Another stupid piece of legislation has been introduced into the U.S. Senate that proposes to cripple all encryption methods used by the American public. The misnamed EARN IT Act — which is sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) plus eight other sponsors and co-sponsors — doesn’t actually target encryption directly. Instead, it claims to fight child pornography. The legislators sponsoring this bill […]
This looks like a great service you can offer to computer users in repressed countries: https://www.zdnet.com/article/tor-snowflake-turns-your-browser-into-a-proxy-for-users-in-censored-countries/
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies want to have “backdoors” installed in all encrypted files and messages online. That is so the law enforcement agencies can spy on everyone and (hopefully) identify criminals. Of course, if this happens, everyone will depend upon the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to keep the information they find secret and safe from hackers, foreign governments, and other evil-doers world wide. That seems […]
An article in the Proton Mail Blog tells why this email product is highly secure and does a great job of protecting your privacy. To be sure, it is written by Proton Mail employees so it obviously is self-serving and is somewhat of a commercial for Proton Mail. Even so, it has some good information. As you read Why Should You Trust Protonmail?, you might want to mentally compare it […]
ProtonMail is one of the best known, perhaps THE best known, provider of encrypted (private) email messages. ProtonMail is based in Switzerland where not only can the company offer encrypted services, but local laws prohibit the release of personal information or the contents of email messages sent or received by any person or corporation. (Eat your heart out CIA, FBI, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Australian Secret Intelligence Services, the […]
Switching from Gmail (or any free email service that monetizes your data) to a privacy-focused email provider might seem like a hassle, but productivity expert Jill Duffy shows you how to do it with minimal fuss. You can find the article in the PCMag web site at: https://www.pcmag.com/article/370064/how-to-quit-gmail-and-reclaim-your-privacy.
Some politicians simply don’t understand the legitimate needs for encryption. If they are not careful, they may get what they wish for. The latest silliness involves US Attorney General Bill Barr who told attendees of a cybersecurity conference in New York that the government should be able to spy on everyone’s secrets. You can read more at: https://zd.net/2GvDE5C. What is encryption and why is it important? Encryption, is the process […]