Anyone who has been paying attention in the last two months, knows about Edward Snowden, PRISM, and the NSA spying scandal. It has never been more pertinent than now to set up encryption when interacting on the internet. Below are some ways to encrypt email to get you started. Yes, sometimes it’s a pain, but isn’t your privacy worth it?

If you’re still confused about how to go about setting up encrypted email, here are some guides to get you started.

S/MIME Secure Email

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Email Encryption

GPG for Gmail and Thunderbird with Enigmail and Lavabit.

Storage

Tresorit
Wuala
SpiderOak (not open source)

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