05 August 2013

How Cory Doctorow Gets Around Airport censorship and NSA snooping

Cory shares his recommendations--

Tech Essentials: How Cory Doctorow Gets Around - WSJ.com: "Airport Wi-Fi is costly, slow and often heavily censored. I get around this by setting up my Android phone to share its cellular data connection as a Wi-Fi hot spot. Some wireless carriers around the world block this capability, but EasyTether ( mobile-stream.com ) circumvents this. . . . I rely on a proxy service called iPredator ( ipredator.se ), which routes my connection through an uncensored server in Sweden. . . .Lenovo Thinkpad X230 . . . I use Ubuntu ( ubuntu.com ), a free operating system . . ." (read more at link above)

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Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
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Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
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Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Mike Isaac
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