You report on digital privacy, health and education technology. What are your most important tools for doing your job?
We’re living in a surveillance economy where sites and apps can track and categorize our every online move. In that ecosystem, encrypted communication services have become some of my most important reporting tools.
For people who would rather not reach me through my corporate Gmail account at The Times, I use ProtonMail, an encrypted email service. I also use Signal, an encrypted text messaging and calling service. And I do some online research through Tor, a browser that masks your online address so sites can’t track your physical location. I also use DuckDuckGo, a search engine that doesn’t store your search history.
(Natasha Singer, New York Times, product hyperlinks added.)
Check, check, check, check. But I don’t know which acquaintances use ProtonMail and Signal, which limits usefulness.
She also uses Disconnect. (Strokes chin thoughtfully.)
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