Sunday, 16 June 2013

Encrypted Emails

Enigma Machine (Bletchley Park)

It took the efforts of the mighty NSA to put me down that path, but now you can send me encrypted emails if you wish.
You can also start encrypting your other emails. It's a bit of a pain, but it would ensure that your emails are only shared between you and their intended recipient (barring recipient side calamities). That is probably better than sharing between you, the recipient, the NSA, and whoever else the NSA forwards its information to. As in, we already know it forwards info to British and Australian services, which - given the way these organizations manage themselves - pretty much means you should expect your private emails to pop up on Facebook one day or another.
All you need to do is follow the advice of this friendly Ars Technica article. It explains how to do it on Windows and Mac. As for the iPhone, I am using a free app called oPenGP Lite.

For now, here is my public encryption key:

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.19 (Darwin)

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pv8Lv8OOaNHS0I7id17vlojbSWsKrGNVy7uW2DdKHhjBY+q1vNDktReWi8TWZcDC
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AVHdTAv9fXzAXHL0KfXESuSr9QRaL+5je5GyWr3r1pHp0cpyMtCvSjfnFSLCxQ==
=fa6q
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----


Image by Tim Gage, Creative Commons license

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