Signal, the Snowden-Approved Crypto App, Comes to Android

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Since it first appeared in Apple’s App Store last year, the free encrypted calling and texting app Signal has become the darling of the privacy community, recommended—and apparently used daily—by no less than Edward Snowden himself. Now its creator is bringing that same form of ultra-simple smartphone encryption to Android. On ...

Adding a Right-Click Menu Item for Shred In Linux Mint (Nemo)

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

I see this documented around the interwebs quite a bit and always with the same limitation of only working correctly with files that contain no spaces in the filename.  This is an easy fix so I'll go over it all again below. Create a new file in /usr/share/nemo/actions (you must maintain ...

HowTo: Privacy & Security Conscious Browsing

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The purpose of this document is to make recommendations on how to browse in a privacy and security conscious manner. This information is compiled from a number of sources, which are referenced throughout the document, as well as my own experiences with the described technologies. Source:

Great Resource –

Friday, August 21st, 2015

I probably never posted about this site on here but I still reference it quite frequently and I highly recommend it to anybody who is concerned with their online privacy.  This is a must-read and gets updated as needed with new tools and resources.

Why We Encrypt

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Encryption protects our data. It protects our data when it's sitting on our computers and in data centers, and it protects it when it's being transmitted around the Internet. It protects our conversations, whether video, voice, or text. It protects our privacy. It protects our anonymity. And sometimes, it protects ...