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#1 Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Epic Email Service » 2014-11-17 20:08:40

copiouscaritas
Replies: 2

If Epic expands enough to do so... perhaps they could make "@epicmail"? Truly private email, for free (or paid it could be paid, that's up to the developer(s)). It'd be nice to have a free account, but it's completely understandable how much it might cost to run such a server... we can't be greedy now, but I'd like for the mail to perhaps be at an affordable cost, especially for those not as financially blessed as others. There could even be a donation option to help someone else get a free email if it does become a paid email, but let's take baby steps here... Before a paid service comes, a service must be established. :~)

That's my suggestion..

#2 Re: Privacy News, Privacy Violations, Privacy Discussions » Techniques To Staying Private Online » 2014-11-17 20:01:40

alok wrote:

Hi!

Great post.  I hope we get more feedback on other privacy tools.

There is software that supposedly protects you against keylogging...I haven't evaluated it but some seem reasonable. 

Apple's CEO claims there is no backdoor.  I don't know if Microsoft has publicly come out and said it or not yet.  Especially after seeing the heartbleed issues, it's very clear that open source doesn't mean private and especially in software as complicated as Linux -- so Linux being open source gives it transparency which should promote privacy but its openness and hugeness means backdoor type flaws could be hidden in it.  So unfortunately there's no easy answer though using a VM like Tails is certainly a great way to avoid tracking and possible malware, etc. 

I can't comment on any particular email service but I personally have looked into a few services briefly and I have not been impressed by the transparency or technical details provided by the so-called private email providers.  So I personally again can't recommend a private email service.  The problem I've found is that fundamentally there is some data that is going to leak in email (or if it's not--there are other issues), and that needs to be made clear I feel as well as what you're technically doing -- the providers I assessed weren't clear on that.

Gmail will track you whether you're in Epic or not unfortunately. 

There are a bunch of supposedly private texting services -- I haven't evaluated any in detail, but I definitely on a quick analysis found a few texting apps much more transparent and clear in terms of how they work. 

Sorry I wish I could be of more help...but as more news comes out you'll understand my skepticism, you have to be very careful who you trust in privacy. 

Let's see what other users recommend. 

We're focused right now on providing the best daily-use privacy browser and a private search engine! 

Alok


Yeah, I hear you... In terms of a "private" texting app, a friend showed me "Wickr", which is kind of like Snapchat, but Snapchat really isn't as "private" as many think... and I'm not promoting using services like these for unethical purposes, but I do appreciate having privacy, and not having every message I send, be scanned.

#3 Privacy News, Privacy Violations, Privacy Discussions » Techniques To Staying Private Online » 2014-11-03 15:04:02

copiouscaritas
Replies: 6

I think that privacy is important just as much as the next guy here. How can we truly remain private online though?

I sometimes suspect that popular Operating Systems such as Microsoft's Windows, or Apple's Mac OS are backdoored, and every keystroke we make is sent to them or something. I know this may be paranoia, but you never know today with our government (at least here in the U.S.)

There are supposedly Private Linux solutions such as Tails for instance. I have been considering making the switch to Linux, even from my Mac... If there are any other private Linux distros out there, please post below.


I would like to discuss some different ways to remain truly private online. I'd like your help as well.

In terms of email, there are a few different options I've found as alternatives to the popular Gmail service, as well as Yahoo Mail, and even Hotmail, and AOL providers.

For privacy, I personally use Hushmail as of now (hushmail.com), however they only provide free LIMITED accounts in certain areas. You can obviously pay for their email service too if you wish.

There is also one I found (I think the first one I've ever found) is Reagan mail. Conservatives are going to LOVE this one. I didn't get it initially because it was premium only I guess, or I didn't know how to get the free account at the time (reagan.com). That one is another private email provider to my knowledge.

(NOTE: I WAS JUST LOOKING AND REAGANEMAIL.COM IS NOT THE SAME AS REAGAN.COM TO MY UNDERSTANDING, IF I AM WRONG, PLEASE REPLY, BUT BE CAREFUL!)

Lastly, there is Startmail, provided by IXQuick Search engine. Their more popular StartPage, you may be more familiar with. They are in development at the moment with Startmail I guess, but you can buy their service too (startmail.com).

So basically, if you want PRIVATE email, you're going to have to pay in most cases, unless you have limited features of either Hushmail (as I said, Hushmail is provided freely only in certain areas.) Apparently ReganMail is now free too, and they give you UP TO 1 GB FREE (going on reaganemail.com)! I may consider switching from Hushmail, to Reganemail, but I might as well just stay where I am.

With Hushmail, I think the Limit is 25MB for the free accounts; 1 GB is a LOT more, and it could come in hand, but I am grateful with the Private mail account, and blessed to have it, so I will probably stay with them for the time being.

(But what if you HAVE to use Gmail for school or business? Just use Epic then I suppose? :~))

There are other things you need to take mind of too when browsing online to remain private... Other services such as social media for instance... the only social media that I use is Skype, but I may be soon to cut that off. I don't appreciate all my conversation being sent to Microsoft.

I've heard of software such as Audium to keep private when using these messenger softwares, what do you guys think of this? Do you have any other private software to keep private when messaging?

As for me personally, my church's online chat room is the pastor's OWN private server, so that's why I know it's safe to use that for conversation, they're a non 501(c)(3) church too, so they are non-government owned. No need to be worried there!  Anyone's welcome there too, it's the Seventh-Day Remnant Church (remnantofGod.org/chat.htm) But other than that.. I'm iffy on other programmes for online socializing.

#4 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Epic on Other OS » 2014-11-03 14:11:35

I realized that I think I posted this thread in the wrong section; If possible, could an admin move this thread to the Suggestions section? I can understand this could be considered a "Privacy Discussion", but I still think it belongs in the Suggestions section.

#5 Re: Epic Mac Bugs » Epic v2456 Crashing » 2014-10-30 22:14:48

Yes, the latest update is working for me! Thanks, I greatly appreciate it.

#6 Re: Epic Mac Bugs » Epic v2456 Crashing » 2014-10-30 13:42:20

Yeah, not a problem! If Epic isn't working, how can I, and others on the same Mac Operating System, stay secure when browsing online? That's actually the reason I made this forum account (concerning this issue).. :~)

Thanks for being an organization that truly LISTENS to the people using their product! :~)

#7 Re: Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Epic on Other OS » 2014-10-30 13:39:54

I have shared it with some people already, but sure! I believe in privacy just as much as the next person here, we need to keep this movement going! :~)

#8 Epic Privacy Browser - Other Feature Requests & Ideas » Epic on Other OS » 2014-10-29 18:25:39

copiouscaritas
Replies: 7

Is Epic in the process of developing versions of this product for other OSes, such as Linux, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, even Blackberry (if possible)? I'd love for at least a version of this browser on just mobile OSes, if possible, and Linux too, since I was kind of considering using it, but that's besides the point.

#9 Re: Epic Mac Bugs » Epic v2456 Crashing » 2014-10-29 13:09:36

Yes, I'm using Mac OS X Mavericks, 10.9.5. Though I wonder if the same issue is going on for Yosemite users? Just a speculation, as whenever Apple updates their OS they leave no room for cross-compatability as the Windows OSes do. Many apps have to change their coding around a bit for it to work on updated Operating Systems of Mac.

#10 Epic Mac Bugs » Epic v2456 Crashing » 2014-10-28 20:47:34

copiouscaritas
Replies: 7

I've updated Epic the other day, and it was crashing... thankfully v2455 was still there and not erased. I just tried to update again, and it's unfortunately still having the same issue.. It just won't open when you try it, and crashes almost immediately.

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