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"We’d probably object if someone put a microphone and camera in our room, and could listen to our conversations at any time. Yet, whether through ordinary phone calls or messages on Instagram, we often use chat tools that enable the service provider to eavesdrop on our conversations," notes the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which shares guides for keeping your communications private.

As well as basic and advanced tips for using Signal and WhatsApp, there are also instructions on how to use a web browser add-on to send encrypted emails even through standard clients such as GMail and Microsoft Outlook.

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