Using Anonymous Remailers for Email Privacy

by Tracy Knauer •

Want to send email anonymously? Anonymous remailers provide a solution. Here’s an overview of how they work and where to access them. You can gain some privacy in email by using a provider that doesn’t track you. But that’s different from hiding your identity from the recipient. Anonymous remailers make it possible to obfuscate your identity when sending email. They …

Could Email Provide Access to Censored Online Content?

by Tracy Knauer •

Here’s a creative way to beat online censorship: transmit banned information via email. That’s what a little-known (and now defunct) project called Feed over Email tried to do. It never got off the ground, but it’s notable all the same for its creative approach to online privacy, which did not require VPNs or Tor. Feed over Email, or FOE, described …

Using Mailvelope to Keep Emails Private with PGP Encryption

by Tracy Knauer •

Using an email provider that doesn’t track you is one way to help protect your email privacy. But that’s only half the battle. Encrypting your email is also important. Here’s how to do it using Mailvelope. Mailvelope is an email encryption tool that uses PGP to prevent unauthorized access to email content. PGP is the gold standard of email encryption, …

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TextSecure Offers Encrypted Mobile Instant Messaging for Android

by Tracy Knauer •

We’ve covered online chat apps like ChatSecure and FireChat before. If you’re looking for secure chats for mobile devices, however, you may be most interested in TextSecure, a chat tool for Android that could soon be expanded to include private voice communication as well. TextSecure is an Android app that provides end-to-end encryption for instant messaging. First released in 2010, …