Consumer Grade Encryption
Software and especially network-dependent software is evolving to be more privacy focused. On Twitter, some people I follow have shared a list of encryption-centric apps that they use. Here’s my list:
- Messaging — I still use Google Messenger and Facebook Messenger, but my immediate family and some of my friends use Signal.
- Group Chat — I’ve got Slack and GroupMe, but a couple of my special interest Facebook Groups have transitioned to Keybase.
- Email — This one is tough. Gmail is woven into my daily digital experience. I’ve started to transition some critical emails to Criptext. I’ve read good things about ProtonMail, but I haven’t used it.
- Browsers — Like Gmail, Google Chrome is the app I use most. For additional privacy and anti-tracking, I’m using Brave more. Google Chrome is still my default browser on my laptop and Brave is my default browser on my phone.
The Tor Project posted this statement about privacy on Twitter that resonates with me. What apps and services do you use to protect your privacy?