With increased State sponsored surveillance and changes in the political tenor even in formerly moderate countries more people are asking “how to I keep my communications secure?”.
Sadly for most people the complexities of being totally opaque are too onerous, add too much complexity, or are simply not worth the effort.
But there’s no need to give up totally and just roll over. There are still things you can do to keep some of your communications at least less likely to be exposed.
If you’re in a vulnerable group – which sadly in the US today potentially means people of color, (im)migrants, women and those who don’t fit into conventional gender roles – then maybe it’s time to start taking a bit more care about your digital footprints…