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Comment Re:New addresses (Score 1) 78

You are mitigating risk, you are not eliminating it. You can go to the absurd extreme or do less, like running your wallet through TOR for example. The idea here is to minimize your exposure...but the very act of using Bitcoin is risky, so you have to make choices based on risk factors.

Comment New addresses (Score 4, Interesting) 78

Just generate a new address whenever you buy illegal things if that's what you are into, or have several wallets that you rotate between to perform your transactions. If you reuse an address over and over again, of course you can be tracked. The safety factor is directly proportional with your ability to understand how this works and how you can be tracked

Comment In other words... (Score 4, Insightful) 420

...how would anyone feel if some corporation indexes every words that comes out of your fingers, searches your emails to serve you ads and even turn them to government when they ask for it, and uses cars equipped with cameras to drive around and take pictures of your house?? What the hell? Regulate this shit...NOW!

Submission + - State Threatens to Shut Down Nutrition Blogger->

vvaduva writes: The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition is threatening to send a blogger to jail for recounting publicly his battle against diabetes and encouraging others to follow his lifestyle... the state diatetics and nutrition board decided Cooksey’s blog — Diabetes-Warrior.net — violated state law. The nutritional advice Cooksey provides on the site amounts to “practicing nutrition,” the board’s director says, and in North Carolina that’s something you need a license to do. More at: http://www.carolinajournal.com
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Comment Re:Go ahead, take advice from a guy (Score 1) 193

Yeah - agreed. This is the argument the police use to justify warrantless searches: "If you are not doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide?" The point is not what I have to hide...the point is that I own myself, that I have an actual constitutional right to not be searched and tracked without a warrant, and just because your douche-bag policy attitude gets offended when I exercise these rights, it doesn't make them less real.

Comment Re:In other words, we should give up. (Score 1) 2247

Bad analogy. Just because the Internet was created by Government, it doesn't mean the economic need was not there to develop faster, better and more efficient means of communication. The Internet was built on the work of people like Bell and others who created the early telegraph and telephone systems. All private individuals motivated by personal and economic reasons. If the State did not do it, someone else would have...it's the nature of human achievement. The only difference between the two is this: The State does it with money they steal from me; the individuals do it with their own funds, which allows them to manage risk and expense much more effectively, introducing efficiencies that you will never find in government research labs.

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