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Digital Privacy: Your Emails Are Naked Online

nakedDespite many of the recent high-profile security breaches – from Target’s credit cards, to Edwards Snowden’s extravaganza, to further leaks of the NSA’s spying capabilities, major changes still have not taken place in most individuals’ digital habits.

While the average person implicitly understands the difference between sending a postcard and an envelope, most eyes gloss over at the thought of encrypting their email or web traffic.  Just like a letter without an envelope can be read by everyone in between, an email or web page that is not encrypted can, and will, be read by everyone who gets their hands on it.  In addition, each person who handles that email doesn’t just read it, but copies it several times into various archives.  The email archives and logs are often stored for years or decades.
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