communication / social media
encrypting emails do not also encrypt the metadata. this includes to, from, cc, date, and subject. use instant messengers if you need total 100% encryption.
- gmail - no
- outlook - no
- riseup - aimed at activists. free, but you need an invite code and must request an account. keeps very few logs and any they do keep are purged after 24hrs. has a whole suite of services, as well as an onion link.
- disroot - not activist exclusive like riseup and autistic, despite what their website aesthetic suggests. free (you need to fill out a questionaire) or paid (via bank deposit, patreon, paypal, bitcoin, or faircoin). includes a whole suite of services. doesn't store ips and any logs are deleted after 24hrs. no .onion link, but is tor and vpn friendly.
- autistici - aimed at activists. free, but you need to agree with their manifesto in order to request an account (and then get manually approved).
- protonmail - free or paid (via credit/debit, paypal, or bitcoin). has an .onion link. vpn included. based in switzerland. you need to pay in order to use a third-party email client.
- tutanota - free or paid (via credit or paypal). exclusively powered by green energy. based in germany. blocks anonymizers last time i checked, which defeats the whole purpose of privacy lol. emails are only encrypted between tutanota users. you also cant use a third party email ciient. its kind of garbo now that i think about it.
is not as private as they've advertised themselves. their website has analytics (open source analytics is still analytics, fellas!), and they can see a lot of your email and calendar info, such as dates, names, attendees of calendar events, etc. they also comply with swiss authorities on a regular basis. (3,000+ complied requests in 2020 alone!!!) they are still better than other mainstream email providers, but if you need real security look elsewhere.
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