Oct. 18, 2021

Global surveillance, VPNs, and Tor w/ Smuggler

Wondering how global surveillance could realistically work, or how VPNs can play a role in your privacy? This episode, we're sitting down with Smuggler to chat about global surveillance, a realistic look at VPNs (and Tor!), and his journey as a cypherpunk.


Wondering how global surveillance could realistically work, or how VPNs can play a role in your privacy? This episode, we're sitting down with Smuggler to chat about global surveillance, a realistic look at VPNs (and Tor!), and his journey as a cypherpunk.

More about Smuggler:

Smuggler's recommended tools to Opt Out:

  • Cash
  • Glasses and mask for physical privacy
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Shipping containers as a Faraday cage
  • Voice masking technology

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Smuggler

Cryptoanarchist

Cryptoanarchist for 20 years. Privacy extremist and crypto absolutist. Founder of anarplex.net, co-founder of TAZ0 and co-host of Cypherpunk Bitstream Podcast. Author: Second Realm – Book on Strategy, Dropgangs – future of darknet markets, Aristocracy of Action, The Treasure that is Privacy, The New Age of Intelligence. Operator of anonymous remailers, darknet hangouts and the longest running darknet IRC. Developer of privacy enhancing technologies. Covert communications specialist, security consultant. Co-founder of Cryptohippie VPN.