Epic Privacy Browser Makes Surfing Ultra-Discreet

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germanogre

Once it becomes popular enough, the NSA or some other government agency will simply demand access. All the records will be turned over, and the system will be useless.

The only true privacy is face to face. Unless one is wearing Google Glass.

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limitbreaker

The pedophiles are having a field day with this one lol

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Bullwinkle J Moose

You sound very informed with inside info...

Why don't you have a seat over there

http://memegenerator.net/instance/37061253

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limitbreaker

lol some of those were actually funny

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AFDozerman

According to the latest Snowden leak, most encryption can be broken. What good does routing through a proxy do if the data itself can be torn wide open?

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pastorbob

Well, so far I am quite impressed. It does block 90% of the B.S. popups and ads that I have to tolerate with other browsers. And the response/load times are fast. Time and use will tell.

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Ninjawithagun

Ultimately, this tool is useless. Your ISP keeps a log for each of it's customers. This log contains your assigned IP address (your modem is assigned this address) along with all of the website IP addresses that you have accessed and the associated date and time. The problem is not with your computer browser. The problem is with the invasion of privacy by your ISP, in which not much can be done. For this very reason, internet cafes should make a rebound in the near future. Tough to track what you do on the web if it's from a public computer. Just don't use any of your personal accounts or logins when using one :D

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USraging

According to what the post said it uses a proxy server as a go between. Which means that the only ip that is logged is the proxy server ip.

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AFDozerman

The problem with the part referring to the proxy is that it doesn't mention if that data going back and forth between proxy server and user is encrypted or if it is, what encryption scheme is being used. Who's to say they can't just toss out their nets and go fishing between proxy and user?

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vrmlbasic

How do we know that Hidden Reflex isn't storing all the data that they proxy and sending it off to the feds? Do we know that this venture is "legit"?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

They don't need to

Your data is stored under current laws by the ISP's and closed source Operating Systems while they are prevented from disclosing "Most" of what they are doing under those same laws

It is completely irrelevant at this point if your browser is storing your info or not and you are now seeing several software companies claiming to protect your privacy while at the same time your privacy is completely gone by other means

It just a new scam to give you an illusion of privacy

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Ninjawithagun

@ Bullwinkle - WELL SAID! Read my post above and I give a little more specific info on what it is that the ISP tracks and stores. This can also apply to cellular carriers as it requires the assignment of a unique ID to your phone in order to access the data and voice networks. The carriers are able to log and track all cellular data transactions (text messaging, internet browsing, etc), phone numbers dialed and calls received.

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whitneymr

they can treat paranoia now a days you? ;-}

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Ninjawithagun

I know I'm not paranoid. However, I do believe that tech-stupid folks need to be educated a lot more about modern technology and the implications of it's ever growing use. I for one, don't give a rat's ass about someone looking at my personal data information. The plain fact of the matter is that I have nothing to hide, so paranoia is 'null' concern to me. The worst that could happen is the snoopers would die from boredom looking at my information :D

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fung0

What's worth hiding is open to redefinition - by the people doing the snooping. This week, maybe you're legit. That doesn't mean you can afford to be unconcerned.

Also, even if you personally are (currently) of no interest to the snoopers, your placid bubble of security is safeguarded to a large degree by people who do have 'something to hide' from the authorities. Journalists, activists, protesters, even politicians who dare diverge from the mainstream... their activities help keep you free and secure.

It's not 'paranoia,' learning to swim *before* the floodwaters reach your chin.

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PCWolf

What Firefox should have been. Well, it can get very close if you set it up that way, since a lot of these features in firefox are OFF by default. Such as "Wiping all data" when you close the browser, & not accepting 3rd party cookies. But while this new browser may keep privacy in mind, how good is it with security?

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Gameaholic1337

But how do I download the installer without "them" knowing I downloaded it?

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ZX9RDan89

But... I will know I downloaded it. And when the "Feds" scan my brain... Quick! Where's the tin foil?

My Opinion Doesn't Matter.