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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. For e-mail (and/or sending encrypted files), use AntiPolygraph.org's public encryption key; the short ID is 29231D53. If you are not familiar with using public key encryption, the Enigmail plug-in for the free and open source Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client may be helpful. Alternatively, you can download an implementation of GnuPG for your operating system and use it with the e-mail client of your choosing.

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

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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Re: Note on Communicating with AntiPolygraph.org
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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E-mail Encryption
Reply #4 - Nov 24th, 2012 at 8:53am
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AntiPolygraph.org now supports S/MIME e-mail encryption. If you don't have a certificate for S/MIME encryption, you can get a free one here. S/MIME works with major e-mail client applications like Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird. The following is a video tutorial of how to set up and use S/MIME encryption in Apple Mail:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w1uLBuoX7g
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Re: Note on Communicating with AntiPolygraph.org
Reply #5 - Jun 10th, 2013 at 8:26am
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As you may have read over the weekend, whistleblower Edward Snowden has confirmed that the NSA is engaged in blanket surveillance of Americans' electronic communications, and major Internet companies including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, AOL, and Apple are giving the NSA routine server-level access to all customer data.

I've recommended Jitsi before as a free, open source video, voice, and text chat client that supports strong encryption. However, even if you use Jitsi with a Google Talk, Yahoo, or AIM account to have an encrypted conversation, the metadata of that conversation (time, who you contacted, how long you chatted) will be recorded by the associated companies and provided to the NSA.

Thus, if you'd like to have a private conversation without providing data to these companies, you can create a new chat account through the Jitsi website here:

https://jitsi.org/index.php/Register/Register

I have done just that, so in addition to Google Talk, Yahoo, and AIM, you can also reach me via XMPP/Jabber at georgemaschke@jit.si.


Jitsi no longer offers XMPP/Jabber accounts (though the Jitsi app, their Jabber client for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux, remains available), but you can get one from the Calyx Institute:

https://www.calyxinstitute.org/projects/public_jabber_xmpp_server

My current XMPP/Jabber address is georgemaschke@jabber.calyxinstitute.org.
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Tutorial on How to Set Up Secure Text Chat and Voice Communications with Jitsi
Reply #6 - Nov 16th, 2013 at 10:45am
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A detailed guide to setting up secure communications with the free, open source application, Jitsi, is available here:

https://pillowfortress.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/how-to-encrypt-chat-and-voip-wit...

Jitsi is a great alternative to Skype, which thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know to be an NSA PRISM partner (along with its parent company, Microsoft).
  

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AntiPolygraph.org Can Now Be Reached Securely via Signal/RedPhone/TextSecure
Reply #7 - Mar 25th, 2015 at 7:02pm
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If you have an iPhone with iOS 8 or an Android phone, you can now contact AntiPolygraph.org securely (and for free) using free, open source software from Open Whisper Systems.

After installing these free apps, feel free to message or call me at +1-202-810-2105. Our communications will be encrypted and will not be routed through the public telephone system.

For better privacy, don't add the above number to your contacts, as it may be synchronized with an iCloud or Google Contacts account. Instead, just type the number in on the keypad in Signal.
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AntiPolygraph.org Can Now Be Reached Via Threema
Reply #8 - Jun 22nd, 2015 at 9:32am
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AntiPolygraph.org can now be reached using the Threema messaging app, which is available for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone:

https://threema.ch/en

Our Threema user ID is S7TK4RXR, which is on an encrypted device in my possession. You can add this account to your Threema contacts list by scanning this QR code:

  

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Re: Note on Communicating with AntiPolygraph.org
Reply #9 - Jul 16th, 2015 at 5:09am
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This is a very scary subject. Technology is a double-edged sword.


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Reply #10 - 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 #11 - 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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