PRI­VACY 101

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Pri­vacy Badger

(eff.org/pri­va­cy­bad­ger) This browser plug-in for Chrome and Fire­fox de­vel­oped by the Elec­tronic Fron­tier Foun­da­tion blocks ad­ver­tis­ers and web­sites that try to track your ac­tiv­i­ties.

Tor Browser

(tor­pro­ject.org) Us­ing this browser is an easy way to pro­tect your anonymity on­line. Use it in­stead of your reg­u­lar browser to surf the In­ter­net com­pletely anony­mously.

Enig­mail

(enig­mail.net) Use Thun­der­bird’s Enig­mail plug-in and en­crypt your emails with OpenPGP (stands for “Pretty Good Pri­vacy”), which can turn plain text into ci­pher­text.

Off- the- record

(otr.cypher­punks.ca) If you re­ally want to have fun with en­cryp­tion, get a group of friends to­gether (make sure there’s a techie on hand) to learn about Off-the-Record (OTR) en­cryp­tion.

Cryp­toparty

(cryp­toparty.in) Keep your eyes open for (or or­ga­nize!) a Cryp­toparty in your city: That’s where in­for­ma­tion about on­line pri­vacy is catch­ing on and spread­ing all over the world.

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