In the latest TV appearance Edward Snowden advised web users to “get rid” of Dropbox and social networks such as Facebook and Google, too.
Such services only insist on encrypting user data during transfer and when being stored on the servers. Other services he recommends instead, such as SpiderOak(Please check our previous posts where we already posted an article for SpiderOak in Shanomag.com earlier this month), encrypt information while it’s on your computer as well.
“But ultimately we have to remember that political reform in the United States is not going to solve the problem globally. Governments [everywhere] are going to have their own national laws. And these can be terrible governments… so, because of that, you have to use secure communications… the real key is that companies willing to collaborate with the government and compromise their products and services do not deserve to be trusted with your data. Because if they do it for one government, they’ll do it for another government,” Snowden said.
He proposes that people can use other services that allow for encrypted conversations and messages to be sent, file-shares:
1. RedPhone. – RedPhone is an application that enables encrypted voice communication between RedPhone users. RedPhone integrates with the system dialer to provide a frictionless call experience, but uses ZRTP to setup an encrypted VoIP channel for the actual call. RedPhone was designed specifically for mobile devices, using audio codecs and buffer algorithms tuned to the characteristics of mobile networks, and using push notifications to maximally preserve your device’s battery life while still remaining responsive.
2. Silent Circle. – Whether you’re texting, calling, or managing your contacts, your Silent Circle membership gives you the tools to be private when it’s needed. Service is with monthly fee.
PC and Android
3. Again but not less important SpiderOak cloud.