The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Surveillance Self-Defense Project

In an effort to educate the American public regarding the technology and law of government surveillance occurring in the United States, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has created a Surveillance Self-Defense Project. The SDD is a comprehensive and practical guide on how to protect your private data and includes the following topics:

  • Risk Management
  • Data Stored on Your Computer
  • Data on the Wire
  • Information Stored by Third Parties
  • Foreign Intelligence and Terrorism Investigations
  • Defensive Technology

The Defensive Technology section is for those eager to get to the technical details and teaches the basics of relevant technologies, such as Internet and Encryption Basics.

Encryption is a technique that uses math to transform information in a way that makes it unreadable to anyone except those with special knowledge, usually referred to as a “key.” There are many applications of encryption, but some of the most important uses help protect the security and privacy of files on your computer, information passing over the Internet, or left sitting in a file on someone else’s computer. 

Read the entire encryption section at Surveillance Self-Defense Project then visit IPVanish VPN and sign up to start protecting your personal data and identity today.