[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e talk a lot about privacy and anonymity at TOWR, and for good reason. Today we’ll look at the criteria for a solid email service, and list seven secure email services that meet that criteria. If you’re still of the opinion that you “have nothing to hide” and don’t care if the government or hackers look at your emails or accounts, then you should consider Glenn Greenwald’s advice:
Over the last 16 months, as I’ve debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, “I don’t really worry about invasions of privacy because I don’t have anything to hide.” I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, “Here’s my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you’re doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you’re not a bad person, if you’re doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide.” Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.
(For those who are looking for more ways to answer the “I don’t have anything to hide” argument, you can read this thread on reddit. It’s got some fantastic counterpoints.) If you’re on board, let’s get started.