100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 15 – Taking a Stand

There are a lot of organizations fighting for your freedoms when it comes to digital rights. But the oldest and most effective is perhaps the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). From their site: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, […]

100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 14 – I2P Network

We have previously covered Tor which is perhaps the most popular decentralized overlay anonymity network (DarkNet) in the world. Today we’ll cover I2P, which is a decentralized overlay network much like Tor in many ways. But with more features built into it. From I2P site:   I2P is an anonymous overlay network – a network […]

100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 13 – Tails

Towards the beginning of this series we covered Tor. Today we are covering Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a live operating system that can be run from USB stick, DVD, or SD card. It runs Tor and can be used to maintain maximum privacy since it routes all traffic through Tor. What you’ll need: […]

100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 12 – Bitmessage

Most people who use email know it is not very secure. It’s been compared to mailing someone a postcard. Meaning anyone who gets a hold of it can read it. Yesterday we covered using Mailvelope to encrypt emails using PGP. Today we discuss Bitmessage. From Bitmessage site: Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to […]

100 Days to Privacy Online: Day 11 – Mailvelope for Encrypting Email

Mailvelope is a Firefox plugin to add PGP encryption to any webmail provider. PGP stand for Pretty Good Privacy and is a standard means of public key cryptography. This plugin allows you to use it without the need for using an email client. You can also use Mailvelope to encrypt files. When you visit a […]