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Low-Vis Tactical Vehicle Operations

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It's safe to say that a good number of us spend a lot of time in vehicles. Going to and from work, taking the kids to practice, going shopping, visiting friends and family and so on. How would this common activity change if the thin veil of civility we currently enjoy were to slip? Can we still do what needs to be done without ending up a mobile resupply for the bad guys?

Let's engage in a mental exercise, hypothetical in nature, wherein the area you live in has devolved into a completely lawless state. It doesn't matter why, whether it's a financial collapse, foreign invasion, natural disaster or any number of other scenarios. Picture something akin to the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 90's.

You live in a rural area about 20 miles from the nearest town. You receive word via your HAM network that relatives in town are in need of extraction due to a sharp increase in gang activity and looting. Their vehicles have been stolen and/or destroyed and they are barricaded…

Censorship As A Political Weapon

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By now most have heard about the massive combined attack on Infowars by Youtube, Facebook and the many other arms of the leftist controlled media. This was of course predictable and in point of fact I had a meeting with Infowars two years ago and discussed this very topic. I offered them some suggestions on "censor-proofing" their information outlets. They assured me they had it under control (they were taking a rather conventional approach whereas I was suggesting something else entirely....but I'll get to that) and that was that. I don't think they fully grokked the far reaching grasp of their enemies nor their intense motivations.

Now we have Gab.ai, which bills itself as a freedom respecting, non-censoring "Twitter like" platform, being threatened with shutdown by Microsoft due to the unfortunate fact that the Gab website is hosted on Microsoft's Azure platform. Where does this end? If the direct approach doesn't work you can bet that they have…

Soon To Be Released - SEPIO 2 secure laptops

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The SepioOS 2 is much faster and more secure than it's predecessor. All while using less power and having greater ease of use than the original.

You have more hardware choices this time as well, with 13 and 15 inch models with options for multiple hard drives, expanded memory, privacy screens and more. All models come sporting the powerful Ryzen line of processors with 62% more computing speed than the original Sepio. Full mitigation is in place for all Meltdown/Spectre family of hardware exploits as well.

All models come with HD screens, backlit keyboards, aluminum chassis and USB3 and USB-C ports.
Base models start at $1400
Contact us for more information.


What To Do About Email? *UPDATED*

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I have had several colleagues of late that are complaining of issues with the privacy centric email provider Unseen. I myself have been witnessing sporadic issues from failed logins to delayed sending of messages. Frustrating indeed.

I think its safe to say that the most alluring thing that Unseen brings to the table is that it sits in one of the world's most privacy respecting legal jurisdictions, Iceland. While a jurisdiction that has laws favorable to personal privacy with respect to data is certainly a good thing, it is not the only factor for consideration. As far as jurisdictions go, a good starting point is to be cautious doing business with companies in the Five Eyes (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) for reasons we have already addressed in the past Ishould also point out that this is a much more important factor with a VPN service than with an email service.

Bear in mind though that if you setup your email account anonymously (use a throwaway contact email and ob…

PGP Key

My public PGP key has been updated. You will need to be using GPGv2 as it is an ECC key. Get it on my "Public Key & Bitmessage" page.

New Items Coming To The Store

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We have been hard at work over the last several months developing new tools to help secure your digital life. We continue to refine the Sepio Secure OS and expect to release the Sepio 2 this summer. Other items that are coming soon:

Sepio-Offgrid Rugged Laptop

  - Offers the same level of rugged MILSPEC protection as the famous Toughbooks
  - 14 inch HD screen
  - 8-32GB RAM
  - 128GB -1TB SSD or HDD
  - i3 CPU (non vPro)
  - Sepio Secure OS
  - Optional packable solar panel/battery combo for field use
  - Estimated Price: $1600-2000

The Libertas XL

  - A 9 inch rugged tablet with:
  - Dual-core 64bit CPU
  - 2GB RAM
  - 16 or 32GB storage
  - Estimated price: $650

Sepio-Micro Desktop

  - A full featured Sepio desktop not much larger than your hand.
  - Plug in your own keyboard, mouse and monitor
  - Estimated price: $750

Graybox Secure Router

  - Router, Access Point, Bridge, Firewall, Intrusion detection and VPN all in a small package.
  - Estimated price: TBA

Home Theater System

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GroundRod Primer in Boise, ID **UPDATED**

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**** NOTICE **** This course has been rescheduled for 24-25 March and will be moved to a venue in Prosser, WA.




GroundRod Primercourse in Boise, ID March 17-18. Lots of updated material for 2018.

Course fee is $400. Email me to register for a seat.