Thursday, June 18, 2015

6 Tips for Protecting Your Communications From Prying Eyes

It's easy to feel hopeless about privacy these days.
In the post-Snowden era, we have learned that nearly every form of communication-from emails, phone calls, to text messages – can leave a digital trace that can and likely will be analyzed by commercial data-gatherers and governments.

Here are some ways to keep those communications private. While these tips were designed for journalists and confidential sources, they're just as useful for protecting any private communications, such as a conversation between family members, or a confidential business dealing.

Some tactics are more difficult than others, but the good news is that not all of them require technical skills. The key is to figure out your communication strategy. First, decide if you are trying to hide WHO you are talking to (metadata) or WHAT you are talking about (content), or BOTH.

More:  http://www.propublica.org/article/six-tips-for-protecting-your-communications-from-prying-eyes

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