Encrypt Your Email for Free

Rob Douglas here.

Chris Peterson asked me if I’d like to join him in sending you alerts from time to time and I jumped at the invitation.

The reason I appreciate the opportunity is because there are so many issues, ideas and solutions I want to bring to your attention.

For quite some time now, I’ve been writing detailed weekly advisories for members of the Self-Reliance Institute. Now, I can share even more information with you here.

Let’s get started with a brand new resource for folks who want to send encrypted email. Best of all, the service is free.

The service is called Tutanota and here’s how they describe their free email encryption service:

Take back your privacy! With our secure webmail service you can send encrypted emails very easily. The innovative solution allows you to reach everybody tap-proof. With the automated encryption it becomes fun to send secure emails! Of course you can also send and receive non-encrypted messages.”

Here’s part of what the respected website eSecurity Planet had to say about Tutanota:

The German encrypted email provider Tutao, which was launched in 2012 in response to Edward Snowden’s revelations regarding NSA surveillance, last week announced the availability of its Tutanota Free email service. …

Company co-founder Arne Moehle said in a statement [PDF] that the service promises total data privacy. ‘All user data is encrypted locally on the user’s device before being transmitted to our German-based servers,’ he said. ‘The data cannot be accessed by anybody. Not even we have access.’”

From what I’ve seen so far, Tutanota is the real deal. So, give it a try and let me know what you think!

Also, I want to share an article link with you today because it is loaded with free resources.

The article, “Digital Independence Day: Your guide to DIY, open-source, anonymous free computing,” is worth reviewing for information and resources that you may find helpful. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not going to keep the prying eyes of the NSA away. But, it does contain some useful information that I thought you might be able to put to good use. Personally, I use articles like this as a benchmark to see how what I’m doing stacks up against what the author suggests. So, in that vein, take a look.

OK. That’s it for today. I look forward to being in touch each week and I want you to feel free to email me at [email protected]

Rob Douglas
Information Security Consultant & Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist

Freedom Writers Publishing
1815 Central Park Dr. #358
Steamboat Springs, CO  80487

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