Science and Technology : Email Self-Defense - A Guide from the FSF

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Bulk surveillance violates our fundamental rights and makes free speech risky. This guide will teach you a basic surveillance self-defense skill: email encryption. Once you've finished, you'll be able to send and receive emails that are coded to make sure that a surveillance agent or thief can't intercept your email and read it.

Even if you have nothing to hide, using encryption helps protect the privacy of people you communicate with, and makes life difficult for bulk surveillance systems. If you do have something important to hide, you're in good company; these are the same tools that Edward Snowden used to share his famous secrets about the NSA.
Full Guide and Infographic: https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/

It's a good introduction to GPG and e-mail encryption. It's enough to get anybody started with using encryption safely, and it even points to where you should go for more information in case your keys are compromised and you need to revoke them.
 

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