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Current Options for Private Chatting

Current Options for Private Chatting

Time to get off the mass surveillance grid. There are now multiple open source, point-to-point-encrypted, seriously evesdropping-resistant chatting options, most of them quite polished and easy to use.

Android: Copperhead vs. CyanogenMod

Android: Copperhead vs. CyanogenMod

(I am afraid I have never actually used stock Android, thus it gets no mention here.)

E-Mail Encryption is Smooth as Silk

E-Mail Encryption is Smooth as Silk

I believe it has been probably ten years, perhaps even longer, since the first time I set up my e-mail client for encryption. And then waited, eagerly, for someone else to join the club so I could play with it. Ten long years I have waited, and finally I have some play-mates!

Hard Disk Encryption Soothes Laptop Loss

Hard Disk Encryption Soothes Laptop Loss

One of several compelling cases for hard disk encryption: laptop loss or theft.

Android Mobile Phones are NOT Secure

Android Mobile Phones are NOT Secure

feel sadly vindicated for never having accepted my Android phone as a secure computing device. This post[1] written by a Tor developer, provides a long list of problems, some of which are really not easy to patch, some of which are just egregious, for example: