If you think it is only a couple of terrorists that is being watched by the authorities, think again.
Have a look at the google transparency report (click this link) . Google and other companies comply with thousands or requests for information about specific user accounts from authorities all over the world!
In 2015 there where 68 908 requests where they provided data to authorities … with other words give access to the gmail accounts. These stats are from google themselves! You will also notice when you look at the graph that the number of requests per year is growing. Keep in mind, that this is just gmail. All other email providers receive similar requests.
There is of course the 'If you have nothing to hide' argument. In a perfect world that might make some sense. We live in an imperfect world where nothing is truly black or white, where the good guys is never 100% good and the bad guys never (well seldom) 100% bad.
You can't just simply trust that you are only being watched by the 'good guys' and that every employee working at the 'good guys' will never use the information they can get for malicious purposes.
"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say" - Edward Snowdenredpill do not encourage or condone any illegal activity. Do not use your hacking and spy software legally - respect other people's privacy - but also fight for your own privacy!
What can you do to protect your privacy?
Encrypt your emails using PGP.
You don't need to encrypt all your emails, but if there are some correspondence that you think needs to stay private, you can encrypt your emails. An easy way to do this is to use gmail with mailvelope. See the video below:
To be anonymous and to hide your IP address, you can work on the Darknet. With the Internet one computer connects to another computer and it is easy to get the IP address of the original computer.
On the darknet, internet requests are bumped around on computers (or nodes) in a way that it is not possible to get the original IP Address.
You use the darknet with special software like Tor.
How Tor Works:
Tor uses a network of computers to let your encrypted internet request jump around several computers. There is no way for the authorities to check who visited the website.
To use Tor is easy, just install it and use Tor instead of your normal browser. You can still use your normal browser for activities that you feel you don't need to keep private.