AFTER THE FRACAS with the Chinese about Google’s refusal to filter its search results behind the “Great Firewall,” they decided to give its millions of users worldwide HTTPS (HyperText Transmission Protocol Secured) access by default. What does this mean? Well, all of your data communications between GMail’s servers and your computer is encrypted so that anyone eavesdropping will say, “what the heck is this useless gobbledygook?” Once again, Google takes the lead against its rivals (Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, et al) where it matters the most.
Since we’re talking about SECURITY, I’d suggest you take a peek at the OpenBSD project that’s based in Western Canada. It’s an open source Unix-like Operating System (O/S) that’s hailed by many as the MOST SECURE O/S on the planet. It shares a lot of similarities with the NetBSD and FreeBSD projects (which came to life from some of the greatest Computer Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley…BSD = Berkeley Software Distribution), but focuses fanatically on SECURITY. Heck, it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE to hack into a computer system running OpenBSD. Hackers just move on to something that’s a lot easier to compromise — like Windows. Oh, isn’t Puffy, the OpenBSD mascot, a cutie? Don’t mess with him though…he’s armed and dangerous — to hackers. Not even the CIA, FBI or NSA can hack into an OpenBSD system!!!
BTW, the US government secretly envies China for its tight control over its “citizens.” Don’t think for one moment that CIA/NSA/FBI attempts (Carnivore, Echelon, Clipper, et al) to invade your privacy is a laughing matter. The majority of Westerners are so fuc#ing naive most of the time simply because they “elect” their leaders. After watching The Obama Deception documentary (download it for offline viewing via ClipNabber) on YouTube, I really don’t know if “democracy” is all it’s crack up to be.
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