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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Current Spying Scandal: An Idea

Of course you're not doing anything illegal or even incorrect with your new escort service business. Still, no one wants all of their inner communications tracked. If you read my post on the topic of communications monitoring back in August of 2012, you should be aware of what your government does, if you were not already. In case you missed that post:

With the current news in reference to government spying, thanks to Edward Snowden, my previous statements on the topic have been vindicated. Though I do not feel the statements I've made since late 2001 / early 2002 require any sort of vindication. So, if you called me paranoid, well, you missed the boat. They did it illegally before the Patriot Act passed in October 2001, and then legally thereafter. I read the Act as soon as the legislation passed, but none of our representatives did before signing it and now they're all acting surprised.

I want you to read the information available on the website, so I'm not offering a complete discussion here, but Silent Circle is a project of Phil Zimmermann. If you were online back in the 90s, you'll remember Mr. Zimmermann's creation of PGP - Pretty Good Privacy - an encryption and decryption program used with email. 

Silent Circle protects your communications from outside interference of any type and in the escort service business there are many potential threats not related to government or the current spying scandal in the news. This is a great idea for a list of reasons.

Now consider Silent Circle and read through the information on the website. They are having a sale currently and any service that you choose is 50% off, but that deal expires on August 12, 2013! I recommend the Silent Suite Pro, which includes the following:

Silent Phone
Silent Text
Silent Eyes
Silent Mail

You would want to add Out-Circle Access to the above referenced package. There is also Silent Circle Business available, but pricing is not stated and you'll need to contact the sales team for an idea of cost. I consider the business service to be for large businesses though and it is beyond the scope of this current idea. This is about your inner circle communications and not related to calls from clients.

I have every intention of signing-up for Silent Suite Pro myself and considered it months ago, but never acted. Now is a great time to act. I thank the operator of Cryptome as it was his statement of signing-up this week that prompted this post. What are we waiting for?

I may update this post in the near future with an account of my early experience with Silent Circle. I strongly encourage you to read all of the information on the website to develop a better understanding of what Silent Circle is and how it works. This advice is not intended as any sort of circumvention of laws anywhere. This is all about having secure communications, and in the escort business, this is of the utmost importance.


On 21 June 2013, more information was released by The Guardian in relation to the "direct access" mentioned earlier by Edward Snowden. The way I am viewing it, this has no effects on the use of Silent Circle, but I need to take some time and look closer at the technical details. The article:

GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communications

The article is a must read for anyone concerned with privacy in my opinion. Much of this information with documents has been available on the Cryptome website for years (many), but the general population paid little attention. Now that the stories have gone mainstream, people are concerned and that's a good thing.

UPDATE: On 9 August 2013 @ 5:30PM:

Silent Circle has ended Silent Mail because of the Lavabit problems and closing. Read the news here:

To Our Customers


"Today, another secure email provider, Lavabit, shut down their system lest they “be complicit in crimes against the American people.” We see the writing the wall, and we have decided that it is best for us to shut down Silent Mail now. We have not received subpoenas, warrants, security letters, or anything else by any government, and this is why we are acting now."

Sad story here...

UPDATE on 19 August 2013, @6:20pm:

Here is a post with excellent questions in reference to Silent Circle:

Open Letter to Phil Zimmermann and Jon Callas of Silent Circle on the Closure of the "Silent Mail" Service

This is the Silent Circle response:

Reply to Zooko by Jon Callas

My favorite quote from the reply is:

If I were them, what would I do?

In my oh so humble opinion, one must always assume that all communications are monitored these days. This is guidance that I have lived by since at least the year 1994, with the exception of a few angry outbursts at parties that harassed and abused me too long for comfort. That rule of life has served me well, especially last night. Feel free to take that last statement however you wish.

If I do not respond to an email you have sent me, it's because you're not as intelligent as you seem to believe. As a matter of fact, I'm adding a new rule to my life today... If I receive an email that's in any way legally compromising to me, it will be simply deleted as that's what the little trashcan icon is for. I am someone that suffered through more abuse than you are aware could happen in this country, unless you've read my Memoirs book, which would make you aware of some of that harassment. Today I'm just someone that wrote some books about her experiences and I'm absolutely done being abused over those books.

Best to you, if you're real.

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