Welcome to another “Cerberus is - theoretically - wrapping her/his head around something” session Looking forward to community input here.
OK, so here is the thing: We may use Tor (or better Whonix) to anonymize. Leave alone PGP + OTR, overall encryption. We may be extremely cautious about not providing too much information (from a social perspective, think Jeremy Hammond). We may even become totally anti-social and “shut the fuck up”, do not participate in any public (or private) discussion, etc. … but, as far as I understand it so far, this doesn’t protect against a capable global adversary (with lots of time, interest + money) as the adversary is able to do timing correlation attacks. So basically, your whole anonymity + privacy setup is worthless if you just try hard enough to draw attention to you.
While this is all theoretical interest, I really can’t stop thinking about it and I currently see no other way to protect against a global adversary other than constantly moving. I mean, something along the lines of driving around in a van or something with a wifite/autopwn Wifi hacking setup (I do not advertise breaking other people’s Wifi here, just thinking about opportunities), maybe disposable prepaid (with a Guy Fawkes mask cash-paid) 3G cards. LOL. Certainly you can’t move on a global scale (with implications to the anonymity set) but it’s certainly better than sitting at the very same desk all day long, from a geolocation pinpointing perspective.
What about hacked - or somehow bought without any link to one’s identity (I know, this is almost impossible but anyways … theory) - two-way satellite internet? Do you have any papers here exploring the capabilities of a satellite internet provider - from a geolocation pinpointing perspective?
What are your thoughts on this? Any other ideas? Some benchmark of what I thought about?