Five ways to protect yourself from government surveillance

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Keep it off the cloud

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All of the passwords, documents, grocery lists, and term papers that you have put into online storage – think Google docs, DropBox, iCloud – become part of the great Internet data lump.

If you don’t want certain information to be accessible to either hackers or government warrant, store it on your computer’s hard drive, or on an external USB drive, preferably an encrypted one.   

Which brings us to our next recommendation… 

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