My Key

With all of the crazy stuff these days happening with the intrusion of government on our right to privacy and the surveillance state that’s been built here in the US, I thought I’d talk about something that’s important to me.  We need to be able to talk to each other without someone else listening in, even if it’s unimportant stuff.

We need to encrypt our communications.  You might think it’s a difficult thing to do, but once the general concept is understood and the proper tools are used, it’s actually pretty simple.  I would direct you to Encryption 101, where you can read some of the basics on how modern encryption is used, and how it’s the closest thing we have to being unbreakable.

I’ve recently installed GPG Tools on my mail application, and I’m going to encrypt as many emails as possible.  And the more people I know that use this encryption, the better.  I highly recommend doing this.  We know that governments and anyone else can read what we send and receive (and, in fact, are actively doing just that).

I’m also awaiting the encrypted text messaging app, called Hemlis.  We can be sure that it’s more secure than it would be in the US, because it’s hosted in Iceland.

The main point of this post is that I beg of you: Please start using encryption.  The more regular people that use it, the better.  We are the keepers of our own secrets, not the government, just as we are the keepers of the government, not the other way around.

And after reading the Encryption 101 I posted above, you’ll know that it’s very important that my public encryption key be made known to as many people as possible.  So I’m going to put it right here, in this blog post.  With this key, you can send me encrypted email.  So Yay.  Here goes:

—–BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–
Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.20 (Darwin)
Comment: GPGTools – https://gpgtools.org

mQENBFIERDEBCADRTzqF4LMMsqOpX4hcQ2OxIGsFtJMWNBPKokz6yGchbjFhFXyX
Yl9Fs3Uyaq3XfBxtd7OVndCyGM3eEkJ9cG7SUtdaF3P0JeoShUwc/299c46TtVdX
M7uhwyS9x3CcJWkmAPee40ELgHHmD2SFp3SH6we1oR2dw53z7QjSUzdyOINEHpY2
ecU0/GybQYCcBbmHBToxzK7FdAir3YKRilOE9BGJHh5HZLIV0HvCXE/N5eRGUAwZ
WJjEH1du7CixHa35Gdd39HWzHRoG71LhqnrdOMLxlP140C/JkzoewO3i7kBd7W+i
NlFTblghHZ0nuW3kIDfREcH8Mm7waCvYwo5tABEBAAG0KU1hdHRoZXcgRnJlZGVy
aWNrc29uIDxtYXR0ZnJlZEBnbWFpbC5jb20+iQE9BBMBCgAnBQJSBEQxAhsvBQkH
hh+ABQsJCAcDBRUKCQgLBRYCAwEAAh4BAheAAAoJEGrvAbJ4Rs4fCvcH/Ak67joY
FiguiXyKNQLviWYo18f4LpkLVlWpRShNW3nJq7iuQ/8aJCEP+N/cG13I2bIuNY3a
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veoAXTzPsdjLSSGCYVRjJaMeJNDWoWKgVZlgxJZ/4x/4mXdAoBYWZ6dgmHa191Po
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ZjpWnOblOIX6wNpr3Ql1CfUz6zh+0JuledK9lpAqIOvga6NFrJJfceabQEAsjExk
/hiy/1Bb7VAhtWE/WCKb9h9UEC4p0zCNeOprzSLeuiwaNOO9xbEAEQEAAYkCRAQY
AQoADwUCUgREMQIbLgUJB4YfgAEpCRBq7wGyeEbOH8BdIAQZAQoABgUCUgREMQAK
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HXGlnDfZqTy0k2Y8dz5JHpErwefGEeGB8Wg8Jf8sQww5ztFf4zwl7u011BO+Zb5v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=FMI5
—–END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–

Hope it was as good for you as it was for me.  Let me know what you think!  Feel free to post your public keys (or links to your public keys) in the comments!

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