Encrypted communications

With Edward Snowden’s revelation of massive secret spying programs by the NSA and an endless parade of digital thieves waiting to steal your identity, it’s more important than ever to know that your communications are secure. As a reporter, I have to be able to confidently assure my sources that their email communications with me won’t fall into the wrong hands. That’s why I adopted the PGP encryption protocol for email. 

In a nutshell, PGP works by giving each user two “keys”: a public key and a private key. The public key is shared with everyone, while the private key is closely guarded by the user. The purpose of the two keys is to unlock an encryption algorithm that has more than 339,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible solutions. (I didn’t use scientific notation there so you could see just how massive that number is.) Needless to say, it’s pretty darn secure.

If you need to contact me securely, use PGP. You can learn more about PGP, including how to get it yourself, here.

My public key is below. For work-related topics, email me at pyeagle (at) illinoistimes (dot) com. For personal stuff, email me at pyeagle (at) gmail (dot) com.

—–BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–

Version: GnuPG v2.0.22 (MingW32)

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Wotwh6rAhWSa1VkT9Bh8otVtQhPsJk6lhQtpHwMBZOabVdQesyADs5bkwg0X/j8P

1MPSg6bubeI+Eh9CXm6v5CPEW5cTK+wgm0QOg07FPGiYzP/vLG+4wkJLqsLHQFvM

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nKP/5f7gXxWp/3Nu6agXCNIdZTUGsv6eqb8ML07wVmukWzspZ+JAhyLNB2/m07nP

RraBVz5x6e21orIPix3d1aYGLUMFQbdhuL6a5AH45sI2kBjYIcAFpqVp0n+OyB9Z

bw15yitaLbjrfuRmykOGHU3H/vjw5/JE2SznFqbSuVlO+R2f2miLJOJC

=3ZZF

—–END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–

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