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[liberationtech] Encryption Works: How to Protect Your Privacy in the Age of NSA Surveillance

Micah Lee micahflee at
Wed Jul 3 12:16:18 PDT 2013

I have added the CC license to the bottom of the web version:

And I've also uploaded the source LibreOffice ODT, so it'll be easier
for people to create derivative works:

On 07/02/2013 03:01 PM, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Micah Lee <micahflee at> writes:
>> Freedom of the Press Foundation just published a whitepaper about how to
>> protect your communications from NSA (or any other) surveillance.
> Micah, thanks (& nice job).  Two quick questions:
>   1) The CC-BY license info is only visible on the PDF; any reason it's
>      not on the web version?
>   2) Is the document available in source form (that is, whatever master
>      format you edited to generate both web and PDF versions)?
> The reason I ask (2) is that if someone wanted to make either an
> abbreviate or an extended version of this guide, it would be easiest for
> them to start from that source format.
> Best,
> -Karl
>> The whole thing was inspired by this Edward Snowden quote: "Encryption
>> works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few
>> things that you can rely on. Unfortunately, endpoint security is so
>> terrifically weak that NSA can frequently find ways around it."
>> Specifically we go over:
>> * What crypto is and what makes it secure
>> * What sort of software you can trust
>> * Using Tor, and global adversaries
>> * How OTR works and how to use it right
>> * How PGP works and how to use it right
>> * How Tails can help ensure high endpoint security

Micah Lee

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