There's still a free version of PGP available as GnuGP. But people generally don't want the inconvenience of dealing with encryption.

On 6/12/2013 3:16 AM, Roger Clough wrote:
How to protect your computer from spying by the IRS and Eric H. Holder, Jr.
These days it seems that you need to protect yourself from more than
commercial vendors, namely spying by the IRS and Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Snowden, the man who recently exposed the NSA activities, says he can
from his desktop listen to your telephone and read your email.

But it would have been illegal for him to do so. People are always able to do illegal things. The question is what preventive measures should be taken. Snowden was an IT tech who was just supposed to keep the system running, so of course he had the ability to tap data flows. But there should have been some administrative oversight to keep him from doing that beyond what was necessary for his work (and maybe there was).

The question is should it be legal for the government to collect this data. The Supreme Court has said it's Constitutional and polls say it's favor 62% to 34% by the public, so...

Brent

To do so, at least to a partial extent, start here:
1.)  See this link:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467304575383203092034876.html
2.) Switch your default browser to Mozilla Firefox, as most of the free add-ons only works on it.
3.) Download and install the freeware Firefox add-on from
http://www.privacychoice.org/trackerblock/update
This so far from a cursory search has not blocked me anywhere.
Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 6/12/2013
See my Leibniz site at
http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough

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