CEO-Blog: The story behind my tin foil hat video
If you think a tin foil hat makes you look silly, I totally approve that. And if you wonder how I came to this point, here’s the story:
As Edward Snowden exposed the NSA program Prism, I was surprised to find out that reality is far worse than any science fiction scenario or conspiracy theory. Even as a co-founder and CEO of a VPN company, I found the scale of these operations through an US government agency hard to believe until everything was confirmed and approved. Then, the first picture that popped into my mind were these people wearing tin foil hats designed to block their thoughts from being intercepted and controlled. And for the first time I could really empathize with them.
Then, it all got even worse with Tempora, the program assigned with the full record of all internet traffic through the British secret service, GCHQ. And from there on it was pretty clear that Prism and Tempora are just small pieces of the puzzle and maybe by the end we’ll all end up wearing tin foil hats.
The next level was to realize that our politicians are either not willing or able to defend our basic human rights, such as privacy. Then I heard Barak Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate reacting to the scandal by stating that we can’t have 100% security and 100% privacy. In other words, we all should have 0% privacy to maybe get a bit more security. Hans-Peter Uhl, the German spokesman for interior security of the CDU/CSU faction in the Bundestag says that the state anyway can’t help and people should encrypt their data by their own, if they want to have privacy. Sounded like they were making fun of each and every single one of us.
I talked to a lot of people in the last weeks about the above mentioned topics and I got a lot of replies, ranging from “yes, I always knew that” or “Your fault, if you use Facebook” to“I have nothing to hide” – but one reaction was always the same: “What can we do? Nothing.” And I thought that this is not true. We can do something. We can’t wear a tin foil hat. Or we shouldn’t. Seriously, that thing looks silly. But CyberGhost VPN is a great tool for locking your metadata away from this massive violation of privacy! Use it instead of a tin foil hat and take your privacy seriously.
And in response to that I put my tin foil hat on to show the world that a VPN works like a charm:
Don’t forget: Here at CyberGhost, we believe that privacy is for everyone and with our current campaign, we’ve been striving to make it accessible and convenient.
You just have to go on www.worthofprivacy.com, decide how much your privacy is worth to you and we deliver you 12 month of CyberGhost VPN with no questions asked.