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Note on Communicating with AntiPolygraph.org
Apr 28th, 2012 at 6:53am
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As you may be aware, Americans' electronic communications (including telephone, e-mail, and Internet usage) are the target of pervasive, warrantless surveillance by our own government. This is no paranoid fantasy. NSA whistleblower William Binney, the former technical director of the Agency's 6,000-person World Geopolitical Military Analysis group, recently told Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman that he believes the U.S. Government has copies of most e-mails sent and received by people in the United States. Phone conversations and Internet traffic are also being collected on a massive scale.

What this means is that if you have ever communicated with AntiPolygraph.org or me personally by e-mail, text- or voice chat, phone or SMS, or even just visited this website (as you are doing now), the U.S. Government likely has a record of it.

To communicate electronically with AntiPolygraph.org securely, you must use encryption. An easy way to do this is to create a free e-mail account with ProtonMail, a free service (with a paid tier) based in Switzerland. ProtonMail encrypts messages between users on your own device and stores mail in encrypted format on its servers such that the admins cannot read it. AntiPolygraph.org's ProtonMail address is antipolygraph.org@protonmail.com.

As you see in my signature block, I'm reachable through a variety of encrypted messaging apps, including Signal Private Messenger, Wire, and WhatsApp.

Bear in mind that privacy (through encryption) does not guarantee anonymity. Even when e-mails, text, voice and video chats are encrypted, it may still possible to see who is communicating with whom. If you wish to communicate with AntiPolygraph.org anonymously, then I suggest using an encrypted proxy such as Tor. The Tails live CD/USB, discussed here, provides a handy implementation of Tor. Create any e-mail/chat accounts you use for anonymous communications through Tor, and only access those accounts through Tor.
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Reply #1 - Apr 30th, 2012 at 11:47pm
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This is a very scary subject. Technology is a double-edged sword.
  
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Re: Note on Communicating with AntiPolygraph.org
Reply #2 - May 2nd, 2012 at 2:53am
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George

This has been going on for a long time. Remember the Bush Administration was illegally monitoring phone calls from a very large phone bank in Washington State. I have it from a very good source that this corrupt administration has been biulding dosiers on Obama's adversaries ever since he took office but, it has been greatly upgraded since the FCC took over the internet on Nov. 20, 2011. And, btw, I'm sure you know that the feds has the best encryption breakers that there is.

I haven't brought this sort of thing up before because I didn't want to be responsible of turning the focus of your website into a political forum. However, I am glad that you posted this because a lot of people simply does not believe this can happen in this country. They are either naive or actually believe in it.

  
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Reply #3 - May 29th, 2012 at 2:04am
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What a shame. I never thought I'd see the day Americans would have to use cyphers and encryption to safely communicate with one another. Reminds me of those old WWII movies about nazi occupied countries. But it shouldn't be surprising, since one can legally be put through an interrogation while strapped to a device called "Lie Detector" in order to get a job. Orson Wells was indeed a prophet.
  
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Re: Note on Communicating with AntiPolygraph.org
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Reply #5 - Apr 8th, 2016 at 9:53am
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You can now contact AntiPolygraph.org securely and (optionally) anonymously via ProtonMail, a Swiss-based secure e-mail provider. ProtonMail offers free accounts with 1 GB of storage. All communication with the server is via HTTPS, and QualysSSL Labs gives ProtonMail an A+ rating. In addition to using a password, ProtonMail further encrypts your email on their servers using a login key that you alone control. Android and iOS apps are available.

If you would like to try ProtonMail, you can use it to contact AntiPolygraph.org at our ProtonMail address, antipolygraph.org [at] protonmail [dot] com. Contacting us in this way eliminates metadata that could be used to establish the fact that you communicated with AntiPolygraph.org.

You might also consider using a ProtonMail account when registering on the AntiPolygraph.org message board. You can sign up for a ProtonMail account via the mobile app, or on the Web here:

https://protonmail.com/
  

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Reply #6 - Jun 1st, 2017 at 11:26am
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You can now text or call AntiPolygraph.org via WhatsApp. Communications sent via this mobile app (which also has desktop clients for Windows and Macintosh) are end-to-end encrypted. While we prefer to use Signal Private Messenger, WhatsApp has a much larger installed user base (over one billion).
  

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