US government says online storage isn’t protected by the Fourth Amendment
My exposure to things like Bitcoin and 3D printing and the cloud and filesharing services etc. has shown me how the state is incompatible with a digital world. Technology is going to give us the capability to leapfrog the state in ways that were never imagined by anyone even a decade ago.
Be patient my friends. Technology is going to start innovating faster and faster. Pretty soon the state will be entirely irrelevant. Just think about a future where the bitcoin protocol has completely decentralized the internet to a point where the government can’t shut it down or censor anything. Think about what 3D printing means to things like patents or copyright or intellectual property as a whole. Seastedding is quickly gaining steam as well.
I’m hopeful and you should be too.
This is why I am migrating away from Online Storage and will be keeping everything in an encrypted external hard disk. In my opinion, everyone should be off of DropBox, Google Drive, MEGA, MediaFire, etc by the end of 2014 and keep everything locked up, no matter what it is. If you allow this to go on for yourself it is only contributing to the problem.
Or, you can fill online storage sites with thousands and thousands of low quality lolcat memes.
(Source: thinksquad, via computeruser-computerloser)