The distinction between what is public and what is private is becoming more and more blurred with the increasing intrusiveness of the media and advances in electronic technology. While this distinction is always the outcome of continuous cultural negotiation, it continues to be critical, for where nothing is private, democracy becomes impossible.
New School University Privacy Conference, Social Research

The internet offers plenty of free services, on the wave of the Web2.0 fuzz and the community boom, while all private informations are hosted on servers owned by global corporations and monopolies.

We urge you to reflect on the importance of keeping privacy for personal data. Our present world is full of prevarication and political imprisonments, war rages in several places and media is mainly used for propaganda by the powers in charge. Some of us face the dangers of being tracked by oppressors opposing our self definition, independent thinking and resistance to omologation.

People have the right to protect their privacy as much as their freedom to express.

It is important to keep in mind that noone else than *you* can ensure the privacy of your personal data. Server hosted services and web integrated technologies (like FACEBOOK & co.) gather all data into huge information pools that are made available to established economical and cultural regimes.

This free operating system supports strong encryption of your private data with (Linux dm-crypt i586 optimized Rijndael hashed SHA256) using the applications Tomb and cryptkeeper that are providing efficient and user-friendly methods to protect your bookmarks, addressbook, documents and emails by carrying them back with you in a secure way.

A passkey to read your data is stored inside a file, which is also protected by a password. It is possible to keep everything with you on
a small usb stick, still being sure that the data won’t be easily recovered in case you loose it. You can also give the passkey protecting your data to a friend, to make the data unaccessible until you meet again, which can be useful in case of tricky transports.