Post by seattlefollower on Jul 3, 2013 7:14:28 GMT -7
XMission's founder Pete Ashendown (and former senatorial candidate from Utah) was on KXRK this morning discussing NSA and other types of Internet surveillance. It was definitely interesting, as I had no idea of so many ways one could protect oneself.
CAwasinNJ, do you use XMission as your ISP?
He expressed he would not give over any data to the NSA or any other authorities without valid court requests. The Utah State A.G. office has tried to get information before without a court order and he's sent them back.
XMission has a good rep in Utah. I'm not in their service area, but I would certainly consider using them. I'm with Comcast now and actually they do a great job. Their customer service is a wreck, but their actual services are pretty good!
I don't and wouldn't do business with XMission. I remember an incident back when I was active in the anti-spam community, and we had a run-in with Ashdown. He hadn't taken care of some spammer that was on XMission and got plonked into the SPEWS blacklist. He came into news.admin.net-abuse.email and started going on and on about how unfair the whole thing was. (If he'd bothered to fix the problem in the first place he wouldn't have had any trouble. He didn't.) It wasn't pretty.