Sunday, April 08, 2012

Encrypt Everything

Interesting movement from Canada … and some good resources – Encrypt Everything

Operation Encrypt Everything (OpE^2) was started in 2012 by members of the Pirate Party of Canada to counteract the increasing threat of total communications surveillance by governments and private industry. It is intended to bring together information about protecting your data and privacy online, and making easily-understood instructions available to our digital comrades.

By getting in the habit of using good encryption practices, you can ensure that your financial records, web surfing history, conversations with friends, and photos of your loved ones are private, and not endangered by your national government, a foreign government, major corporations like Facebook or Google, or even malicious hackers.

When we want something to be secure, we tend to lock it up - and that's what encryption is, a lock and key for your private life, ensuring that your recent credit card purchases, vacation photos, web browsing history or chat conversations aren't going to be on the front page of tomorrow's newspapers...or the topic of family conversation at Thanksgiving. It's not enough to decide that you'll try and protect this photograph, or that e-Mail, if you want true security and privacy, you must...ENCRYPT EVERYTHING!


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