EMAIL: Is your email shielded from snooping?
From our friends at Google.
Last week, thousands of Take Action members joined us and many other groups in pressing for real surveillance reform in the USA FREEDOM Act. But whether or not Congress pulls through, there are things you should know about keeping your emails safe and secure.
An email actually goes through a lot of steps between when you hit “Send” and when it lands in the recipient’s inbox. Your message is secure only if both the sender’s and recipient’s email providers encrypt them in transit. We’ve put together a page that details how this kind of encryption works, and which email providers support it.
Take a look, and see how your provider, and those of your friends, performs.