You don’t need to be an international spy or a criminal to demand in your digital communication. Use encrypted email (if you need to use email). Use encrypted, privacy-oriented messengers.

You might think you don’t write very interesting texts, so it doesn’t concern you. But would you show a stranger all your SMS texts? Would you send copies of all your emails to be published on the Web for anyone to see? Would it bother you if the USPS demanded all letters be sent in clear envelopes with the writing facing outwards?

I already don’t like Microsoft, but I see now I have no option but to use a Microsoft account to even start using a new Windows 11 computer.

I was setting up a new computer for my wife, and after grumbling I foolishly obeyed the operating system, but now after thinking about it, I’m going to do a factory reset and make up a crap email address to go with a new crap MS account that she’ll never use. I hope that’s helpful. I’m sure it’s better than nothing to NOT hand over her real name and personal email address.

The invasion of is appalling. My wife doesn’t want to use Linux, so I’m doing my best to help maintain some level of privacy in the MS environment.

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Anyone else use Messenger ( What do you think about it?

I mostly use and sometimes . But Sessions seems interesting. I just want to make sure it’s good before I try to talk my family and friends into using it. — a friendly social networking space for those with an interest in Catholicism.