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Real world privacy is perhaps more valuable today than ever before.
In light of sweeping revelations about the email, telephone, and internet surveillance activities of the NSA, it's time to take a look at FATCA's implications for personal electronic privacy and the growing power of the US intelligence agencies' global surveillance state.
Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know that the US has traveled much further down the road of becoming a complete Orwellian surveillance state than even many had initially feared.
Keeping your digital presence under the jurisdiction of only one unfriendly country, such as the US, is not prudent strategy.
In the same manner in which you can offshore your business incorporation or your financial accounts, you can also internationalize your domain names. And it's easy.
Paul shows us how Bitcoin can be useful for the International Man and offers a guide on how to use them in the most anonymous way possible.
An often overlooked ingredient of internationalization is spreading your digital presence across multiple friendly jurisdictions and out of intrusive ones – like the United States.
Tor is arguably one of the most anonymous Internet anonymizers available. It can allow for secure and anonymous browsing if used properly.
Bitcoin's ultimate value is its ability to bypass government restrictions, including economic embargoes and capital controls, to transmit quasi-anonymous money to anyone anywhere.
It is concerning to see people contacting their offshore lawyers, real estate agents, investment professionals, bankers, etc. using their Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail account. Even more concerning is how many offshore professionals were using these free US email accounts themselves.
Choosing an email service often depends on the location, purpose, and paranoia of a person. In almost all instances, it is best to seek an email service outside of one's local jurisdiction.
Perhaps the greatest email myth of all is that email is secure.
Search engines, websites, email services, and more, all retain records of visitors' IP addresses. Overtime, IP records accrue into digital dossiers.
A 23-year old university student who lives in the United Kingdom who has never been to the US and runs a website with servers based in Sweden is facing extradition to the US for copyright infringement. How in the world could the United States government make a case against him, and enforce its laws against a foreign citizen like this? Because he used a .com domain name.
On May 9th, 2012, Queen Elizabeth II addressed the British Parliament and dealt a blow to the privacy of every person living in or visiting the UK.
With governments around the world increasing surveillance of their citizens, it is becoming ever urgent to take steps to protect one's privacy. An email is easily read by anyone who can intercept it along its route from sender to receiver. Encrypted email offers a much safer alternative. Guest author Aleksandr explains, and offers a free resource in the process.
In today's ever-more "connected" and online world, people have flocked to "free" services such as Facebook, Twitter and the like. But at what cost? Kyle Gonzales explores the issue and reveals some startling facts about what really happens to your online data...
It wouldn't be a stretch to say that privacy, at least in much of the Western world, is pretty much dead. Every day seems to bring a new assault on this most basic of human rights - whether it be to do business and hold bank accounts in another country without government influence, to travel from one place to another without in-depth tracking or simply to surf the Internet without government, business, and/or criminals keeping tabs on everything we do.
Thanks to advances in technology, there are now virtually no obstacles holding governments back from monitoring your every move. Kyle Gonzales comments on this chilling development, as well as what you can do to protect yourself.
A couple months ago, Kyle Gonzales showed us the loophole the US government is using to access some of the "privately stored" digital data of its citizens. Unfortunately, it's not just US citizens that have to watch out for Uncle Sam. As you'll soon discover, prying eyes are looking far beyond their borders, even across oceans...
For those that have followed IM for a while, you’ll likely have noticed two common themes driving the quest for internationalization. The first is opportunity. It’s no secret that many parts of the developed world have entered into a severe decline.
Those who are regular readers of International Man are familiar with the ever-increasing intrusions by the State into all aspects of life, including digital life. What some people may not be aware of, however, is that many governmental intrusions into the digital realm are not new but are innovative applications of pre-existing laws. Corporations such as Apple, Google, etc. are constantly creating new devices and software that improve our lives and ability to communicate. One drawback of such innovations is that governments are applying archaic communications laws designed for a previous technological era to spy on the activities of citizens today.
It should come as no surprise to our longer-term readers that International Man exists for two main reasons: 1) Living life as an International Man - treating the world as one big playground that offers virtually unlimited opportunities to achieve whatever you want. 2) Financial, personal and income diversification to limit jurisdictional risk. It's into this second category that today's feature article falls.
In today’s interview with privacy expert Paul Rosenberg, you’ll discover how to protect your information from online hackers, nosy businesses and intrusive government. Essential reading for all who use the Internet and especially for those who have internationalized and use the Internet as a way to manage their affairs across borders.
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