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“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

Encryption

ShadowCrypt: How to Exchange Encrypted Messages on Any Website

After last year’s revelations about U.S. Internet surveillance raised interest in privacy tools, Google and Yahoo both announced they were working on software to let people who use their e-mail services easily exchange encrypted messages. Now a prototype browser extension called ShadowCrypt, made by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Maryland, goes even further. It makes it easy to send and receive encrypted text on […]

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A Simple and Free Method of Encrypting Files and Folders on a Macintosh

Apple provides free encryption software with every Macintosh. The functionality is built into Disk Utility, a multi-purpose program that can be found on every Mac. Disk Utility has many uses but for the moment I will only describe the encryption of files or folders. Disk Utility will encrypt any kind of file: text, images, videos, databases, anything at all. To encrypt a file or folder, first create the item(s) to […]

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