A Safe and Secure Router Option
If TOR is no longer a safe browser to use, how can you be sure that the information you are sending or researching is kept from government eyes? This is a question that many people within the United States want answered now, but it's really not a simple question to answer. In other words: this is a real problem.
Some Alternate Options
With the seizure of The Silk Road, it has become clear that no site or browser or server (since the F.B.I is working to access servers used by The Silk Road too) is safe from the eyes of government officials seeking information. So, what can you do if you want to research something or send a secure message?
You can start by making sure that all of your messages are encrypted. You can then try to find a hosting company that won't give away your log-in details if the F.B.I comes knocking – but, hey, that's really a rare thing that's not bound to happen. Really, there's not much that can be done.
But, there might be one gadget-like option.
One way I've found to get around prying eyes is the Occupy.Here router. This router works along the same idea as the network that John McAfee wants to set up (that info can be found on this blog too). As the project's site explains, the Occupy.Here router is a “LAN island in an archipelago of affiliated websites.”
That's an interesting concept all on its own, and the Occupy.Here router seems to be one really effective way of keeping conversations private. Basically, anyone that's near an Occupy.Here router can connect to that network via smartphone or laptop (or other device), and that network is completely secure (according to the company).
You can check out additional details on the Occupy.Here website – worth looking into if you want a completely secure network option. This router has a lot of potential, and it's already being used by some major companies so take a look.
Additional Choice: A Safe and Secure Router Option
Otherwise, it's going to be somewhat tough to find a network or server or hosting company that's completely secure. Some thought that The Silk Road would never crumble, and that theory has been shot out of the water. Our world is getting smaller as far as security online goes – what's next?
As companies fight against government requests for private user information, more and more devices like the Occupy.Here router will likely show up. For now, though, options are rather limited.
Know of anything like the Occupy.Here router? Got some other method of keeping things secure? Please let me know what you think below.