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[liberationtech] safe email platforms

Griffin Boyce griffin at
Wed Sep 9 21:13:12 PDT 2015

Hi Patricia,

   For texting, I'd highly recommend TextSecure or Signal, which both 
encrypt your text messages while being transmitted *and* secure texts in 
an encrypted container.  However, it requires internet access on the 
phone to work.  If you are working in low-signal areas, then encrypted 
messaging will fail. =(  It's also only encrypted if the recipient is 
also using TextSecure/Signal.

   For email, connecting to a collective that operates an email service 
is your best bet.  My email is operated by Autistici, and many swear by 
RiseUp.  If you want secure addresses for your group quickly, then 
Electric Embers is good as well (though you have to pay for their 
service and set up your own domain).

   Can't really help on the international cellphone providers though, 
sadly.  The answer probably starts with "safe from what?"


Patricia Ortiz K. wrote:
> Hi all,
> You'd think someone in this mailing list would know the answer
> already, but I was wondering what safe email and texting communication
>  platforms are you recommending these days?
> Its for internal and international communications for a group in
> Venezuela. The one and only internet company and landline- phone
> company is state owned.  Everything goes through them.
> There are a couple of independent international cellphone providers
> but not necessarily trust worthy.
> Greatly appreciated,
> P
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