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Everyone has the right to privacy.


This includes the right to use high strength data encryption tools.  If someone abuses a kitchen knife we don't ban kitchen knives we instead correctly blame the perpetrator.


A private life is an inherent right that must be protected from the paranoia of nosy people.


Use high strength encryption like the PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) app to encrypt your data files and even governments won't be able to open them without your help.  Try a 4kB PKI (public key infrastructure) DSS/DH (Digital Signature Standard/Diffie-Hellman) key for the AES (Advanced Encryption System) Rijndael cipher with a very long passphrase then bit edit your private key and solely commit your edit to memory.  Like doing a logical NOT on the 20th bit.  This process is definitely complex but you're building yourself an impenetrable vault.  If you're happy to open your files to law enforcement and just want something to keep out most thieves, parents, kids, friends, etc. then you could simply use a 256-bit AES:R encrypted drive with like a 4-digit PIN.  You can secure all your USB thumb drives like this and probably also your computer's main drive.


Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) and even your internet service provider and local government won't be able to see what you do on the web or even where you do it, plus the websites you visit won't see where you're located.  This is easy to setup with an app and costs only a few bucks a month.  It gives you privacy on any internet connection on both computers and phones.  Of course governments could still request your data but it's another step in their way.  VPNs also secure unsecured Wi-Fi connections.