Encryption

A collection of 8 posts

Aug 28, 2020

Future Tools: Qubes OS

Future Tools: Qubes OS

The Qubes operating system, while focusing on computer security, also illustrates an aspect of digital we tend to ignore or take for granted: that identity is fluid and flourishing.

Aug 12, 2020

Future Tools: Parrot OS

Future Tools: Parrot OS

The Parrot Project is a great example of the versatility and security possible when using free and open source software. Today’s issue of Future Tools looks at Parrot OS, a secure operating system with a strong focus on privacy and cybersecurity.

Apr 24, 2020

Future Tools: ProtonMail

Future Tools: ProtonMail

Email remains a pillar of our society. A generally reliable and stable tool, that we generally take for granted. ProtonMail is a great example of email backed by strong encryption.

Jan 31, 2020

Future Tools: Rocket Chat

Future Tools: Rocket Chat

Rocket Chat is developed out of Porto Allegre in Brazil. Like our past issue on Matrix and Riot, it is an alternative to Slack, and has apps for every platform.

Jan 13, 2020

Future Tools: Brave Browser

Future Tools: Brave Browser

Historically, strong encryption has remained out of reach for the average user. Is that changing now that tools like the Brave browser are making encryption accessible, while also enabling web access to be safer and faster?

Dec 4, 2019

Future Tools: Riot in the Matrix

Future Tools: Riot in the Matrix

Riot is a decentralized, encrypted chat and collaboration tool, “powered” by Matrix, an open source project that has created an open standard for secure, real-time communication and organizing.

Nov 25, 2019

Future Tools: Tor and the Dark Web

Future Tools: Tor and the Dark Web

Tor is free and open source software, and the Tor Network is operated by volunteers around the world using that software, making it possible for people to randomize their Internet traffic and potentially protect their identity and activity.

Sep 16, 2019

Future Tools: Keybase

Future Tools: Keybase

For this issue let’s focus on keybase. The simplest way to sum up keybase is to say that it aspires to make encryption easy. Their slogan is “crypto for everyone!” and their goal is to enable the active and widespread use of encryption.