonMail

SpiderOak

(I did not name this in the episode, but for encrypting hard drives, USB sticks, and more try VeraCrypt)

And for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux, I use Ubuntu Linux on all my computers. 

 

Enemy of the [Surveillance] State is written, produced, and narrated by C. Mitchell Shaw.

Theme song was created by Michael Leavitt.

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01 - Why Surveillance Matters Even If You Have Nothing To Hide

01 - Why Surveillance Matters Even If You Have Nothing To Hide

February 7, 2020

In this episode, I deal with the question you’ve all heard and some of you may have even asked: “Why should I care about mass digital surveillance, if I have nothing to hide?” 

The answer is simple — the question is wrong. The right question is: “What do you have that is worth protecting?” 

The episode covers data-mining and data analysis and how the aggregation of data can be used to create a startlingly accurate profile of you that knows you better than you may know yourself and can even be used to predict your future actions and choices. 

Sound clip one is from Ed Snowden’s 2014 interview with "NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams. 

Sound clip two is from Kansas City’s 41 Action News’ report, “Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks.” 

 

Enemy of the [Surveillance] State is written, produced, and narrated by C. Mitchell Shaw.

Theme song was created by Michael Leavitt.

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