If you worry about your private data (emails, photos, documents) on the cloud, finally it's easy to setup your own email and cloud storage services.
Break free of the grip of service provider's (i.e. Gmail, Outlook, Dropbox, Skype) you can't control. How? With the ONLY single software package that installs on any computer and includes every component you need to run your own, private and secure email, communication and cloud storage service.
*Don’t call it ‘the cloud’. Call it ‘someone else’s computer’
The original Internet was decentralized. Anyone could set up parts of it. That’s why it won. For various reasons, control of our information technologies is increasingly falling into a few hands. Some big companies and Governments.
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Privacy and Security
Installation and setup
I have nothing to hide. Is Starkit suitable for me?
The “nothing to hide” argument mistakenly suggests that privacy is something only criminals desire. In fact, we choose to do many things in private – sing in the shower, make love, confide in family and friends – even though they are not wrong or illegal. Who would not be embarrassed if all of their most intimate details were exposed? Fences and curtains are ways to ensure a measure of privacy, not indicators of criminal behavior. Privacy is a fundamental part of a dignified life.
Even if you think you have nothing to hide, you may indeed have something to fear. You might fear for yourself. As Kafka so chillingly illustrates in “The Trial,” the prospect of unwarranted government pursuit is terrifying. Or you might fear for our society. Living under the constant gaze of government surveillance can produce long-lasting social harm: if citizens are just a little more fearful, a little less likely to freely associate, a little less likely to dissent – the aggregate chilling effect can close what was once an open society.
IF EVERYONE’S EVERY ACTION WERE BEING MONITORED, AND EVERYONE TECHNICALLY VIOLATES SOME OBSCURE LAW AT SOME TIME, THEN PUNISHMENT BECOMES PURELY SELECTIVE.
Perhaps you remain unconvinced. You are sure that you have nothing to hide and you never will. You think our concerns about chilled speech and democratic accountability are overblown, and you think privacy concerns are exaggerated and unlikely to affect you or our society in any case.
But – and this is the biggest hole in the “nothing to hide, nothing to fear” argument – how can you know for sure?
In fact, you have no idea if you have something to fear or not, because you do not know what the government, email and cloud service providers do with the data they collect. If the government keeps secret what it is collecting about you or why, you cannot correct potential errors. And if you know anything about our justice system, you know that errors are common. Transparency is partly about making sure the government’s actions – its outputs – can be evaluated; but transparency is also about making sure the government’s information – its inputs – is accurate.
THOSE IN POWER WILL ESSENTIALLY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED TO PUNISH ANYONE THEY’DLIKE, WHENEVER THEY CHOOSE, AS IF THERE WERE NO RULES AT ALL.
"Starkit brings back our lost privacy without compromising the benefits of the cloud"
What if we took the cloud email services out of the datacenter and put it in a little box that you plug-in at your office or home or somewhere remotely that nobody can access?
What if we put software on it that allows it to provide all your needs for storage, secure, encrypted email and voice communication and cooperate with millions of other devices plugged in all over the globe to create a network that not only is orders of magnitude safer than shared cloud services, but is also more reliable, faster, indestructible and controlled by you.
Who is Your Email Provider?
Who is Your Cloud Storage Provider?
Who Owns and Controls Your Data?
Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide'
Book by Daniel J. Solove
|"I’ve Got Nothing to Hide” and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy|
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In Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s novella Traps, which involves a seemingly innocent man put on trial by a group of retired lawyers for a mock trial game, the man inquires what his crime shall be. “‘An altogether minor matter,’ the prosecutor replied . . . . ‘A crime can always be found.’”
Friedrich Dürrenmatts, Swiss author and dramatist.