A couple of followups to Sunday's post on keeping your privacy online, and then I'll try to shut up about the subject, at least for a few days:
(1) Version 1.0 of TAILS has been released. This is version of Linux, designed to run from a USB stick or a live disk, that is designed to protect your privacy on the Internet. It's been used by Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Bruce Schneier, etc. I use it quite a bit. You can read about TAILS in Wired and at Gizmodo. Computerworld has a detailed writeup.
(2) A new webmail service called ProtonMail that's supposed to make encrypted email easy has just gone into public beta. It now has a waiting list — the servers got overwhelmed by new users — but you can sign up to get an invite when more accounts become available. I want to try it, but I didn't find out about it in time, so I'll have to wait like everyone else.
MailPile (www.mailpile.is) is another mail app begin worked on with encryption built-in. Ah there's a surge a comin!
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