Email privacy crash course – Part 3: Metadata and Anonymity

Privacy crash course part-3: Anonymity and Metadata diagram

“Although people like to talk about ‘just’ metadata, metadata is extraordinarily intrusive. As an analyst, I’d prefer to be looking at metadata rather than content because it’s quicker and it’s easier and it doesn’t lie.” Edward Snowden   What is metadata and why should I care? “Metadata” sounds technical and boring (unless you are a […]

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Email privacy crash course – Part 2: Encryption

Privacy crash course part-2: Encryption diagram

Summary End-to-end encryption empowers users to control safe transmission of their emails over untrusted services and networks, thwarting surveillance and intrusion. Do not use non-standard encryption, PGP is the gold standard Look for full 4096 bit encryption strength Do not use services that are not end-to-end, such as server-side encryption. Do not use services that […]

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Email privacy crash course – Part 1: Introduction

Privacy crash course part-1: Introduction diagram

Email is essential. Almost every adult person connected to the Internet uses it. Consumers, businesses, governments, political organizations, non-profits – we all use email on a daily basis. Unfortunately, email is transmitted using systems and protocols that were designed decades ago, when awareness of security and privacy issues was low. Almost all email is transmitted […]

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