In the wake of the catastropic [http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/14/technology/fcc-net-neutrality-vote/index.html FCC vote to kill Net Neutrality], DarkNet machines may become more prevalent to allow unfettered and uncensored access to the Internet. In the meantime, some less-drastic measures can be taken to help allow access to fettered, deprioritized, slow-laned, or censored traffic.
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These settings are mostly for good encryption to prevent eavesdropping and good compression of traffic to better tolerate throttled links.
- Install Google Chrome.
- Conduct a security review of Chrome as a best practice against ISP eavesdropping and deep packet inspection (which can be used for throttling or controlling your traffic).
- Check under [chrome://settings Chrome's settings] > "Advanced" > "Privacy and Security" to make sure the settings meet your need. We strongly encourage the "Protect you and your device from dangerous sites" and 'Send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic' options.
- Visit [https://myaccount.google.com/security?pli=1 myaccount.google.com/security] to run an account audit.
- Set up Google Authenticator or other two-factor solutions.
- Disable automatically downloading updates and instead patch machines weekly or when they're being shutdown. Note: we strongly encourage patching! Make sure that you regularly check for patches.
- Windows users can do this by following Forge2#Windows Update under the Windows Update header.
- Linux users should make sure to download patches at night and perhaps share package files from a central package cache.
- Android users can do this from the Google Play store under Settings > Auto-update apps.
- Coordinate large downloads to occur during minimum usage hours. This is dependent on sysadmin analytics.
- Install Tor Browser to access censored content.
- Set "Compression yes" in ~/.ssh/config. Older clients may need to additionally add "CompressionLevel 8".