Cryptography at RGN
At RGN, we take a strong stance against surveillance of any capacity. To ensure that communications with us stay secure and are not tampered with, we encourage you to encrypt your communications with our public GPG key, which can be found here.
RGN also has a Root Certificate Authority which is used to encrypt communications between our servers and Cloudflare, our CDN provider. However, we also use X509 certificates to sign email communications at times. If you’d like to download the Root CA’s certificate to import it, you can find it here.
More info on GPG: https://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html#INTRO
The Illegal Global Surveillance programs by Governments
To learn ways to combat the large-scale illegal and unconstitutional surveillance program that various governments, including the United States government, engage in, please check out the following resources:
https://gnupg.org/ – Encryption of communications to ensure they are not tampered with and can only be read by the intended recipient
https://ssd.eff.org/en/taxonomy/term/362/ – Ways to defend yourself against surveillance
Why should you care?
On average, a US citizen commits three crimes per day. If the government were to ever dislike you for any reason, they could use “evidence” gathered by illegal surveillance to charge you with a crime you never intended to commit. Read more: “Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds target the Innocent” by Harvey Silverglate (Harvard Book Store)
The Fourth Amendment (United States Congress)
Five Reasons to care about Global Surveillance (Amnesty International)
Surveillance: Opposition (Wikipedia)
Permanent Record (Harvard Book Store)
“I have nothing to hide” Argument (Wikipedia) – Also, are you sure? I doubt you would want anyone to see everything you do, 24/7.
In my view, the NSA is out of control and operating in an unconstitutional manner. I worry very much about kids growing up in a society where they think ‘I’m not going to talk about this issue, read this book, or explore this idea because someone may think I’m a terrorist.’ That is not the kind of free society I want for our children.Bernie Sanders, Senator (VT)