I run a small personal mining farm and wish to protect it as best I can. Among that I need to protect my identity and the hardware/software of the devices I use for transactions and wallets. I also have a focused eye on XMR which is targeted by my Government. I am aware that I have already been targeted because I use BTC. (being an open ledger with BTC, I have no issues with this).
How can I best achieve my goals with the technology available today but also be legal? Is it possible to anonymize one’s self to evade 14 eyes, unconstitutional mind you, surveillance?
I have some ideas but wanted to further research:
no Intel ME or AMD PSP
no microcode (cpu)
hyper trust VPN w/ net neutrality (lol does this even exist now?) and no logging,
non 14 eyes nation vpn server
Someone mentioned even using pirated vpn and pirated firefox, but I am not willing to do that. That is a federal crime, and I wish to remain lawful but as secure and private as possible.
I am learning as much as I can and am at a standstill. I have invested in books and hardware that is more secure than most computers, but I am under the impression that is not enough and will not be sufficient in evading surveillance. After reading Intercepts article on how the NSA tracked BTC users, it has made me a lil more paranoid to the effect that if simply by using crypto currency has labelled me a suspect, target, criminal, terrorist, then I want to ensure I learn what I need and am willing to do what it takes to obtain my privacy. I am taking this seriously but need direction and want to hear your thoughts and professional opinions about
Using XMR as a store of value in place of surveillance tokens like BTC.
Is it even worth all the nonsense, in the end being they can see everything you do regardless.
Shouldn’t we ALL be concerned with what is going on, and why aren’t more people supporting privacy from unreasonable searches, etc.
Thanks for your perspective.