Privacy Decrypted #2: How to use ProtonMail more anonymously

October 7th, 2021 in Privacy Decrypted

Privacy and anonymity are often tossed about as synonymous terms but they are actually related ideas that represent different things. Put simply: Privacy is freedom from observation or attention. Anonymity is freedom from identification or recognition. While the concepts overlap, they are by no means interchangeable. If you send an encrypted email to your friend, …

Why open-source encryption is better for your privacy

August 20th, 2021 in Encryption

From the creation of the Android mobile operating system to powering the first interplanetary helicopter, open-source projects have been critical to the development of new technologies. In a recent survey of enterprise developers, 85% already use open-source code in their organizations, and over 90% will continue adopting open-source projects and technologies.  As open-source projects continue …

Three open-source password managers that respect your privacy

August 5th, 2021 in Privacy

Passwords are designed to protect one thing: your online security. Weak passwords pose a serious threat to your online security — once a hacker gains access to your online accounts, they can impersonate you online, steal your financial data, or sell your private information to hostile third parties.  Strong passwords are the first line of …

What is the best encryption for emails?

July 2nd, 2021 in Encryption

Email is a great way to stay connected with the people and organizations you care about, but it is also a technology prone to data breaches and cyberattacks. In 2017, the email provider Yahoo revealed that over three billion user accounts were compromised in major breaches between 2013 and 2016.  As unencrypted emails pose a …

What is the best free email account?

June 18th, 2021 in Privacy

Since email was invented, it has become a crucial form of communication in our private and professional lives. Even with the growing popularity of other communication platforms, such as instant messaging and video conferencing, email continues to hold the keys to our digital identities. Over 300 billion emails were sent and received per day in …

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