ShadowCrypt Encrypts Social Posts & Emails

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ShadowCrypt encrypts social posts and emails for better security.

If you haven’t heard of the new encryption service ShadowCrypt we’re here to share a bit about it with you. First off, communicating in a post-Snowden world has led many people to take extra precautions to protect their privacy. Setting up two-factor authentication, zero-knowledge email providers and other services are becoming more popular and readily available. This includes ShadowCrypt.

ShadowCrypt is a security service browser extension that you download and install via the Google Chrome store. What it does is work to not only encrypt your emails, but it’s rigged up to scramble and encrypt your social media posts on Facebook, Twitter and other social message sites.

Set-up and using ShadowCrypt is fairly straightforward. Download, install and then generate encryption keys for each site that you post to, including email service providers too. Once you’ve got your ShadowCrypt keys you’ll need to give them to the people that you want to share your encrypted social posts updates with so that they can read them. If you don’t, they’ll see a bunch of alphanumeric nonsense that won’t make a lick of sense to them.

So far, ShadowCrypt looks like a must have extension for anyone who’s wanting added protection for their social activity. Let us know what you think. Have you installed and used ShadowCrypt? Is it turnkey or tricky? Tell us in the comments below.

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Sarah Hartshorn is a marketing, public relations and social media professional with Vuze. She blogs about content, torrents, social media and a number of other tech topics. Sarah has been involved with traditional and digital marketing since 1998.