Showing results for tag "privacy"

Privacy in the Face of NSA Abuse

Real world privacy is perhaps more valuable today than ever before.

The Devolution of Financial Privacy

It’s no surprise to anyone paying attention that the pace in which financial privacy is evolving worldwide is accelerating. And unfortunately for the worse.

A New “Global Standard” Takes Shape

Why would the US government go through all the enormous trouble of implementing FATCA if it’s going to bring in a meager amount of money? Plus, the International Man weekly update.

An Avalanche of New Regulations You Need to Know About

There is an avalanche on the horizon. It will bury you alive unless you take steps to protect yourself (i.e. second passport, offshore bank account). Plus, the International Man weekly update.

Are they reading your most intimate communication?

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.

Guilty Til Proven Innocent

A recent Asset Diversification thread at the IM Forum addresses the choices and difficulties involved in sending funds overseas from the US. In today’s piece, Linda Card explores some of the possible legal ramifications of such transactions. As she reveals, we may not be fully aware of the costs of our innocent actions.

The Real Price of “Free” Online Services

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…

Your Online Privacy Plan

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.

How to Use the Internet in “Stealth Mode”

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.

Why is the US Government Allowed to Legally Read Private Emails Abroad?

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…

Why Does Hollywood Want to Kill Your Business?

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.

Is Uncle Sam Reading Your Email?

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.

The Case for E-Mail Diversification

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.

Is Online Privacy Dead?

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.