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Campaigning in the surveillance state

"The internet has given activists the means to communicate, mobilise supporters and take action – but while they are watching the government, the state's watching them"

The article recommends "Get used to GPG software to encrypt and sign your data and communications."

"OpenPGP is the standard that PGP technologies like GnuPG, an open source implementation of PGP, use to ensure that they work with other technologies that implement OpenPGP. GPGTools (Free, Mac), which is based on GnuPG, is one such tool that makes sending and receiving encrypted messages on OS X as easy as sending and receiving unencrypted messages"


Private email

This seven page article on GPG explores email encryption in depth, and how to use and configure it. Published in the German "c't" magazine, published by Heise Group.


NSA surveillance: A guide to staying secure

World famous security analyst Bruce Schnier explains five ways that citizens can protect their privacy from Government surveillance programs. He recommends GnuPG, and says he uses it for handling documents leaked by Edward Snowden.


What Are Your Options Now For Secure Email?

This article from the the printed edition of the monthly SC Magazine explains how it's "shockingly, disturbingly easy" for Government to read messages, before reviewing five options for secure communication. GnuPG is first on their list.


UK Government plans to track all web use

Government and spy agencies announce plans for extensive nationwide web surveillance. GnuPG is listed as one solution for protecting privacy (sidebar, right).


Can I protect myself against the intelligence data collector?

Spiegel Online provides an introduction to email encryption, focusing their guidance on how to use GnuPG. They conclude that it is possible to keep email contents completely safe if GnuPG is used.

After CIA Chief David Petraus was caught having an affair when love emails were obtained by his colleagues, the New York Times share several ways that readers can avoid snooping by lawyers and governments. "GPG", they advise, "helps protect digital secrets from eavesdroppers".


Want really secure Gmail? Try GPG encryption

Following the news that Gmail had been compromised by Chinese attackers looking to identify human rights activists, Cnet advises readers to use GnuPG in combination with their GMail accounts for better privacy protection.

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