So, thanks to the ‘not such a big surprise really’ revelations of global internet monitoring by the NSA and conversations with some friends who like me should also have known better and done this a LONG time ago, I have decided to start encrypting all my personal emails using PGP encryption.
You can and frankly really should be too. It’s really not that difficult to set up.
A simple search will provide you with plenty of tools.
We owe it to ourselves to do this because if we don’t we only have ourselves to blame when some authoritarian government somewhere (yes I’m talking about you USA) decides to redefine again what a terrorist is and what are now law abiding citizens who “are doing nothing wrong and therefore have nothing to hide” become criminals. Don’t look at me like that! do your research it’s happened many times before and if they have all of your communications online archived somewhere it will be a simple matter to take something you said out of context and it could be you in Guantanamo being force fed.
The time has come to say “Fuck This Shit” and fight back the only way we can.
Cryptography as resistance™ comrades!!!!
My public key is here:- www.uchujin.co.uk/gpgPublickey.asc should you want it and for a very easy to understand video explaining PGP and why it’s fine to publish your public key online, you should head HERE.