“There are risks and costs to a program of action—but they are far less than the long range cost of comfortable inaction.” - John F. Kennedy
OTR means Off-the-record is a computer protocol that allows people to have secure conversations through messaging services that they already use such as Google Hangouts, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, etc. Once installed, this protocol will protect all of the conversations you have on these platforms through end-to-end encryption.
Follow the following instructions for your corresponding operating system:
Step 1: Install the Adium program on your computer. (Find in link below)
Step 2: Set up your messenger accounts by clicking preferences->accounts->+
After this OTR has been installed. To initiate an OTR chat you need to identify someone that is using OTR. When you open a window for the chat there will be a small lock in the upper left-hand corner, click it to initiate the locked chat. After this you must verify that you are talking to the person you think you are talking to to avoid a man in the middle attack. After clicking the lock, you must make sure that the key fingerprint matches to the one they gave you.
DuckDuckGo Search & Stories is an iPhone application that runs the DuckDuckGo search engine. The DuckDuckGo search engine is one of the best search engines that does not track and log your searches. This app provides, "Real Privacy. From funny videos to health and finance questions, searches are a reflection of your personal life. That's why we don't collect or share your personal information."
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