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How To Encrypt Your Email And Keep Your Conversations Private

Between constant password breaches and government agencies trying to look in on everything you do, your privacy has probably been on your mind lately. If you’re looking for a little personal privacy in your communications with friends and loved ones, or you just want to trust that the documents you email to your accountant aren’t being intercepted and read, you’ll need to encrypt those messages. Thankfully, it’s easy to do. Here’s how.


FileShredder Securely Deletes Files From Your Mac

Mac: While Macs have a built-in, secure file-deletion system, for some people that might not be enough. If you’re looking for a truly secure way to get rid of files from your computer, FileShredder is an app that offers just that.


LockScreen One Touch For All Adds Shortcuts Without Giving Up Security

Android: Enabling pattern unlock is smart, but the flexibility of lock screen shortcuts means that many of us don’t bother, because it’s just easier to be able to quick-launch apps before unlocking first. LockScreen One Touch for All is a new utility that combines both, offering flexibility without sacrificing privacy.


Censor Barcodes When Sharing Pictures Of Your Mail

In the rare event that you need to take a picture of a piece of mail, it’s common practice to censor your address. Be sure to block out the barcode as well.


Android 4.3 Will Include Options To Control Individual App Permissions

We scored our first look at Android 4.3 earlier this week. While we didn’t see too much that thrilled us, word of a new hidden Permissions Manager that lets you set individual app permissions has our interest piqued. The power to control each app’s granular permissions is a huge boost to privacy and security.


SafeMonk Encrypts Your Files Before Sending Them To Dropbox

Windows/Mac: Are you worried about security in your Dropbox account but don’t want to go through the extra effort of encrypting everything on your own? SafeMonk is a solution that encrypts your files automatically.


Hush Provides Password-Protected Bookmarks For Incognito Mode

Chrome: Incognito mode is great for keeping your browsing habits secret, but by its definition, it’s bad at keeping track of sites you frequently visit. Hush allows you to keep private bookmarks without worrying about others finding them.


The Best Cloud Storage Services That Protect Your Privacy

Cloud storage is easy to come by. Dozens of services shovel lots of free space to you just for signing up. But which of those services are looking at the files you upload, and which services encrypt your personal data? Let’s take a look.


How To Practise Safe Sexting Without Resorting To Digital Abstinence

The rule with sexting is that if you don’t want everyone to see photos of you, don’t send them to anyone. This is good advice, but it’s also an “abstinence only” approach. If you decide to go through with it, there are ways to protect yourself.


Gruveo Offers Super-Fast, Anonymous Video Calls, No Installs Required

Web: If you want to video chat from your computer, most options require both parties have an account, install a client, add each other to friends and then connect. Gruveo is different: type in a number you both know, and you’re instantly connected to each other in a private, anonymous, encrypted video or voice call.