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I'm in the United States and I really don't think what I do is any of my ISP's business. No, I'm not doing anything illegal, I would just rather they not be watching everything.

I tried TOR a few years ago, but as I recall, it was ridiculously slow, and I got tired of it quickly…it might work as a fallback, though, if a server doesn't accept secure connections.

I have multiple computers, one running OS X Lion, the others running Debian squeeze. Ideally, the solution would work for all of them, let me set exceptions for specific domains, and prompt me once per program per domain when a program tries to establish an insecure connection. I realize that might not be possible, though, so whatever you have is welcome :)

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I tried TOR a few years ago, but as I recall, it was ridiculously slow, and I got tired of it quickly -- A few years ago? That's like a hundred in computer years. –  Nifle Jul 12 '12 at 9:36
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I think the only practical way to do this is to use a firewall and block all outgoing traffic, and then make special rules that let what you deem allowed traffic through (https, ssh). –  Nifle Jul 12 '12 at 9:41
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If you have access to another machine (preferably a server) in another place, you might want to take a look at VPN. –  Izzy Jul 12 '12 at 9:50
    
Or purchase a subscription to a service like ipredator or hidemyass VPN –  VBwhatnow Jul 13 '12 at 10:42
    
@Izzy I have a VPS that might work for this. How would I know my host isn't sniffing packets, though? Is there a list somewhere of ISPs and hosts that don't? –  Blacklight Shining Jul 13 '12 at 16:56

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