As an Australian, i.e. Non-US-Resident Non-US-Citizen, I've decided to take certain actions to change my online behaviours after recent events. While I have nothing of particular interest in my site usage/cloud/servers, I feel like the behaviour of the US government should not be ignored, and since US companies must to comply with US laws, they cannot be deemed safe.
WHY: Edward Snowden via The Guardian leaked numerous documents, including information about the PRISM program which suggests there is extensive surveillance and interception of foreign citizens' data without a court order.
NB: This is a work in progress. Suggestions welcome. If nothing else this is an indication of how annoying this is going to be, and how many US based services I currently rely on.
|% Complete||Company||Service||Actions & Comments|
|10%||Social Media||Backup and close facebook account. I don't really use this anyway.|
|10%||Social Media||Backup and close LinkedIn account. Make details available using website with some form of Authentication.|
|10%||Social Media||Backup and close twitter account. Self host a stream?|
|80%||Gmail||Redirect domains and migrate email off the service.|
|1%||Analytics||Search for a non-US replacement.|
|5%||Linode||Servers||Find another provider and migrate applications/data to new provider|
|10%||Amazon||EC2||Investigate data sovereignty for ap-southeast-2 region, and either move instances there, or completely off Amazon|
|10%||Amazon||S3||Investigate data sovereignty for ap-southeast-2 region, and either move data there, or completely off Amazon|
|1%||Heroku||Web Apps||All the little apps need to be migrated. Probably to a VPS (see above)|
|1%||GitHub||Repositories||Find another provider (or self host) and migrate repositories|
|1%||Dropbox||File Storage||Probably just self-host, and do without the functionality. Move data out of Dropbox, close account.|
|1%||iPhone||Mobile Device||Move back to Android, install ParanoidAndroid|
|1%||MacBook||Laptop||Switch to Linux instead of MacOS X|
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