From Theory to Practice-Chatting in Secret while we're all being watched
July 15, 2015 2:23 PM Subscribe
Micah Lee at The Intercept provides a deep and wide introduction to encryption (with a clever but helpful Romeo & Juliet framing device) then brings us all the way through the doorframe, past thinking or talking about it—Chatting in Secret while we're all being watched.
If you’re in a hurry, you can skip directly to where I explain, step by step, how to set this up for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and Android. Then, when you have time, come back and read the important caveats preceding those instructions.
When Juliet and Romeo are both anonymously logged into secret identity accounts and are having an OTR-encrypted conversation, they’re almost there. Depending on how Juliet made first contact, a close look at Romeo’s email or social media accounts might reveal the username of Juliet’s secret identity — she had to tell it to him somehow, after all. It could be possible for investigators to work from there to uncover Romeo’s secret identity as well.
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