The NSA is watching what you do. NSA spying on internet and phone activity is a scary thought. Luckily, here are five things you can do to stop the NSA from spying on your internet and phone activities.
1) Install Tor
Tor is a web client which makes your internet activity impossible to monitor by the NSA. Tor works by establishing several different access points between your computer and any website you access. If you use Tor, the NSA may see that monitored sites have been accessed, but will not be able to trace the info back to your computer. Tor can be slower, however, so you may need to sacrifice your internet speed for your security.
You can download Tor here.
2) Use Silent Circle on your phone
Silent Circle is an IOS app that blocks NSA surveillance on your phone calls. With Silent Circle activated, you can make and receive calls that cannot be tracked by the NSA, or any other organization. Silent Circle does not have access to your phone records, so even if the NSA demands Silent Circle’s compliance, they will not be able to give away your data.
Download Silent Circle here .
3) Use pre-paid phones to make important calls
There’s a reason pre-paid cellphones are still popular. Known as “burners” on the street, pre-paid cell-phones may still be tracked, but are much harder to pin back to you. Buy the phone with cash and there will be no paper trail leading back to you. Once you make call or calls you need kept private, dispose or destroy the phone in a public area. These phones are cheap enough that they can be bought and thrown away regularly.
4) Remove your phone battery when not in use.
The NSA is able to spy not only on your conversations, but also on your location. The NSA can chart your phone’s distance to local cell towers to figure out your location. By removing the phone’s battery, your cell phone will not send out data that reveals where you are.
5) Join in the fight against the NSA
Americans are not happy with the NSA spying on them, and the backlash has already begun. FreedomWorks is an organization which is bringing civilians together to fight against the NSA. Follow the site’s advice, and send a message to Congress demanding that your information remain private!