X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, rolled out “encrypted messages” this year!
We explain how to use it, who is eligible, but we also dive into the nitty gritty of how this encryption has been implements, and why we don’t think you should trust it for anything sensitive. There are better E2EE messaging apps out there.

00:00 X introduces Encrypted Messaging
02:53 How to Send Encrypted Messages on X
03:30 Who Can Use X’s Encrypted Messages?
03:57 Should You Use X’s Encrypted Messaging?
06:13 Deep Dive: How They’ve Implemented It
09:54 Problems
12:34 Conclusion

X’s introduction of encrypted messaging is long overdue, and a very welcome feature: It not only brings privacy to a lot more people, but it’s also a signal to the entire tech industry that privacy is important. Just be careful not to place too much trust in their encrypted messenger: For anything sensitive, we recommend using a platform with more robust privacy features.

Huge thanks for Matthew Garrett for writing this fantastic summary of the issues:

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Recommended Books:

Beginner’s Introduction To Privacy – Naomi Brockwell

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)
Samsung note 10 – https://amzn.to/3wNtYwb
iPhone XR – https://amzn.to/3Q8Sq4S
Pixel 6a – https://amzn.to/3i9dnQz

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!!

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