Is anyone else getting their DigitalOcean IPs banned from certain sites? I use it as a personal VPN sometimes and lately any application hosted on Google App Engine is inaccessible. Sometimes Gmail, Google Analytics and Google Drive are also inaccessible.
The strange part is that the server I am using should not be sending email or doing much really except hosting some git repos and a basic website.
I've run into that before on VPNs using AWS. Likely the public IP my server is using was used for abuse before I got it, especially as they usually only stick very ephemerally unless you upgrade to an Elastic IP.
Another way is to provide part of the key to someone that's not travelling. This person should not release the key to you until they're satisfied you've successfully completed your trip. You don't know the key, so you can't release it, and you'd have good proof to that effect.
At which point customs would permanently confiscate my things and perhaps deny entry into the country for my wife and me. The latter wasn't a threat for Mr. Blackman as I assume he's an NZ citizen. We're not NZ citizens, we're US citizens.
Reading the link supplied by patio11 above (recommended), I wonder if using a hidden volume would constitute an obstruction of customs investigation.
"Don’t Obstruct an Agent’s Investigation
Once it’s clear that a border agent is going to search your device or other possessions, don’t take any steps to destroy data or otherwise obstruct that process. Like lying, knowingly interfering with a border agent’s investigation is a serious crime."
Virtually everything supports MBOX (which, modulo a few gotchas, is just a concatenated file of the text-formatted RFC822 messages as they went over the wire). Most mail clients support it. Many mail servers do to, so for example you could drop this into /var/spool/mail on a AWS instance, run a default dovecot install, and hit the server with any IMAP client.
mbox is a standard email storage format. It's not ideal for a live email system, but not bad for archiving or for import/export purposes.
You can import mbox into variety of desktop email clients and, using IMAP, upload them to web-based UIs.
Here's how to move off Gmail to Rackspace (not free) email, I've done it last weekend :
- Enable IMAP access in Gmail
- Add Gmail account to Apple's Mail.app
- Wait for Mail app to sync.
- You have a full copy of GMail archive on your computer now
- Select all messages in Mail app, and select Message/Copy To
- Pick Rackspace inbox and click "OK"
- Delete all your email messages in Gmail, purge Trash.
I also exported Gmail labels into separate mbox files just in case.
Mac Mail.app can import mbox files but the default storage is emlx if I remember correctly for Spotlight indexing.
Thunderbird should also import mbox
I am a bit paranoid about my Gmail account so I use the Mail.app to download the emails and then I back it up. If my account gets locked for whatever reason, 'Download Data' option is not going to exist. So better to backup through other means as well.
Many desktop mail clients support mbox format. Thunderbird uses mbox. There's also a script (I'm sure there are many scripts that do this) that take mbox files and upload the mail to an IMAP server. (http://imap-upload.sourceforge.net/)
There is a ~24% gap between the price you pay in ARS for credit card purchases in USD and what the USD sells for in the black market. This opens up all sorts of arbitrage opportunities that the government struggles to plug.
If you have USD in cash, you can sell them for close to 10 ARS and then buy BTC at about 7.34 exchange rate.