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Posted on March 5, 2015 by Jeff Reifman

Why Clinton Email Server Has Legs

The political left may want the media to let the Clinton email server story die but I think it highlights some of the more troubling aspects of our experience with the Clinton legacy. While the most obvious reason Hillary Clinton would run her own email would be to gain control over archiving and public disclosure Read More

Posted on January 9, 2014 by Jeff Reifman

How to Encrypt Selected Messages in Gmail

Since the revelation of NSA access to Google Gmail servers, it’s clear that Gmail is readily browsable by authorities without a warrant.  Furthermore, using PGP encryption with your contacts is difficult to set up and get both parties to use – it’s also not integrated well into smartphone email clients. But, here’s a middle way Read More

Posted on October 20, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

Ten Ways to Make NSA Spying Popular with Americans

With a more entrepreneurial focus, the NSA could easily counteract the current unpopularity of its surveillance programs and eliminate concerns over the cost of its multi-billion dollar programs. Here are ten services the NSA could offer to make its spying more popular with Americans and offset the costs of its massive data collection: 1. Make Read More

Posted on October 10, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

FastMail Says It’s Free of NSA Surveillance

FastMail steps up with more explicit statement about its customer privacy: Robert Norris, Fastmail technical lead, said: “Australia does not have any equivalent to the US National Security Letter, so we cannot be forced to do something without being allowed to disclose it. “We are required to disclose information about specific individual accounts to properly Read More

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Posted on October 3, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

Kick the NSA and Google Out of Your Office with O.N.I.C.S.

The great folks where I cowork, Office Nomads, launched O.N.I.C.S. for intra-office delivery of appreciations, treats, love notes, kindnesses, invitations and other awesome things. That’s what they say – but it’s clearly a cleverly designed countermeasure against NSA & Google eavesdropping on our communications. Because the first rule about coworking at Office Nomads is that Read More

Posted on June 19, 2013 by Jeff Reifman

GMail Alternatives in the PRISM Age: How to Host Your Own Email Server in the Cloud

Update: You may be interested in Filtered, my new open source IMAP-based mail filtering application which includes the capability to encrypt selected messages, removing them from your IMAP or Gmail account. I’ve posted a new tutorial called, How to Install Your Own Private E-mail Server in the Cloud. Background & Motivations The concept of privacy is Read More