Has your paranoia about government snooping ratcheted up lately with all the revelations of NSA spying in its Prism program? If so, Amit Agarwal shows you how to use Google Docs to do very strong encryption to encode those messages.
There are a couple of browser extensions that help you encrypt Gmail but here we discuss a new and more simple Google Docs based encryption method that works across all browsers and requires no add-ons or apps. You secure your message with a strong password and the recipient will have to enter the same password in order to decrypt your message.
Agarwal has very clear video and text instructions here. I highly recommend his blog and newsletter for excellent advice.
Joel Josephson posts, via Stephen Downes OLDaily newsletter,
“A collection of 18 useful videos produced for the Ed2.0Work EU project that introduce Skype, WizIQ, Voicethread, Voxopop, Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Posterous, AudioBoo, Slideshare, Prezi, Google Drive, Wikispaces, PBWorks, Diigo, Delicious, Reddit and the EU project Web20ERC.”
Screencast of my favorite social bookmarking tool, Diigo. These are very short and to the point, giving you a quick look at how the tool works. You decide whether it is suitable and worthy of further investment of time and energy. Nice.
If you click the link above it will take you to a site where you can watch and comment on the video. It’s called Vialogues and is the brainchild of Columbia University’s EdLab. Join for free and enjoy one of the handiest tools in the toolbox–even better than the ViceGrips. Really.