Bush got his warrantless wiretapping bill
but now what is he going to do with it? There's a shortage of Arabic speakers
in the Baghdad embassy of all places and there's also a shortage of translators of other languages like Urdu.
I suspect they're going to concentrate on things like peace activists and political opponents, after all that's what they've spent a lot of time on over the years. It's easy, you don't have to use a translator and it's politically advantageous. The lack of oversight will also be a boon to the stalkers and crooks that have landed a government job. I'm glad I don't have a hostile ex husband working in the FBI.
If you're working on a Democratic campaign, I'd recommend Gnupg
to encrypt your private files and email. Tor
is useful when you want to keep your internet address confidential - don't let the opposition know you're already in New Hampshire when they think you're at home in Illinois.
Keep an eye on what's running on your computer. Use Process Explorer
to investigate the running programs. Once you know what your basic machine looks like, you can get rid of spyware and keyloggers. Also run Rootkit Revealer
to find hidden programs that could also be keyloggers. This advice will protect you from identity thieves as well.